Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua

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Diocese of Padua
Dioecesis Patavinaima
Diocesi di Padova
Kathedrale und Baptisterium.JPG
Padua Cathedral
Country Italy
Area 3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,027,662 (98.9%)
Parishes 459
Rite Roman
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio Mattiazzo
Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua in Italy.svg
Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Padua)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua (Italian: Diocesi di Padova Latin: Dioecesis Patavina) is a see of the Catholic Church in the Veneto, northern Italy. It was erected in the 3rd century, and is a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Venice. The current Bishop of Padova is Antonio Mattiazzo.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. The diocese also contains the somewhat grander Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.


The Diocese of Padua covers the most part of the Province of Padua, out of a main part of the higher plain; instead it includes areas from the surrounding provinces of Vicenza (Altopiano di Asiago, Mount Grappa), Venice (Riviera del Brenta), Treviso (Valdobbiadene) and Belluno.

List of Bishops of Padua[edit]


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  2. ^ Corner, Flaminio (1755). Creta sacra sive de episcopis utriusque ritus graeci et latini in insula Cretae. Vol. II. Venice: Jo. Battista Pasquale. p. 89. 
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Coordinates: 45°25′00″N 11°52′00″E / 45.4167°N 11.8667°E / 45.4167; 11.8667