Roman Catholic Diocese of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza

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Diocese of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza
Dioecesis Montis Politiani-Clusina-Pientina
Montepulciano Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
Area 1,068 km2 (412 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
70,100 (95.9%)
Parishes 46
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 November 1561
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Montepulciano)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Secondiano (Chius)
Concattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta (Pienza)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Stefano Manetti
Italy Tuscany Diocese map Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza.svg
Co-cathedral in Chiusi (left) Co-cathedral in Pienza (right)

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza (Latin: Dioecesis Montis Politiani-Clusina-Pientina), in Tuscany, has existed in the current form since 1986. In that year the diocese of Chiusi-Pienza was united into the historical Diocese of Montepulciano. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino.[1]

On March 25, 2000, Rodolfo Cetoloni was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiusi-Pienza-Montepulciano by the Pope John Paul II, receiving episcopal ordination on May 20, 2000. On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Cetoloni as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grosseto.[2][3]


Montepulciano belonged originally to the diocese of Arezzo, and had a collegiate church, whose archpriest became a mitred abbot in 1400; in 1480 it became a prælatura nullius, and in 1561 was made an episcopal see.

Its first bishop was Spinello Benci (1562); among the others were:


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
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  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 43°06′00″N 11°47′00″E / 43.1000°N 11.7833°E / 43.1000; 11.7833