Roman Catholic Diocese of Pavia

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Diocese of Pavia
Dioecesis Papiensis
Duomo Pavia.jpg
Pavia Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 782 km2 (302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
158,711 (98.2%)
Parishes 99
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Corrado Sanguineti
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pavia in Italy.svg

The Diocese of Pavia (Latin: Dioecesis Papiensis) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan.[1][2] The diocese has produced one Pope and Patriarch of Venice, and three cardinals.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire. The current Bishop of Pavia is Corrado Sanguineti, appointed by Pope John Paul II on 1 December 2003.

List of bishops of Pavia (incomplete)[edit]


The diocese's 99 parishes are all located in the (civil) region Lombardy: 97 in the Province of Pavia and 2 in the Province of Milan.[3]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Pavia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Pavia" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-13 .

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