Italo-Albanese Eparchy of Lungro

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Eparchy of Lungro
Eparchia Lungrensis
Diocesi di Lungro
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately Subject to the Holy See
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
32,900[2] (98.8[2]%)
Parishes 29[2]
Denomination Italo-Albanian Greek Catholic Church[1]
Rite Byzantine Rite[3]
Established February 13, 1919[3]
Cathedral St. Nicholas Cathedral[4]
Patron saint Saint Nicholas[3]
Secular priests 41[1]
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Donato Oliverio[3]
Emeritus Bishops Ercole Lupinacci[5]
Roman Catholic Eparchy of Lungro in Italy.svg

The Catholic Eparchy of Lungro (Italian: Eparchia di Lungro; Albanian: Eparhia e Ungres) is in Calabria, Italy of Italo-Albanian Greek Catholic Church.


It was created in 1919, as an eparchy directly subject to the Holy See, for members of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church,[2] the Catholics of the Byzantine Rite who had emigrated, mostly from Epirus and Albania, to Sicily and Calabria.[6] The diocese received territory from the Archdiocese of Rossano, Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio and Diocese of San Marco e Bisignano.[3]

Population census
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 32,500 —    
2000 32,800 +0.09%
2005 32,965 +0.10%
2009 32,900 −0.05%
2010 32,900 +0.00%
Source: CNEWA[1]


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  1. ^ a b c Roberson, Ronald G. "The Eastern Catholic Churches 2010" (PDF). Eastern Catholic Churches Statistics. Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eparchy of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese)". All Dioceses. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Diocese of Lungro". Catholic Dioceses in the World. GCatholic. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cathedral of St. Nicholas of Mira". Churches. Giga Catholic Information. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  5. ^ David M., Cheney. "Bishop Ercole Lupinacci". All Bishops. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Italo-Greeks". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

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