List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Europe

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In the birthplace of the Catholic Church, there are a large number of dioceses principally centred in the countries of Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, and Poland. Italy has the largest number of dioceses per capita of any country, although Brazil has more in total.

An episcopal conference, or bishops' conference, is an official assembly of all the bishops in a defined geographic territory, usually a single country. Andorra and San Marino are part of neighboring foreign dioceses, and so are covered by the Spanish and Italian conferences, respectively. A single conference covers the five nordic countries, and dioceses in Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Monaco are not part of any episcopal conference. In the British Isles, one conference covers the whole of Ireland, a second covers England and Wales (and the crown dependencies), and a third conference covers Scotland.

Dioceses are usually organized into ecclesiastical provinces headed by the archbishop seated in the designated metropolitan archdiocese. Bishops and dioceses subordinated to the metropolitan archbishop are called suffragans. However, not all archbishops are metropolitans. Sometimes an archdiocesan see is suffragan to a metropolitan archbishop, but retains its rank for historical reasons. Some dioceses and archdioceses are not suffragan to a metropolitan see, but are directly subject to the Holy See in Rome.

List of Dioceses[edit]

This list is organized (when applicable) by episcopal conference and ecclesiastical province. Latin Church dioceses are listed in regular font. Dioceses of Eastern Catholic Churches are listed in italics.

Ecclesiastical province
  • Metropolitan archdiocese
    • Suffragan dioceses (Latin Church)
    • Suffragan dioceses (Eastern Catholic Churches)

Episcopal Conference of Albania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Shkodër-Pult
Ecclesiastical Province of Tiranë-Durrës

Episcopal Conference of Austria[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Salzburg
Ecclesiastical Province of Wien
Immediately subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of Belarus[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Minsk-Mohilev

Episcopal Conference of Belgium[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Mechelen-Brussels

Episcopal Conference of Bosnia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Sarajevo

Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria[edit]

Immediately subject to the Holy See[3]

Episcopal Conference of Croatia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Rijeka
Ecclesiastical Province of Sirmio
Ecclesiastical Province of Split-Makarska
Ecclesiastical Province of Zagreb

Episcopal Conference of the Czech Republic[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Bohemia
Ecclesiastical province of Moravia (Archbishopric of Moravia)

Episcopal Conference of England and Wales[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Birmingham
Ecclesiastical province of Cardiff
Ecclesiastical province of Liverpool
Ecclesiastical province of Southwark
Ecclesiastical province of Westminster

Episcopal Conference of France[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Besançon
Ecclesiastical Province of Bordeaux
Ecclesiastical Province of Clermont
Ecclesiastical Province of Dijon
Ecclesiastical Province of Lille
Ecclesiastical Province of Lyon
Ecclesiastical Province of Marseille
Ecclesiastical Province of Montpellier
Ecclesiastical Province of Paris
Ecclesiastical Province of Poitiers
Ecclesiastical Province of Reims
Ecclesiastical Province of Rennes
Ecclesiastical Province of Rouen
Ecclesiastical Province of Toulouse
Ecclesiastical Province of Tours
Immediately subject to the Holy See[6]

Episcopal Conference of Germany[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Bamburg
Ecclesiastical province of Berlin
Ecclesiastical province of Hamburg
Middle German ecclesiastical province

(aka Ecclesiastical province of Paderborn)

Ecclesiastical province of Munich and Freising
Rhenish ecclesiastical province

(aka Ecclesiastical province of Cologne)

Upper Rhenish ecclesiastical province

(aka Ecclesiastical province of Freiburg im Breisgau)

Episcopal Conference of Greece[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Corfù, Zante e Cefalonia
Ecclesiastical Province of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos

Episcopal Conference of Hungary[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Eger
Ecclesiastical Province of Esztergom-Budapest
Ecclesiastical Province of Kalocsa-Kecskemét
Ecclesiastical Province of Veszprém

Episcopal Conference of Ireland[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Armagh
Ecclesiastical province of Cashel
Ecclesiastical province of Dublin
Ecclesiastical province of Tuam

Episcopal Conference of Italy[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Agrigento
Ecclesiastical Province of Ancona-Osimo
Ecclesiastical Province of Bari-Bitonto
Ecclesiastical Province of Benevento
Ecclesiastical Province of Bologna
Ecclesiastical Province of Campobasso-Boiano
Ecclesiastical Province of Cagliari
Ecclesiastical Province of Catanzaro-Squillace
Ecclesiastical Province of Catania
Ecclesiastical Province of Chieti-Vasto
Ecclesiastical Province of Cosenza-Bisignano
Ecclesiastical Province of Fermo
Ecclesiastical Province of Florence
Ecclesiastical Province of Foggia-Bovino
Ecclesiastical Province of Genoa
Ecclesiastical Province of Gorizia
Ecclesiastical Province of L'Aquila
Ecclesiastical Province of Lecce
Ecclesiastical Province of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela
Ecclesiastical Province of Milan
Ecclesiastical Province of Modena-Nonantola
Ecclesiastical Province of Naples
Ecclesiastical Province of Oristano
Ecclesiastical Province of Palermo
Ecclesiastical Province of Perugia-Città della Pieve
Ecclesiastical Province of Pesaro
Ecclesiastical Province of Pescara-Penne
Ecclesiastical Province of Pisa
Ecclesiastical Province of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
Ecclesiastical Province of Ravenna-Cervia
Ecclesiastical Province of Reggio Calabria-Bova
Ecclesiastical Province of Rome
Ecclesiastical Province of Sassari
Ecclesiastical Province of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Ecclesiastical Province of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
Ecclesiastical Province of Siracusa
Ecclesiastical Province of Taranto
Ecclesiastical Province of Turin
Ecclesiastical Province of Trento
Ecclesiastical Province of Udine
Ecclesiastical Province of Venice
Ecclesiastical Province of Vercelli

Episcopal Conference of Malta[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Malta

Episcopal Conference of the Netherlands[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Utrecht

Episcopal Conference of Poland[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Białystok
Ecclesiastical province of Częstochowa
Ecclesiastical province of Gdańsk
Ecclesiastical province of Gniezno
Ecclesiastical province of Katowice
Ecclesiastical province of Kraków
Ecclesiastical province of Łódź
Ecclesiastical province of Lublin
Ecclesiastical province of Poznań
Ecclesiastical province of Przemyśl
Ecclesiastical province of Szczecin-Kamień
Ecclesiastical province of Warmia
Ecclesiastical province of Warszawa
Ecclesiastical province of Wrocław

Episcopal Conference of Portugal[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Lisboa
Ecclesiastical Province of Braga
Ecclesiastical Province of Évora

Episcopal Conference of Romania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bucharest

Episcopal Conference of Scandinavia[edit]

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of Scotland[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Glasgow
Ecclesiastical province of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh

Episcopal Conference of Serbia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Beograd

Episcopal Conference of Slovakia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bratislava
Ecclesiastical Province of Košice

Episcopal Conference of Slovenia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Ljubljana
Ecclesiastical Province of Maribor

Episcopal Conference of Spain[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Barcelona
Ecclesiastical province of Burgos
Ecclesiastical province of Granada
Ecclesiastical province of Madrid
Ecclesiastical province of Mérida-Badajoz
Ecclesiastical province of Oviedo
Ecclesiastical province of Pamplona
Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de Compostela
Ecclesiastical province of Seville
Ecclesiastical province of Tarragona
Ecclesiastical province of Toledo
Ecclesiastical province of Valencia
Ecclesiastical province of Valladolid
Ecclesiastical province of Zaragoza

Swiss Bishop's Conference[edit]

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of the Ukraine[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Lviv

Immediately Subject to the Holy See[edit]

Under the direct authority of the Holy See[edit]

Croatia
Estonia
Gibraltar
Greece
Italy
Kosovo[a]
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Monaco
Montenegro
Romania

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austrian". Austrian Bishops' Conference. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wettingen-Mehrerau Territorial Abbey". Austrian Bishops' Conference. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ [1], Accessed 30 Sep 2012.
  4. ^ Jurisdiction includes the Isle of Man.
  5. ^ Jurisdiction includes the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
  6. ^ [2], Accessed 24 Sep 2012.
  7. ^ Jurisdiction includes San Marino.
  8. ^ Jurisdiction includes Andorra.