List of Catholic dioceses in Italy

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The following is the List of the Catholic dioceses in Italy. As of May 2017, the Catholic Church in Italy is divided into sixteen ecclesiastical regions. While they are similar to the 20 civil regions of the Italian state, there are some differences. Most ecclesiastical regions are in turn divided into a number of ecclesiastical provinces. The provinces are in turn divided into a number of dioceses. The sovereign state of Vatican City is part of the metropolitan province of Rome. A metropolitan bishop exercises a degree of leadership over a group of dioceses that are loosely subject (suffragan) to the care of the metropolitan see. This list excludes those archdioceses, dioceses and ecclesiastical territories that are immediately subject to the Holy See.

There are 227 sees ('particular churches'), most of which are dioceses led by a bishop. A diocese that is led by an archbishop is known as an archdiocese. There are 40 Metropolitan archdioceses which serve as the seat of an ecclesiastical province. This number includes the Holy See and the Patriarchate of Venice. There are also four archdioceses which are non-metropolitan, having been demoted by papal decree. This brings the number of archbishops in Italy and Vatican City to 44 (i.e. 40 + 4).

All the sees belong to the Latin Church apart from three Eastern Catholic sees of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church that use the Byzantine Rite in the Albanian language. All sees of the Latin Church use the Roman Rite apart from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milan, which mainly uses the Ambrosian Rite.


Episcopal Conference of Italy[edit]

ecclesiastical provinces in Italy (above)/ Ecclesiastical regions (below)
Map
Code
Ecclesiastical
Region
Ecclesiastical
Province
1 Abruzzo-Molise
L'Aquila in Abruzzo
Chieti-Vasto in Abruzzo
Pescara-Penne in Abruzzo
Campobasso-Boiano in Molise
2 Basilicata
Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
3 Calabria
Calabria-Bova
Catanzaro-Squillace
Cosenza-Bisignano
4 Campania
Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Benevento
Naples
5 Emilia-Romagna
Bologna
Modena-Nonantola
Ravenna-Cervia
6 Lazio
Rome
7 Liguria
Genoa
8 Lombardy
Milan
9 Marche
Ancona-Osimo
Fermo
Pesaro
10 Piedmont
Turin including Aosta Valley
Vercelli in Piedmont
11 Puglia
Bari-Bitonto
Foggia-Bovino
Lecce
Taranto
12 Sardinia
Cagliari
Oristano
Sassari
13 Sicily
Agrigento
Catania
Messina-Lipari
Palermo
Syracuse
14 Tuscany
Florence
Pisa
Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
15 Triveneto
Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Trento in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Venice in Veneto
16 Umbria
Perugia-Città della Pieve

Exempt[edit]

The following are immediately Subject to the Holy See, despite not being in the Pope's Ecclesiastical Province of Rome.

Italo-Albanian Catholic Church[edit]

(Byzantine Rite, the only non-Latin dioceses in Italy)

Ecclesiastical Region of Abruzzo-Molise[edit]

The ecclesiastical provinces of L'Aquila, Chieti-Vasto and Pescara-Penne are mainly situated in the civil region of Abruzzo while Campobasso-Boiano is situated in Molise.

Ecclesiastical Province of L'Aquila[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Chieti-Vasto[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Pescara-Penne[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Campobasso-Boiano[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Basilicata[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Calabria[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Reggio Calabria-Bova[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Catanzaro-Squillace[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Cosenza-Bisignano[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Campania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Benevento[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Naples[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Emilia-Romagna[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bologna[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Modena-Nonantola[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Ravenna-Cervia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Lazio[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Rome[edit]

The motherchurch of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Italy is the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral church of the pope.

Ecclesiastical Region of Liguria[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Genoa[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Lombardy[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Milan[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Marche[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Ancona-Osimo[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Fermo[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Pesaro[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Piedmont[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Turin[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Vercelli[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Puglia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bari-Bitonto[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Foggia-Bovino[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Lecce[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Taranto[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Sardinia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Cagliari[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Oristano[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Sassari[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Sicily[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Agrigento[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Catania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Palermo[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Siracusa (Syracuse)[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Tuscany[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Firenze (Florence)[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Pisa[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Triveneto[edit]

In the ecclesiastical region of Triveneto, there are two ecclesiastical provinces of that are situated in the civil region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Gorizia and Udine); one province that is mainly situated in the civil region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (Trento); one province that is mainly situated in the civil region of Veneto (Venice).

Ecclesiastical Province of Gorizia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Udine[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Trento[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Venice[edit]

Ecclesiastical Region of Umbria[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Perugia-Città della Pieve[edit]

Former prelatures[edit]

Titular Prelatures[edit]

  • Titular Archiepiscopal Sees :
  • Titular Episcopal Sees (158): Acquapendente, Æca, Agropoli, Alessano, Altino, Amiterno, Anglona, Anzio, Aquaviva, Arna, Arpi, Asolo, Atella, Aveia, Bagnoregio, Belcastro, Bettona, Bevagna, Biccari, Bisarcio, Bitetto, Blanda, Blera, Bolsena, Bomarzo, Brescello, Buxentum, Campli, Canne, Canosa, Caorle, Capo della Foresta, Capri, Carini, Carinola, Carmeiano, Castello, Castro, Castro di Puglia, Castro di Sardegna, Caudium, Celano, Cerenzia, Cerveteri, Città Ducale, Civitanova, Civitate, Claterna, Cuma, Dolia, Dragonara, Eclano, Egnazia Appula, Equilio, Eraclea, Erdonia, Faleri, Falerone, Ferento, Fidene, Fiorentino, Fondi, Forconio, Fordongianus, Forlimpopoli, Formia, Foro Flaminio, Frigento, Gabi, Galazia in Campania, Gallese, Galtellì, Grumentum, Guardialfiera, Isola, Labico, Lavello, Lentini, Lesina, Lettere, Lilibeo, Lorium, Luni, Malamocco, Martana, Martirano, Massa Lubrense, Minervino Murge, Minori, Minturno, Miseno, Montecorvino, Montefiascone, Montemarano, Monterano, Monteverde, Mottola, Nepi, Nomento, Numana, Oderzo, Ofena, Orte, Ostra, Otricoli, Ottana, Passo Corese, Pausula, Pesto, Plestia, Ploaghe, Polignano, Populonia, Potenza Picena, Ravello, Roselle, Sabiona, Sala Consilina, Salpi, San Leone, Santa Giusta, Satriano, Scala, Sepino, Sorres, Spello, Strongoli, Subaugusta, Suelli, Sulci, Sutri, Taormina, Tauriano, Termini Imerese, Tharros, Thurio, Tindari, Torcello, Tortiboli, Tre Taverne, Treba, Trevi, Trevi nel Lazio, Trevico, Tricala, Troina, Tronto, Tuscania, Umbriatico, Urbisaglia, Velia, Vescovìo, Vibo Valentia, Vico Equense, Voghenza, Volturno, Vulturara, Zuglio
  • Titular Abbacies (?nullius) (all 10 united to current dioceses) : Farfa, Fontevivo, Nonantola, Pomposa, San Colombano, San Martino al Monte Cimino, San Michele Arcangelo di Montescaglioso, San Salvatore Maggiore, Santa Maria di Polsi, Santissimo Salvatore

Gallery of Archdioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]