Military Ordinariate of Italy

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Military Ordinariate in Italy
Ordinariato Militare in Italia
CoA Ordinariato Militare in Italia.svg
The coat of arms of the Military Ordinariate in Italy
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 6 March 1925 (92 years ago)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Santo Marcianò
Emeritus Bishops Vincenzo Pelvi

The Military Ordinariate in Italy (Italian: Ordinariato Militare in Italia) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Italian Armed Forces and their families.


It was established as a military vicariate on 6 March 1925, but the first military vicar was not appointed until 23 April 1929. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The Episcopal seat is located at the Church of St. Catharine of Siena in Magnanapoli (Chiesa Principale di Santa Catarina da Siena a Magnanapoli) in Rome, Italy.

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