Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice

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Patriarchate of Venice
Patriarchatus Venetiarum
Patriarcato di Venezia
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St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Venice
Statistics
Area 871 km2 (336 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
376,399
348,922 (92.7%)
Parishes 128
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 774
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Patriarch Francesco Moraglia
Map
Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice in Italy.svg
Website
www.patriarcatovenezia.it

The Patriarchate of Venice, (Latin: Patriarchatus Venetiarum) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Italy.

The ordinary of the archdiocese is the Patriarch of Venice, who is traditionally created a cardinal in consistory by the Pope. The mother church of the archdiocese is the Basilica di San Marco in Venezia.

As a metropolitan see, the Archdiocese of Venice is the chief diocese in the ecclesiastical province of Venezia. Its suffragan dioceses include Adria-Rovigo, Belluno-Feltre, Chioggia, Concordia-Pordenone, Padova, Treviso, Verona, Vicenza, and Vittorio Veneto.[1]

History[edit]

In 1451 the Patriarchate of Grado was merged with the Bishopric of Castello and Venice to form the Archdiocese of Venice.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Archdiocese of Venezia, Catholic-Hierarchy.org, url accessed May 22, 2006
  2. ^ On 1 Oct 1948 Piazza was appointed Secretary to the Sacred Consistorial Congregation. Lentz, pp. 143-144.

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