Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros and Mykonos

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Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros, and Mykonos
Archidioecesis Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis
Αρχιεπισκοπή Νάξου, Τήνου, Άνδρου και Μυκόνου
Country Greece
Area 1,377 km2 (532 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
5,400 (8.7%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 13th Century
(As Diocese of Naxos)
(As Archdiocese of Naxos)
3 June 1919
(As Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Rosary in Tinos
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Nikólaos Printesis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros, and Mykonos (Latin: Archidioecesis Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in insular Greece.[1][2]

Its Cathedral archiepiscopal see is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the village of Xinara, on Tinos, but is also has a Co-Cathedral of the Presentation of the Lord, in Naxos town.

The ecclesiastical territory comprises most of the Aegean islands in Greece, including, but not limited to Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

The current Archbishop is Nikólaos Printesis, who was appointed in 1993.


Originally erected as the Diocese of Naxos in the 13th century, the Latin bishopric was promoted to the rank of Metropolitan Archdiocese of Naxos in 1522, after the fall of Rhodes (Ottoman conquest), when the Archiepiscopal see for its Knights Hospitallers' crusader state was in fact moved from there.

On June 3, 1919, the Archdiocese of Naxos was united with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tinos and Mykonos (which in 1824 had absorbed the suppressed Roman Catholic Diocese of Andros, without adopting its title) to form the present Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros and Mykonos, whose new name also includes Andros.


The Metropolitan's ecclesiastical province comprises his own archdiocese and the following suffragan dioceses :


(all Roman Rite)

Diocese of Naxos[edit]

Erected: 13th Century
Latin Name: Naxiensis

  • Giorgio (1252.11.12 – ?)
  • Bernardino (1330.10.19 – 1332.05.13), later Bishop of Sorres (1332.05.13 – ?)
  • Daniele (? – death 1345)
  • Andrea, Carmelites (O. Carm.) (1349.01.19 – 1356.05.29), later Bishop of Bosa (Italy) (1356.05.29 – 1360)
  • Tommaso, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1357.06.30 – ?)
  • Stefano (? – 1377.09.18), later (Metropolitan) Titular Archbishop of Cæsarea in Palæstina (1377.09.18 – ?)
  • Pantaleo Dioscoro di Nasso [whichbis Italian for 'of Naxos'] (1418.05.02 – ?), previously Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1410.02.12 – 1418.05.02)
  • Leonardo, Augustinian Order (O.E.S.A.) (1446.06.03 – ?)
  • Francesco, O.F.M. (1453.04.30 – ?)
  • Antonio (1458.12.29 – ?)
  • Nicola (1460.08.22 – ?)
  • Nicola di Gaeta (1479.02.13 – ?), previously Bishop of Minervino (1492.01.23 – 1497.05.15), Bishop of Acerra (Italy) (1497.05.15 – 1504.04.15)
  • Roberto de Noya (Noja), O.P. (1504.04.15 - 1515 Died)[3]
  • Paolo Zabarella, O.E.S.A. (1515 – ?)
  • Filippo di Vegis (1519.09.15 – 1523)

Archdiocese of Naxos[edit]

Elevated: 1522
Latin Name: Naxiensis

Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos[edit]

United: 3 June 1919 with the Diocese of Andros, the Diocese of Mykonos, and the Diocese of Tinos
Latin Name: Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ " Archbishop Roberto de Noya (Noja), O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 14, 2016
  4. ^ "Archbishop Marco Antonio (Sebastianus) Quirino, O. Cruc." David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  5. ^ a b Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 281.  (in Latin)

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Coordinates: 37°34′32″N 25°09′49″E / 37.5756°N 25.1635°E / 37.5756; 25.1635