Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trento

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Archdiocese of Trent
Archidioecesis Tridentina
Arcidiocesi di Trento
Trento-Piazza del Duomo.jpg
Trento Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Trento
Area 6,212 km2 (2,398 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
486,000 (91.6%)
Parishes 452
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 2nd century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Vigilio Vescovo
Secular priests 587
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Lauro Tisi
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trento in Italy.svg

The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Trento (Latin: Archidioecesis Tridentina, German Trient), in the Triveneto, is a Latin Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese named after its see in Alpine Italy, Trento (Tr(i)ent), in Trentino-Alto Adige region.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Minor basilica Cattedrale di S. Vigilio Vescovo in, Trento. It has two more minor basilicas:

  • Basilica S. Maria Maggiore Basilica S. Maria Maggiore, also in Trento city
  • Basilica di Ss. Sisinio, Martirio e Alessandro, in Sanzeno, Trento.


Established circa 200 AD as Diocese of Trento, it became a suffragan of the Patriarchs of Aquiliea-Grado. As a prince-bishopric, the bishop's temporal possession also constituted a state of the Holy Roman Empire. At some point, it was added to the province of Salzburg.

In 1786 it gained territory from the Diocese of Feltre.

On 14 June 1929 it was promoted to Archdiocese of Trento, which only became a metropolitan see on 6 August 1964, with the Diocese of Bolzano-Brixen as its only suffragan.[1]

On 6 July 1964 it lost territory to the then Diocese of Brixen (Bressanone).

It enjoyed papal visits from Pope John Paul II in July 1988 and April 1995.

Bishops and Archbishops[edit]

Bishops of Trento[edit]

to 1200[edit]

1200 to 1500[edit]

1500 to 1800[edit]

since 1800[edit]

Archbishops of Trento

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Bernhard was created Cardinal-Priest of Santo Stefano al Monte Celio (1530.05.16 – 1539.07.30), also Apostolic Administrator of Brixen (Bressanonone, Italy) (21 May–30 July, 1539)

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Coordinates: 46°04′00″N 11°07′00″E / 46.0667°N 11.1167°E / 46.0667; 11.1167