Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi

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Diocese of Lodi
Dioecesis Laudensis
Lodi Duomo facciata.JPG
Lodi Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 894 km2 (345 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
253,166 (98.6%)
Parishes 126
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti
Vicar General Bassiano Uggè[1]
Emeritus Bishops Giacomo Capuzzi, Giuseppe Merisi
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi in Italy.svg

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Lodi (Latin: Dioecesis Laudensis) has existed since the fourth century, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan.[2][3]


Under Diocletian, according to the local legend, 4000 Christians with their bishop, whose name is unknown, were burned alive in their church. St. Bassianus, the patron of the city of Lodi, was certainly bishop in 378.

Other bishops were:


Diocese of Lodi[edit]

Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Laudensis Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Milan



The diocese has 406 parishes, all in the Lombardy region: 386 in the Province of Lodi, 12 in the Province of Milan, 6 in the Province of Cremona and 2 in the Province of Pavia.[5]


  1. ^ Don Uggè nuovo vicario generale
  2. ^ "Diocese of Lodi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Lodi" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Giacomo Balardi Arrigoni, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-14 .

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 45°19′00″N 9°30′00″E / 45.3167°N 9.5000°E / 45.3167; 9.5000