Roman Catholic Diocese of Noto

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Coordinates: 36°53′28″N 15°4′9″E / 36.89111°N 15.06917°E / 36.89111; 15.06917

Diocese of Noto
Dioecesis Netensis
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Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Siracusa
Area 1,355 km2 (523 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
211,000 (99.06%)
Parishes 98
Rite Roman Rite
Established 15 May 1844 (171 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Nicolò
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio Staglianò
Emeritus Bishops Mariano Crociata
Giuseppe Malandrino
Salvatore Nicolosi
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Noto is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Sicily, Italy. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Siracusa. Monsignor Antonio Staglianò is the current bishop of the diocese of Noto.


The diocese was canonically erected on May 15, 1844, by Pope Pius IX, separating it from the Archdiocese of Syracuse, of which Noto is suffragan.


The diocese is located in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. The seat of the bishop is in Noto Cathedral.


List of Recent Bishops[edit]

Incumbent Term Start Term Finish Notes
Benedetto Lavecchia Cuarnieri O.F.M 23 February 1872 5 July 1875 Appointed, Archbishop of Siracusa
5 July 1875 1913 Died
Giuseppe Vizzini 19 August 1913 8 December 1935 Died
Angelo Calabretta 16 July 1936 27 June 1970 Resigned
Salvatore Nicolosi 27 June 1970 19 June 1998 Retired
Giuseppe Malandrino 19 June 1998 16 July 2007 Retired
Mariano Crociata 16 July 2007 26 September 2008 Resigned, Appointed Secretary-General of the CEI
Antonio Staglianò 22 January 2009


  • Cattedrale di San Nicolò di Mira (Seat of the Bishop of Noto).
  • Church of Santa Caterina.
  • Church of San Corrado.
  • Church of the Collegio di San Carlo.
  • Church of the Sacro Nome di Gesu.
  • Monastery of Santa Chiara (1735), designed by Gagliardi. It has an oval plant, the interior divided by twelve columns housing a Madonna with Child from the 16th century.
  • Church of San Michele Arcangelo.
  • Church of Santa Maria della Scala.
  • Church of Santissimo Salvatore.
  • Church of San Nicola di Mira.
  • Church of Santa Chiara, with a precious Madonna (by Antonello Gagini).
  • Church of San Francesco d'Assisi (Immacolata).
  • Church of the Spirito Santo.
  • Church of Ecce Homo.
  • Church of Santa Maria dell'Arco.
  • Church of the Anime Sante del Purgatorio ("Holy Souls of the Purgatory").
  • Church of Santa Maria della Rotonda.
  • Church of the Santissima Trinità.
  • Church of San Carlo al Corso (by Rosario Gagliardi).
  • Church of Santa Maria del Carmelo.
  • Church of San Pietro Martire.
  • Church of San Michele Arcangelo.
  • Church of San Domenico (by Rosario Gagliardi).
  • Church of Sant'Antonio Abate.
  • Church of Santa Caterina.
  • Church of the Crociferio di San Camillo.
  • Church of Montevergine (San Girolamo).
  • Church of Santissimo Salvatore.
  • Church of San Andrea Apostolo.
  • Church of San Pietro delle Rose (Saints Peter and Paul).
  • Church of the SS. Crocifisso.
  • Church of Sant'Egidio Vescovo.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Gesù.
  • Church of Annunziata.
  • Church of Santa Agata.


As of 16 July 2007 there are 105 priests, 15 permanent deacons and 249 religious in the archdiocese.[1]


  1. ^ Vatican Information Service July 16, 2007

See also[edit]

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI. Published 1913. New York: Robert Appleton Company

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