Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua

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Diocese of Padua
Dioecesis Patavina
Diocesi di Padova
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Country Italy
Area 3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,027,662 (98.9%)
Parishes 459
Rite Roman
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Claudio Cipolla[1]
Emeritus Bishops Antonio Mattiazzo
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Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Padua)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua (Italian: Diocesi di Padova; Latin: Dioecesis Patavina) is an episcopal see of the Catholic Church in Veneto, northern Italy. It was erected in the 3rd century and is a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Venice.

The current Bishop is Claudio Cipolla.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. The diocese also contains the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua and the Basilica of Santa Giustina.


The Diocese of Padua covers the most part of the Province of Padua, out of a main part of the higher plain. It also includes areas from the surrounding provinces of Vicenza (Thiene, Asiago and Plateu of the Sette Comuni, Monte Grappa, southern Valsugana), Venice (Riviera del Brenta), Treviso (Valdobbiadene) and Belluno (Quero).

List of Bishops of Padua[edit]


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Coordinates: 45°25′00″N 11°52′00″E / 45.4167°N 11.8667°E / 45.4167; 11.8667