Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua

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Diocese of Padua
Dioecesis Patavina
Diocesi di Padova
Kathedrale und Baptisterium.JPG
Padua Cathedral
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] (elect)
Emeritus Bishops Antonio Mattiazzo
Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua in Italy.svg
Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Padua)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua (Italian: Diocesi di Padova Latin: Dioecesis Patavina) is a see of the Catholic Church in the Veneto, northern Italy. It was erected in the 3rd century, and is a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Venice. The Diocese is currently a vacant see (sede vacante) following the acceptance by Pope Francis of the resignation of Bishop Antonio Mattiazzo on 18 July 2015. The bishop-elect 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 somewhat grander Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.


The Diocese of Padua covers the most part of the Province of Padua, out of a main part of the higher plain; instead it includes areas from the surrounding provinces of Vicenza (Altopiano di Asiago, Mount Grappa), Venice (Riviera del Brenta), Treviso (Valdobbiadene) and Belluno.

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