Roman Catholic Diocese of Rieti

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Diocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore)
Dioecesis Reatina (-S. Salvatoris Maioris)
Cattedrale di Rieti - esterno - 6.jpg
Rieti Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 1,818 km2 (702 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
93,011 (93.9%)
Parishes 94
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th century
Cathedral Cattedrale-Basilica di S. Maria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Delio Lucarelli

The Diocese of Rieti (Latin: Dioecesis Reatina (-S. Salvatoris Maioris)) is a See of the Catholic Church in Italy. It is immediately subject to the Holy See.[1]


The diocese was established in the fifth century. It lost territory in 1309 to the now-suppressed Diocese of Città Ducale. On 3 June 1925 Pope Pius XI added S. Salvatore Maggiore to the name of the diocese.[2][3]




  1. ^ Rieti - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ "Diocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Rieti" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Desideri (Conte)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

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

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