Roman Catholic Diocese of Treviso

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Diocese of Treviso
Dioecesis Tarvisina
Facciata del duomo.jpg
Treviso Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Venice
Area 2,194 km2 (847 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
807,020 (91.2%)
Parishes 265
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv.
Emeritus Bishops Paolo Magnani
Roman Catholic Diocese of Treviso in Italy.svg

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Treviso (Latin: Dioecesis Tarvisina) is in the Veneto. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Venice.[1][2]


Through the intercession of Bishop Felix the city of Treviso was spared during the Lombard invasion (569) and became the seat of a duchy. Charlemagne made it a marquisate, extending from Belluno to Ceneda, and from the Adige to the Tagliamento. In 922 Treviso, which was under episcopal jurisdiction, was sacked by the Hungarians.

Treviso probably was Christianized from Aquileia. The first bishop of certain date was Jucundus, who in 421 took part in the consecration of the church of the Rialto in Venice. The bishops of Treviso who participated in the schism of the Three Chapters were: Felix (see above); Rusticus, present at the Council of Murano (588); and Felix II, who signed the petition to the Emperor Maurice.

In 905 Bishop Adelbert received from Berengar I of Italy the temporal jurisdiction of the city, which extended to Rozo (969- 1001) and Rolando who adhered to the schism of Clement III. Bishop Tiso (1212-45) suffered from the tyranny of Ezzelino, and Alberto Ricco, O. M. (1255), was imprisoned for preaching against him.

Other bishops were:

In 1818 Treviso passed from the metropolitan see of Aquileia (Udine) to the archdiocese of Venice. Bishop Giuseppe Grasser (1822) healed the conflicts caused by the interregnum. Bishop Giovanni Antonio Farina (1850) conferred sacred orders on Giuseppe Sarto, later Pope Pius X.

United with Treviso is the ancient Diocese of Asolo, the bishops of which are unknown from 587 (Agnellus) until 1049 (Ugo); and the diocese of Heraclea (diocse of Città Nova), a city founded in the times of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius, as a refuge for the inhabitants of Opitergium (Oderzo), who with their bishop (Magnus) had been exiled by the Lombards. Twenty-six bishops are known, from 814 until the union of the see with Treviso, 1440.[3]


Diocese of Treviso[edit]

Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Dioecesis Tarvisina
Metropolitan: Patriarchate of Venice


  1. ^ "Diocese of Treviso" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Treviso" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ "Bishop Francesco Barozzi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Giorgio Cornaro" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 28, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Bartolomeo Gradenigo" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 26, 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.