Titular Archbishop of Aquileia

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Titular see of Aquileia
Aquileia Basilica, esterno - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto.jpg
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1968
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Titular Archbishop Charles John Brown

The Titular Archbishop of Aquileia is a titular see of the Roman Catholic church.[1] It is currently held by Charles John Brown the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.

The titular see is one of the last vestiges of the once powerful Patriarchate of Aquileia. It was suppressed in the eighteenth century. In 1968 Aquileia became a titular non-residential archbishopric.[2] Among the more recent holders were:

The office of Patriarch of Aquileia had become contentious with both the Republic of Venice and the Habsburg Empire contesting the right to nominate the Archbishop because both Venetian and Austrian Dioceses were subject to the Patriarchate.

In 1751 with the 6 July bull Injunctio Nobis, the Pope Benedict XIV divided the patriarchate into two archdioceses; one at Udine, with Venetian Friuli for its territory, the other at Gorizia, with jurisdiction over Austrian Friuli. Of the ancient patriarchate, once so proud and influential, there remained but the parish church of Aquileia. It was made immediately subject to the Apostolic See and to its rector was granted the right of using episcopal insignia seven times in the year.