List of Catholic dioceses in Italy

The following is the List of the Catholic dioceses in Italy. As of May 2017, the Catholic Church in Italy is divided into sixteen ecclesiastical regions. While they are similar to the 20 civil regions of the Italian state, there are some differences. Most ecclesiastical regions are in turn divided into a number of ecclesiastical provinces. The provinces are in turn divided into a number of dioceses. The sovereign state of Vatican City is part of the metropolitan province of Rome. A metropolitan bishop exercises a degree of leadership over a group of dioceses that are loosely subject (suffragan) to the care of the metropolitan see. This list excludes those archdioceses, dioceses and ecclesiastical territories that are immediately subject to the Holy See.

There are 227 sees ('particular churches'), most of which are dioceses led by a bishop. A diocese that is led by an archbishop is known as an archdiocese. There are 40 Metropolitan archdioceses which serve as the seat of an ecclesiastical province. This number includes the Holy See and the Patriarchate of Venice. There are also four archdioceses which are non-metropolitan, having been demoted by papal decree. This brings the number of archbishops in Italy and Vatican City to 44 (i.e. 40 + 4).

All the sees belong to the Latin Church apart from three Eastern Catholic sees of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church that use the Byzantine Rite in the Albanian language. All sees of the Latin Church use the Roman Rite apart from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milan, which mainly uses the Ambrosian Rite.

In Rome, there is also an Apostolic Nunciature (papal diplomatic representation at ambassador-level) to the Republic of Italy and two permanent representatives to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and to the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

Contents

Episcopal Conference of ItalyEdit

 
ecclesiastical provinces in Italy (above)/ Ecclesiastical regions (below)
Map
Code
Ecclesiastical
Region
Ecclesiastical
Province
1 Abruzzo-Molise
L'Aquila in Abruzzo
Chieti-Vasto in Abruzzo
Pescara-Penne in Abruzzo
Campobasso-Boiano in Molise
2 Basilicata
Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
3 Calabria
Calabria-Bova
Catanzaro-Squillace
Cosenza-Bisignano
4 Campania
Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Benevento
Naples
5 Emilia-Romagna
Bologna
Modena-Nonantola
Ravenna-Cervia
6 Lazio
Rome
7 Liguria
Genoa
8 Lombardy
Milan
9 Marche
Ancona-Osimo
Fermo
Pesaro
10 Piedmont
Turin including Aosta Valley
Vercelli in Piedmont
11 Puglia
Bari-Bitonto
Foggia-Bovino
Lecce
Taranto
12 Sardinia
Cagliari
Oristano
Sassari
13 Sicily
Agrigento
Catania
Messina-Lipari
Palermo
Syracuse
14 Tuscany
Florence
Pisa
Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
15 Triveneto
Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Trento in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Venice in Veneto
16 Umbria
Perugia-Città della Pieve

Exempt, i.e. immediately Subject to the Holy See, yet not in the Pope's Ecclesiastical Province of RomeEdit

For a complete list, see List of Catholic dioceses (structured view) § Episcopal Conference of Italy, including San Marino and Vatican City State

Italo-Albanian Catholic ChurchEdit

(Byzantine Rite, the only non-Latin dioceses in Italy)

Ecclesiastical Region of Abruzzo-MoliseEdit

The ecclesiastical provinces of L'Aquila, Chieti-Vasto and Pescara-Penne are maily situated in the civil region of Abruzzo while Campobasso-Boiano is situated in Molise.

Ecclesiastical Province of L'AquilaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Chieti-VastoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Pescara-PenneEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Campobasso-BoianoEdit

Ecclesiastical Region of TrivenetoEdit

In the ecclesiastical region of Triveneto, there are two ecclesiastical provinces of that are situated in the civil region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Gorizia and Udine); one province that is mainly situated in the civil region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (Trento); one province that is mainly situated in the civil region of Veneto (Venice).

Ecclesiastical Province of GoriziaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of UdineEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of TrentoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of VeniceEdit

Ecclesiastical Region of SardiniaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of CagliariEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of OristanoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of SassariEdit

Ecclesiastical Region of SicilyEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of AgrigentoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of CataniaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del MelaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of PalermoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Siracusa (Syracuse)Edit

Ecclesiastical Province of Ancona-OsimoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Bari-BitontoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of BeneventoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of BolognaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Catanzaro-SquillaceEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Cosenza-BisignanoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of FermoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Firenze (Florence)Edit

Ecclesiastical Province of Foggia-BovinoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of GenoaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of LecceEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of MilanEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Modena-NonantolaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of NaplesEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Perugia-Città della PieveEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of PesaroEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of PisaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico NuovoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Ravenna-CerviaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Reggio Calabria-BovaEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of RomeEdit

 
The motherchurch of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Italy is the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral church of the pope.

Ecclesiastical Province of Salerno-Campagna-AcernoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-MontalcinoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of TarantoEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of TurinEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of VercelliEdit

Former prelaturesEdit

Titular PrelaturesEdit

  • Titular Archiepiscopal Sees :
  • Titular Episcopal Sees (158, TO BE WIKIFIED): Acquapendente, Æca, Agropoli, Alessano, Altino, Amiterno, Anglona, Anzio, Aquaviva, Arna, Arpi, Asolo, Atella, Aveia, Bagnoregio, Belcastro, Bettona, Bevagna, Biccari, Bisarcio, Bitetto, Blanda, Blera, Bolsena, Bomarzo, Brescello, Buxentum, Campli, Canne, Canosa, Caorle, Capo della Foresta, Capri, Carini, Carinola, Carmeiano, Castello, Castro, Castro di Puglia, Castro di Sardegna, Caudium, Celano, Cerenzia, Cerveteri, Città Ducale, Civitanova, Civitate, Claterna, Cuma, Dolia, Dragonara, Eclano, Egnazia Appula, Equilio, Eraclea, Erdonia, Faleri, Falerone, Ferento, Fidene, Fiorentino, Fondi, Forconio, Fordongianus, Forlimpopoli, Formia, Foro Flaminio, Frigento, Gabi, Galazia in Campania, Gallese, Galtellì, Grumentum, Guardialfiera, Isola, Labico, Lavello, Lentini, Lesina, Lettere, Lilibeo, Lorium, Luni, Malamocco, Martana, Martirano, Massa Lubrense, Minervino Murge, Minori, Minturno, Miseno, Montecorvino, Montefiascone, Montemarano, Monterano, Monteverde, Mottola, Nepi, Nomento, Numana, Oderzo, Ofena, Orte, Ostra, Otricoli, Ottana, Passo Corese, Pausula, Pesto, Plestia, Ploaghe, Polignano, Populonia, Potenza Picena, Ravello, Roselle, Sabiona, Sala Consilina, Salpi, San Leone, Santa Giusta, Satriano, Scala, Sepino, Sorres, Spello, Strongoli, Subaugusta, Suelli, Sulci, Sutri, Taormina, Tauriano, Termini Imerese, Tharros, Thurio, Tindari, Torcello, Tortiboli, Tre Taverne, Treba, Trevi, Trevi nel Lazio, Trevico, Tricala, Troina, Tronto, Tuscania, Umbriatico, Urbisaglia, Velia, Vescovìo, Vibo Valentia, Vico Equense, Voghenza, Volturno, Vulturara, Zuglio
  • Titular Abbacies (?nullius) (all 10 united to current dioceses) : Farfa, Fontevivo, Nonantola, Pomposa, San Colombano, San Martino al Monte Cimino, San Michele Arcangelo di Montescaglioso, San Salvatore Maggiore, Santa Maria di Polsi, Santissimo Salvatore

Gallery of ArchdiocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

Sources and external linksEdit