Military Ordinariate of Italy

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The Military Ordinariate in Italy (Italian: Ordinariato Militare in Italia) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Italian Armed Forces and their families.

Military Ordinariate in Italy

Ordinariato Militare in Italia
CoA Ordinariato Militare in Italia.svg
The coat of arms of the Military Ordinariate in Italy
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established6 March 1925 (94 years ago)
Current leadership
ArchbishopSanto Marcianò
Bishops emeritusVincenzo Pelvi


It was established as a military vicariate on 6 March 1925, but the first military vicar was not appointed until 23 April 1929. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The Episcopal seat is located at the Church of St. Catharine of Siena in Magnanapoli (Chiesa Principale di Santa Catarina da Siena a Magnanapoli) in Rome, Italy.

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