Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco (Latin: Archidioecesis Monoecensis) is an exempt Latin ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Monaco, directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Archdiocese of Monaco

Archiodioecesis Monoecensis

Archidiocèse de Monaco
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MetropolitanNone; immediately subject to the Holy See
Area2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
30,000 (82.5%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established15 March 1877
CathedralSaint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
Current leadership
ArchbishopDominique-Marie David

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Saint Nicholas's or Monaco Cathedral). Dominique-Marie David was appointed Archbishop of Monaco by Pope Francis on 21 January 2020.[1]


Pope Clement VII visited in 1532.

It was established as a pre-diocesan jurisdiction on 30 April 1868, as Territorial Abbacy of Saints-Nicholas-et-Benoît, on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nice.

It was promoted as the Diocese of Monaco by Pope Leo XIII on 15 March 1887, and was elevated to the rank of an archdiocese by Pope John Paul II on 30 July 1981.[2]


Abbots Ordinary of Saints-Nicholas-et-Benoît
Exempt Bishops of Monaco
Exempt Archbishops of Monaco


There are five parish churches: Saint-Charles Church, Church St. Devote, Saint Martin Church and Saint Nicholas Church. Chapels include: Chapel of Mercy, Chapel of the Sacred Heart and the Carmelite Chapel.

On Sunday 13 November 2011, the parish church of Saint Martin celebrated its centenary in the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, with Princess Caroline and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. Archbishop Barsi blessed the Byzantine cross and the third bell named "Alexandra".[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.01.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Monaco". Catholic-Hierarchy.
  3. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.01.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  4. ^ Centenary of Saint-Martin parish
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Coordinates: 43°43′51″N 7°25′27″E / 43.73083°N 7.42417°E / 43.73083; 7.42417