Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros and Mykonos

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros, and Mykonos (Latin: Archidioecesis Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic church in insular Greece.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros, and Mykonos

Archidioecesis Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis

Αρχιεπισκοπή Νάξου, Τήνου, Άνδρου και Μυκόνου
Area1,377 km2 (532 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
5,400 (8.7%)
RiteRoman Rite
Established13th Century
(As Diocese of Naxos)
(As Archdiocese of Naxos)
3 June 1919
(As Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Rosary in Tinos
Current leadership
BishopJosif Printezis
Bishops emeritusNikolaos Printezis

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is the cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the village of Xinara, on Tinos, but is also has a Co-Cathedral of the Presentation of the Lord, in Naxos town.

The ecclesiastical territory comprises most of the Aegean islands in Greece, including, but not limited to Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

Josif Printezis was appointed bishop in January 2021, and will be consecrated and installed in March.


Originally erected as the Diocese of Naxos in the 13th century, the Latin bishopric was promoted to the rank of Metropolitan Archdiocese of Naxos in 1522, after the fall of Rhodes (Ottoman conquest), when the Archiepiscopal see for its Knights Hospitallers' crusader state was in fact moved from there.

In 1538, Naxos (along with the islands of Andros, Paros, and Santorini) fell to the Ottoman naval commander Hayreddin Barbarossa.[3] In response, Pope Paul III assembled a ’’Holy League’’, comprising the Papacy, Spain, the Republic of Genoa, the Republic of Venice and the Knights of Malta, to confront Barbarossa[4] but were defeated at the Battle of Preveza.

On June 3, 1919, the Archdiocese of Naxos was united with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tinos and Mykonos (which in 1824 had absorbed the suppressed Roman Catholic Diocese of Andros, without adopting its title) to form the present Archdiocese of Naxos, Tinos, Andros and Mykonos, whose new name also includes Andros.


The Metropolitan's ecclesiastical province comprises his own archdiocese and the following suffragan dioceses :


(all Latin Church)

Diocese of NaxosEdit

Erected: 13th Century
Latin Name: Naxiensis

  • Giorgio (1252.11.12 – ?)
  • Bernardino (1330.10.19 – 1332.05.13), later Bishop of Sorres (1332.05.13 – ?)
  • Daniele (? – death 1345)
  • Andrea, Carmelites (O. Carm.) (1349.01.19 – 1356.05.29), later Bishop of Bosa (Italy) (1356.05.29 – 1360)
  • Tommaso, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1357.06.30 – ?)
  • Stefano (? – 1377.09.18), later (Metropolitan) Titular Archbishop of Cæsarea in Palæstina (1377.09.18 – ?)
  • Pantaleo Dioscoro di Nasso [whichbis Italian for 'of Naxos'] (1418.05.02 – ?), previously Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1410.02.12 – 1418.05.02)
  • Leonardo, Augustinian Order (O.E.S.A.) (1446.06.03 – ?)
  • Francesco, O.F.M. (1453.04.30 – ?)
  • Antonio (1458.12.29 – ?)
  • Nicola (1460.08.22 – ?)
  • Nicola di Gaeta (1479.02.13 – ?), previously Bishop of Minervino (1492.01.23 – 1497.05.15), Bishop of Acerra (Italy) (1497.05.15 – 1504.04.15)
  • Roberto de Noya (Noja), O.P. (1504.04.15 – 1515 Died)[5]
  • Paolo Zabarella, O.E.S.A. (1515 – ?)
  • Filippo di Vegis (1519.09.15 – 1523)

Archdiocese of NaxosEdit

Elevated: 1522
Latin Name: Naxiensis

Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and MykonosEdit

United: 3 June 1919 with the Diocese of Andros, the Diocese of Mykonos, and the Diocese of Tinos
Latin Name: Naxiensis, Andrensis, Tinensis, et Myconensis


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Naxos, Andros, Tinos e Mykonos". Retrieved June 16, 2018.self-published
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos (Greece)". Retrieved June 16, 2018.self-published
  3. ^ Faroqhi, Suraiya N.; Fleet, Kate (November 2012). The Cambridge History of Turkey, Vol. 2, The Ottoman Empire as a World Power, 1453–1603. Cambridge University Press. pp. 250–251. ISBN 9780521620949.
  4. ^ Partridge, Loren (2015-03-14). Art of Renaissance Venice, 1400 1600. Univ of California Press. ISBN 9780520281790.
  5. ^ " Archbishop Roberto de Noya (Noja), O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 14, 2016
  6. ^ a b c d e Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 253. (in Latin)
  7. ^ a b Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 281. (in Latin)

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Coordinates: 37°34′32″N 25°09′49″E / 37.5756°N 25.1635°E / 37.5756; 25.1635