Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Padua (Italian: Diocesi di Padova; Latin: Dioecesis Patavina) is an episcopal see of the Catholic Church in Veneto, northern Italy. It was erected in the 3rd century and is a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Venice.[2][3]

Diocese of Padua

Dioecesis Patavina

Diocesi di Padova
Duomo (Padua) - Facade.jpg
Area3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
1,029,000 (est.)
Established3rd Century
CathedralBasilica Cattedrale di S. Maria
Secular priests685 (diocesan)
273 (religious orders)
53 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
BishopClaudio Cipolla[1]
Bishops emeritusAntonio Mattiazzo
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Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Padua)

The current Bishop is Claudio Cipolla.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. The diocese also contains the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua and the Basilica of Santa Giustina.


The Diocese of Padua covers the most part of the Province of Padua, out of a main part of the higher plain. It also includes areas from the surrounding provinces of Vicenza (Thiene, Asiago and Plateau of the Sette Comuni, Monte Grappa, southern Valsugana), Venice (Riviera del Brenta), Treviso (Valdobbiadene) and Belluno (Quero).

List of Bishops of PaduaEdit


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  2. ^ "Diocese of Padova {Padua}" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Padova" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
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  5. ^ Corner, Flaminio (1755). Creta sacra sive de episcopis utriusque ritus graeci et latini in insula Cretae. Vol. II. Venice: Jo. Battista Pasquale. p. 89.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. pp. 275–276.
  7. ^ "Bishop Marco Antonio Cornaro" David M. Cheney. Retrieved December 14, 2016
  8. ^ Mons Filippo Franceschi di Brandeglio


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Coordinates: 45°25′00″N 11°52′00″E / 45.4167°N 11.8667°E / 45.4167; 11.8667