Patriarchate of Venice

Patriarchate of Venice

Patriarchatus Venetiarum

Patriarcato di Venezia
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St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Venice
Area 871 km2 (336 sq mi)

- Total

- Catholics
(as of 2015)


327,000 (85.1%)
Parishes 128
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 774
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Patriarch Francesco Moraglia
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The Patriarchate of Venice, (Latin: Patriarchatus Venetiarum), sometimes called the Archdiocese of Venice, is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy.

The ordinary of the archdiocese is the Patriarch of Venice, who is traditionally created a cardinal in consistory by the Pope. The mother church of the archdiocese is the Basilica di San Marco in Venezia.

As a metropolitan see, the Patriarch of Venice is the metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Venice. Its suffragan dioceses include Adria-Rovigo, Belluno-Feltre, Chioggia, Concordia-Pordenone, Padova, Treviso, Verona, Vicenza, and Vittorio Veneto.[1]

History [ edit ]

In 1451 the Patriarchate of Grado was merged with the Bishopric of Castello and Venice to form the Archdiocese of Venice.

Patriarchs of Venice [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Archdiocese of Venezia,, url accessed May 22, 2006

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