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Italian Republic (Italy)

Italy

Also known as: Italien (Deutsch), l’Italie (français), Italia (español, Italiano, latine), Włochy (polski), Itália (Português), 意大利 (正體中文), イタリア (日本語)

By Type (227)

See of the Vicar of Christ Papal See (1)

Patriarchal Sees (Patriarchates) Patriarchate (1)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (40)

Archiepiscopal Sees (Archdioceses) Archdiocese (20)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (154)

Territorial Prelatures Territorial Prelature (2)

Territorial Abbacies Territorial Abbacy (6)

Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)

Personal Prelature Personal Prelature (1)


By Rite

Roman Rite (222): Acerenza, Acerra, Acireale, Acqui, Adria–Rovigo, Agrigento, Alba, Albano, Albenga–Imperia, Ales–Terralba, Alessandria, Alghero–Bosa, Alife–Caiazzo, Altamura–Gravina–Acquaviva delle Fonti, Amalfi–Cava de’ Tirreni, Anagni–Alatri, Ancona–Osimo, Andria, Aosta, Arezzo–Cortona–Sansepolcro, Ariano Irpino–Lacedonia, Ascoli Piceno, Assisi–Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino, Asti, Avellino, Aversa, Avezzano, Bari–Bitonto, Belluno–Feltre, Benevento, Bergamo, Biella, Bologna, Bolzano–Bressanone, Brescia, Brindisi–Ostuni, Cagliari, Caltagirone, Caltanissetta, Camerino–San Severino Marche, Campobasso–Boiano, Capua, Carpi, Casale Monferrato, Caserta, Cassano all’Jonio, Castellaneta, Catania, Catanzaro–Squillace, Cefalù, Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano, Cerreto Sannita–Telese–Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Cesena–Sarsina, Chiavari, Chieti–Vasto, Chioggia, Città di Castello, Civita Castellana, Civitavecchia–Tarquinia, Como, Concordia–Pordenone, Conversano–Monopoli, Cosenza–Bisignano, Crema, Cremona, Crotone–Santa Severina, Cuneo–Fossano, Fabriano–Matelica, Faenza–Modigliana, Fano–Fossombrone–Cagli–Pergola, Fermo, Ferrara–Comacchio–Pomposa, Fidenza, Fiesole, Firenze, Foggia–Bovino, Foligno, Forlì–Bertinoro, Frascati, Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino, Gaeta, Genova, Gorizia, Grosseto, Gubbio, Iglesias, Imola, Ischia, Isernia–Venafro, Ivrea, Jesi, L’Aquila, La Spezia–Sarzana–Brugnato, Lamezia Terme, Lanciano–Ortona, Lanusei, Latina–Terracina–Sezze–Priverno, Lecce, Livorno, Locri–Gerace–Santa Maria di Polsi, Lodi, Loreto, Lucca, Lucera–Troia, Macerata, Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo, Mantova, Massa Carrara–Pontremoli, Massa Marittima–Piombino, Matera–Irsina–San Michele Arcangelo di Montescaglioso, Mazara del Vallo, Melfi–Rapolla–Venosa, Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela–Santissimo Salvatore, Mileto–Nicotera–Tropea, Modena–Nonantola, Molfetta–Ruvo–Giovinazzo–Terlizzi, Mondovì, Monreale, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Montecassino, Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza, Montevergine, Napoli, Nardò–Gallipoli, Nicosia, Nocera Inferiore–Sarno, Nola, Noto, Novara, Nuoro, Oppido Mamertina–Palmi, Opus Dei, Ordinariato Militare per l’Italia, Oria, Oristano, Orvieto–Todi, Ostia, Otranto, Ozieri, Padova, Palermo, Palestrina, Parma–Fontevivo, Patti, Pavia, Perugia–Città della Pieve, Pesaro, Pescara–Penne, Pescia, Piacenza–Bobbio–San Colombano, Piazza Armerina, Pinerolo, Pisa, Pistoia, Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello, Pompei, Porto–Santa Rufina, Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo, Pozzuoli, Prato, Ragusa, Ravenna–Cervia, Reggio Calabria–Bova, Reggio Emilia–Guastalla, Rieti–San Salvatore Maggiore, Rimini, Roma, Rossano–Cariati, Sabina–Poggio Mirteto–Farfa, Salerno–Campagna–Acerno, Saluzzo, San Benedetto del Tronto–Ripatransone–Montalto, San Marco Argentano–Scalea, San Marino–Montefeltro, San Miniato, San Severo, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia, Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Sassari, Savona–Noli, Senigallia, Sessa Aurunca, Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino, Siracusa, Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo, Sorrento–Castellammare di Stabia, Spoleto–Norcia, Subiaco, Sulmona–Valva, Susa, Taranto, Teano–Calvi, Teggiano–Policastro, Tempio–Ampurias, Teramo–Atri, Termoli–Larino, Terni–Narni–Amelia, Tivoli, Torino, Tortona, Trani–Barletta–Bisceglie–Nazareth, Trapani, Trento, Treviso, Tricarico, Trieste, Trivento, Tursi–Lagonegro, Udine, Ugento–Santa Maria di Leuca, Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado, Vallo della Lucania, Velletri–Segni, Venezia, Ventimiglia–San Remo, Vercelli, Verona, Vicenza, Vigevano, Viterbo–San Martino al Monte Cimino, Vittorio Veneto, Volterra

Ambrosian Rite (1): Milano

Byzantine Church in Italy (3): Lungro, Piana degli Albanesi, Santa Maria di Grottaferrata

Ukrainian Church (1): Italy


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Apostolic Nunciature: Italy Archbishop Petar Rajič (65)

Holy See Representation: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Msgr. Fernando Chica Arellano (61)

Holy See Representation: International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

Conference of Bishops: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (C.E.I.) Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi (68)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Bishop Mariano Crociata (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (62)

CardinalsCardinals (14 electors/48 total)

Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B. (86)Angelo Amato, S.D.B. (86)

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli (87)Ennio Antonelli (87)

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (81)Angelo Bagnasco (81)

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (83)Lorenzo Baldisseri (83)

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (82)Gualtiero Bassetti (82)

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu (76)Giovanni Angelo Becciu (76)

Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello (81)Giuseppe Bertello (81)

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. (89)Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. (89)

Cardinal Giuseppe Betori (77)Giuseppe Betori (77)

Cardinal Domenico Calcagno (81)Domenico Calcagno (81)

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. (89)Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. (89)

Cardinal Oscar Cantoni (73)Oscar Cantoni (73)

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (86)Francesco Coccopalmerio (86)

Cardinal Angelo Comastri (80)Angelo Comastri (80)

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis (70)Angelo De Donatis (70)

Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi (93)Salvatore De Giorgi (93)

Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. (90)Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. (90)

Cardinal Enrico Feroci (83)Enrico Feroci (83)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (78)Fernando Filoni (斐洛尼) (78)

Cardinal Fortunato Frezza (82)Fortunato Frezza (82)

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv. (58)Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv. (58)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (82)Gianfranco Ghirlanda, S.J. (82)

Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti (68)Claudio Gugerotti (68)

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo (89)Giovanni Lajolo (89)

Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice (60)Augusto Paolo Lojudice (60)

Cardinal Agostino Marchetto (83)Agostino Marchetto (83)

Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino (91)Renato Raffaele Martino (91)

Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli (84)Edoardo Menichelli (84)

Cardinal Arrigo Miglio (82)Arrigo Miglio (82)

Cardinal Francesco Montenegro (78)Francesco Montenegro (78)

Cardinal Francesco Monterisi (90)Francesco Monterisi (90)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin (69)Pietro Parolin (69)

Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (75)Giuseppe Petrocchi (75)

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza (79)Mauro Piacenza (79)

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (81)Gianfranco Ravasi (81)

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re (90)Giovanni Battista Re (90)

Cardinal Paolo Romeo (86)Paolo Romeo (86)

Cardinal Camillo Ruini (93)Camillo Ruini (93)

Cardinal Angelo Scola (82)Angelo Scola (82)

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro (76)Marcello Semeraro (76)

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe (81)Crescenzio Sepe (81)

Cardinal Beniamino Stella (82)Beniamino Stella (82)

Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S. (83)Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S. (83)

Cardinal Agostino Vallini (84)Agostino Vallini (84)

Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò (86)Antonio Maria Vegliò (86)

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi (80)Giuseppe Versaldi (80)

Cardinal Mario Zenari (78)Mario Zenari (78)

Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi (68)Matteo Maria Zuppi (68)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (509)

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Celebrations

Patron Saints: Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Catherine of Siena

Saints: 1382 Saints, 593 Blesseds

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Geography

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Rome

Area: 294,140 km²

Population: 62,137,802

Neighbouring Countries: France France, ↑ Switzerland Switzerland, ↗ Austria Austria, ↗ Slovenia Slovenia, ↗ Croatia Croatia, → Montenegro Montenegro, → Albania Albania, ↘ Greece Greece, ↓ Tunisia Tunisia, ↓ Malta Malta, ☉ Vatican City State Vatican City State, ☉ San Marino San Marino

Cultural Summary

Religions: Christian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), atheist and agnostic 20%

Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Ethnic Groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

Statistics (Italy, Vatican City State) (2021.12.31)

Area: 301,318 km²

Catholic Population: 57,561,000 Catholics (97.2% of 59,236,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 25,546 parishes, 6 mission stations (5 with resident priest, 1 without resident priest), 5,483 other centres

Clergy: 549 bishops (205 diocesan, 344 titular), 41,191 priests (28,352 diocesan, 12,839 religious), 4,773 permanent deacons (4,697 diocesan, 76 religious)

Non-Clergy: 70,173 religious (2,463 brothers, 67,710 sisters), 5,197 members of secular institutes (132 brothers, 5,065 sisters), 4,423 major seminarians, 1,459 missionaries, 229,614 catechists

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Last updated on 2024.07.19

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