Diocese of

Lugano

Switzerland Switzerland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lugano / Luganen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Notes: United æque principaliter with Basel 1888.09.07– 1971.03.08

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Charles Borromeo (September 1), Saint Abbondio di Como (August 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 14

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2022.10.10 – ...):Bishop Alain de Raemy (65)Bishop Alain de Raemy (65)

Titular Bishop of Turris in Mauretania

Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Switzerland)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lugano (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alain de Raemy (65)Bishop Alain de Raemy (65)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.10.10 – ...)

Bishop Valerio Lazzeri (60)Bishop Valerio Lazzeri (60)
(2013.11.04 – 2022.10.10)

Bishop emeritus of Lugano (Switzerland)

Non impedias musicam

Born:1963.07.22 (Dongio, Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1989.09.02
Consecrated Bishop:2013.12.07

Priest of Lugano (Switzerland) (1989.09.02 – 2013.11.04)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (2013.11.04 – 2022.10.10)

Bishop Pier Giacomo Grampa (87)Bishop Pier Giacomo Grampa (87)
(2003.12.18 – 2013.11.04)

Bishop emeritus of Lugano (Switzerland)

Patiens in adversis

Born:1936.10.28 (Busto Arsizio, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1959.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.25

Priest of Lugano (Switzerland) (1959.12.06 – 2003.12.18)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (2003.12.18 – 2013.11.04)

Bishop Giuseppe Torti
(1995.06.09 – 2003.12.18)

Fides per Opera

Born:1928.02.01 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1952.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1995.09.10
Died:2005.03.14 († 77)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (1995.06.09 – 2003.12.18)

Bishop Eugenio Corecco
(1986.06.05 – 1995.03.01)

In omnibus ĂŚquitas quĂŚ est Deus

Born:1931.10.03 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1955.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.29
Died:1995.03.01 († 63)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (1986.06.05 – 1995.03.01)

Bishop Ernesto Togni
(1978.07.15 – 1985.06.21)

Al servizio della vostra gioia

Born:1926.10.06 (Brione Verzasca, Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1950.05.07
Consecrated Bishop:1978.09.17
Died:2022.11.11 (San Nazzaro, Switzerland † 96)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (1978.07.15 – 1985.06.21)

Bishop Giuseppe Martinoli
(1971.03.08 – 1978.07.15)

In umiltĂ  e caritĂ 

Born:1903.02.28 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1927.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1968.09.15
Died:1994.12.07 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Campli (1968.07.30 – 1971.03.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Lugano (Switzerland) (1968.07.30 – 1971.03.08)

Bishop of Lugano (Switzerland) (1971.03.08 – 1978.07.15)

Apostolic Administrators of Ticino (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giuseppe Martinoli
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.07.30 – 1971.03.08)

Bishop Angelo Giuseppe Jelmini
(Apostolic Administrator 1935.12.16 – 1968.06.24)

Bishop Stefano Aurelio Bacciarini, S.C.
(Apostolic Administrator 1917.01.12 – 1935.06.27)

Bishop Alfredo Peri-Morosini
(Apostolic Administrator 1904.03.28 – 1916.12.29)

Bishop Vincenzo Molo
(Apostolic Administrator 1888.09.07 – 1904.03.15)

Bishop Vincenzo Molo
(1887.09.20 – 1888.09.07)

Fides et caritas

Born:1833.05.31 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1856.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:1887.10.02
Died:1904.03.15 († 70)

Apostolic Administrator of Ticino (Switzerland) (1887.09.20 – 1888.09.07)

Titular Bishop of Callipolis (1887.09.20 – 1904.03.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Lugano (Switzerland) (1888.09.07 – 1904.03.15)

Archbishop Eugenio Lachat, C.PP.S.
(1884.12.18 – 1886.11.01)

Suaviter ac fortiter

Born:1819.10.14 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1842.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1863.11.30
Died:1886.11.01 († 67)

Bishop of Basel (Switzerland) ([1863.02.26] 1863.09.28 – 1884.12.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Ticino (Switzerland) (1884.12.18 – 1886.11.01)

Titular Archbishop of Tamiathis (1885.03.23 – 1886.11.01)

Special Churches

Churches by City (336)

Novara (↙), Sion (↖), Chur (↗), Como (↓), Milano (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 2,821 km²

Population: 218,352 Catholics (62.0% of 352,181 total)

Pastoral Centres: 255 parishes

Personnel: 226 priests (182 diocesan, 44 religious), 6 deacons, 256 religious (51 brothers, 205 sisters), 24 seminarians

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