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Bishop of Prato

Diocese of Prato
Dioecesis Pratensis
Prato Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Florence
Statistics
Area 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
193,120
186,320 (96.5%)
Parishes 85
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 January 1954 (60 years ago)
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Stefano
Current leadership
Pope
Bishop Franco Agostinelli
Emeritus Bishops Gastone Simoni
Map
Website
www.diocesiprato.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Prato (Latin: Dioecesis Pratensis) in Tuscany, has existed since 1954. Its see is Prato Cathedral. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Florence.

History

The diocese was created when the Diocese of Pistoia-Prato was split by Pope Pius XII in 1954.

Bishops

  • Pietro Fiordelli (1954–1991)
  • Gastone Simoni (1991–2012)
  • Franco Agostinelli (2012-present)

External links

  • page
  • (Italian) Official page

References

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