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Diocese of Pavia

Diocese of Pavia
Dioecesis Papiensis
Pavia Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 782 km2 (302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
158,711 (98.2%)
Parishes 99
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire
Current leadership
Bishop Giovanni Giudici

The Diocese of Pavia (Latin: Dioecesis Papiensis) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan. The diocese has produced one Pope and Patriarch of Venice, and three cardinals.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire. The current Bishop of Pavia is Giovanni Giudici, appointed by Pope John Paul II on 1 December 2003.

List of bishops of Pavia (incomplete)

  • Ascanio Sforza (1479 - 1505)
  • Francesco Alidosius (1505 - 1511)
  • Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte (1511 - 1516)
  • Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte (1521 - 1530), later Pope Julius III
  • Saint Alexander Sauli B. (1591 - 1592)
  • Carlo Durini (1753 - 1769)
  • Paolo Lamberto D'Allègre (1807 - 1821)
  • Angelo Ramazzotti (1850 - 1858)
  • Pietro Maria Ferrè (1860 - 1867)
  • Lucido Maria Parocchi (1871 - 1877)
  • Agostino Gaetano Riboldi (1877 - 1901)
  • Francesco Ciceri (1901 - 1924)
  • Giuseppe Ballerini (1924 - 1933)
  • Giovanni Battista Girardi (1934 - 1942)
  • Carlo Allorio (1942 - 1968)
  • Antonio Giuseppe Angioni (1968 - 1986)
  • Giovanni Volta (1986 - 2003)
  • Giovanni Giudici (2003–present)


The diocese’s 99 parishes are all located in the (civil) region Lombardy: 97 in the Province of Pavia and 2 in the Province of Milan.[1]


External links

  • Official site
  • Catholic-Hierarchy
  • Giga-Catholic Information
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