Diocese of Brescia

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Diocese of Brescia
Map of the diocese of Brescia
Basic data
Country Italy
Church region Lombardy
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Milan
Diocesan bishop Pierantonio Tremolada
Emeritus diocesan bishop Giulio Sanguineti
Bruno Foresti
Luciano Monari
Vicar General Gianfranco Mascher
surface 4,538 km²
Parishes 473 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Residents 1,153,587 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics 960,000 (2018 / AP 2019 )
proportion of 83.2%
Diocesan priest 766 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious priest 200 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics per priest 994
Permanent deacons 61 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Friars 338 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious sisters 1,225 (2018 / AP 2019 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Italian
cathedral Brescia Cathedral
Website www.diocesi.brescia.it
Ecclesiastical province
Map of the ecclesiastical province

The diocese of Brescia ( Latin : Dioecesis Brixiensis , Italian : Diocesi di Brescia ) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church around the northern Italian city ​​of Brescia . It is subordinate to the Archdiocese of Milan and includes 470 parishes. The territory of the diocese extends over the entire province of Brescia and part of the province of Bergamo .


The missionary work in the area around Brescia probably started from neighboring Milan . The diocese of Brescia was founded in the 1st century and has been under the archbishopric of Milan ever since .

Brescia Cathedral

During the reign of Emperor Hadrian , the brothers Faustinus and Jovita fell victim to the persecution of Christians in Brescia around 120 and suffered martyrdom. As saints in the Catholic Church, they are now the patron saints of the city and diocese of Brescia.

See also

Web links

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