Diocese of Brescia
|Diocese of Brescia|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Milan|
|Diocesan bishop||Pierantonio Tremolada|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||
|Vicar General||Gianfranco Mascher|
|Parishes||473 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Residents||1,153,587 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Catholics||960,000 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|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 )|
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 .
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.
- Official website (Italian)
- Entry on the diocese of Brescia on catholic-hierarchy.org (English)