Diocese of Forlì-Bertinoro

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Diocese of Forlì-Bertinoro
Map of the Forlì-Bertinoro diocese
Basic data
Country Italy
Church region Emilia-Romagna
Ecclesiastical province Ravenna-Cervia
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia
Diocesan bishop Livio Corazza
Emeritus diocesan bishop Vincenzo Zarri
Lino Pizzi
founding September 30, 1986
surface 1,182 km²
Parishes 128 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 189,400 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 178,000 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 94%
Diocesan priest 93 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 19 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 1,589
Permanent deacons 11 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 24 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 151 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Italian
cathedral Santa Croce Cathedral in Forlì
Co-cathedral Cathedral Santa Caterina in Bertinoro
Website www.diocesiforli.it
Ecclesiastical province
Map of the ecclesiastical province of Ravenna-Cervia

The diocese Forlì-Bertinoro ( Latin Dioecesis Foroliviensis-Brittinoriensis , Italian Diocesi di Forlì-Bertinoro ) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy with its seat in Forlì .

Together with the Italian dioceses of Cesena-Sarsina , Rimini and San Marino-Montefeltro, it forms the Roman Catholic church province of the Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia .


The diocese Forli was founded in the 4th century. The first bishop is Mercuriale of Forli, who attended the Council of Rimini in 359 and died around 406. The Bertinoro diocese is much younger: it was built in 1360. On September 30, 1986, the two dioceses were combined to form today's diocese.

To the successor of Bishop Vincenzo Zarri , whose resignation due to age reasons by Pope Benedict XVI. was accepted on November 12, 2005, the same day appointed the priest Lino Pizzi from the Archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola , who had been rector of the diocesan seminary there .

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