Diocese of Palestrina

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Diocese of Palestrina
Map of the diocese of Palestrina
Basic data
Country Italy
Church region Lazio
Ecclesiastical province Rome Suburbicarian Diocese
Metropolitan bishopric Diocese of Rome
Cardinal Bishop José Cardinal Saraiva Martins CMF
Diocesan bishop Mauro Parmeggiani
Emeritus diocesan bishop Domenico Sigalini
surface 418 km²
Parishes 50 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 113,600 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 100,100 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 88.1%
Diocesan priest 116 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 46 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 618
Permanent deacons 12 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 78 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 172 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Italian
cathedral Sant'Agapito Martire
address Piazza Gregorio Pantanelli 8
00036 Palestrina [Roma], Italia
Website www.diocesipalestrina.it

The diocese of Palestrina ( Latin Dioecesis Praenestina , Italian Diocesi suburbicaria di Palestrina ) is a suburbicarian diocese and as such belongs to the ecclesiastical province of Rome . The diocese has its seat in the city of Palestrina in the Lazio region .


The diocese was established in the 4th century . In the course of the reorganization of the suburbicarian dioceses after the promulgation of the Motu proprio Suburbicariis sedibus of April 11, 1962 by Pope John XXIII. , the diocese of Palestrina received its own ordinaries , autonomous from the cardinal bishops , which also have their official seat in the city ​​of the same name . In 2002 the Subiaco Territorial Abbey ceded parts of its territory to the surrounding dioceses , including the diocese of Palestrina.

On February 19, 2019, Pope Francis decreed the unification of the diocese of Palestrina in persona episcopi with the diocese of Tivoli . The previous Bishop of Tivoli and previous Apostolic Administrator of Palestrina, Mauro Parmeggiani, was bishop of the dioceses thus united .


Cathedral of Sant'Agapito Martire in Palestrina
See also

Web links

Commons : Diocese of Palestrina  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Nomina del Vescovo di Palestrina (Italia) e unione in persona Episcopi delle diocesi di Tivoli e di Palestrina. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , February 19, 2019, accessed February 19, 2019 (Italian).