Diocese of Rome

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Diocese of Rome
Map diocese of Rome
Basic data
Country Italy
Vatican City
Church region Lazio
Ecclesiastical province Rome
Diocesan bishop Pope Francis
Auxiliary bishop Guerino Di Tora
Paolo Selvadagi
Paolo Ricciardi
Daniele Libanori SJ
Gianpiero Palmieri
Emeritus diocesan bishop Benedict XVI.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Enzo Dieci
Paolo Schiavon
Vicar General Angelo Cardinal De Donatis
(Vicariate Rome)
Angelo Cardinal Comastri
(Vicariate Vatican City)
surface 849 km²
Vicariates 2 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Parishes 334 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 2,867,143 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 2,351,057 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 82%
Diocesan priest 1,542 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 3,118 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 505
Permanent deacons 125 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 4,820 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 22,740 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Latin rite
Liturgical language Italian , Latin
cathedral Lateran Basilica
Website www.vicariatusurbis.org
Suffragan dioceses Suburbicarian dioceses :
Porto-Santa Rufina
Sabina-Poggio Mirteto

The diocese of Rome ( Latin Dioecesis Urbis seu Romana , diocese of the city or diocese of Rome) was founded in the 1st century. The Bishop of Rome is both the Primate of Italy and the head of the Roman Catholic Church . Since the diocese of Rome is an archdiocese per se, the bishop also exercises the office of metropolitan of the Roman ecclesiastical province . The area of ​​the diocese of Rome is smaller than the area of ​​the city of Rome.

The cathedral of the diocese is the Lateran basilica . The management of the official business is largely delegated to the cardinal vicar, whose official title is "General Vicar of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome" (Latin: Vicarius generalis dioecesis Romanae ). This is in turn supported by the vice pensioner .

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