Diocese of Rome
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 .
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Rome with the coat of arms of the Holy See
The cathedra of the Pope as Bishop of Rome in the apse of the Lateran basilica
- Holy See
- Roman Catholic Church in Italy
- List of the bishops of Rome
- List of Cardinal Vicars
- List of Roman Catholic Dioceses
- Parishes of the Diocese of Rome
- Homepage of the diocese (Italian)
- Entry for the Diocese of Rome on catholic-hierarchy.org
- Entry in GCatholic (English)
- Patriarch and Patriarchate in Catholic Encyclopedia (English)