The Patriarchate of Venice, (Latin: Patriarchatus Venetiarum), sometimes called the Archdiocese of Venice, is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Italy.

Patriarchate of Venice

Patriarchatus Venetiarum

Patriarcato di Venezia
Basilica Venecia.jpg
St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Location
CountryItaly
Ecclesiastical provinceVenice
Statistics
Area871 km2 (336 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
384,469
327,000 (85.1%)
Parishes128
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established774
CathedralBasilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PatriarchFrancesco Moraglia
Map
Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice in Italy.svg
Website
www.patriarcatovenezia.it

The ordinary of the archdiocese is the Patriarch of Venice, who is traditionally created a cardinal in consistory by the Pope. The mother church of the archdiocese is the Basilica di San Marco in Venezia.

As a metropolitan see, the Patriarch of Venice is the metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Venice. Its suffragan dioceses include Adria-Rovigo, Belluno-Feltre, Chioggia, Concordia-Pordenone, Padova, Treviso, Verona, Vicenza, and Vittorio Veneto.[1]

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HistoryEdit

In 1451 the Patriarchate of Grado was merged with the Bishopric of Castello and Venice to form the Archdiocese of Venice.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Archdiocese of Venezia, Catholic-Hierarchy.org, url accessed May 22, 2006

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