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Patriarchate of Venice

Patriarchatus Venetiarum

Patriarcato di Venezia
San Marco, 30100 Venice, Italy - panoramio (680).jpg
St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
Location
CountryItaly
Ecclesiastical provinceVenice
Statistics
Area871 km2 (336 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2015)
384,469
327,000 (85.1%)
Parishes128
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established774
CathedralBasilica Cattedrale Patriarchale di S. Marco
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PatriarchFrancesco Moraglia
Map
Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice in Italy.svg
Website
www.patriarcatovenezia.it

The Patriarchate of Venice (Latin: Patriarchatus Venetiarum), also sometimes called the Archdiocese of Venice, is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or patriarchal archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Venice, Italy.

The ordinary of the archdiocese is the Patriarch of Venice, who was traditionally created a cardinal in consistory by the Pope. The Patriarch of Venice has, however, the right to wear cardinal's scarlet vestment. 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]

History

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

Patriarchs of Venice

Main article: Patriarch of Venice

Archbishop Francesco Moraglia (incumbent) wearing a cardinal's scarlet vestment
Archbishop Francesco Moraglia (incumbent) wearing a cardinal's scarlet vestment

References

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

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