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Diocese of Roma {Rome}

Dioecesis Urbs seu Romana

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  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Pope
  • Angelo De Donatis, Cardinal, Vicar General
  • Baldassare Reina, Vicegerent
  • Benoni Ambăruş, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Michele Di Tolve, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Dario Gervasi, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Riccardo Lamba, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Daniele Libanori, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Paolo Ricciardi, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Daniele Salera, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Camillo Ruini, Cardinal, Vicar General Emeritus
  • Agostino Vallini, Cardinal, Vicar General Emeritus
  • Enzo Dieci, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Guerino Di Tora, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Paolino Schiavon, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Paolo Selvadagi, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

1st CenturyErectedDiocese of Roma {Rome} (erected)
17 March 1934Territory AddedSuburbicarian See of Porto e Santa Rufina (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Roma {Rome} (Boundaries adjusted)
5 January 1946Territory AddedSuburbicarian See of Porto e Santa Rufina (Prima Porta and Grotta Rossa) Diocese of Roma {Rome}
22 May 1948Territory AddedSuburbicarian See of Ostia (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Roma {Rome} (Boundaries adjusted)
5 April 1954Territory AddedSuburbicarian See of Porto e Santa Rufina
Diocese of Roma {Rome}
8 February 1965Territory AddedSuburbicarian See of Porto e Santa Rufina Diocese of Roma {Rome}
25 March 1981Territory AddedTerritorial Abbey of Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio alle tre Fontane (suppressed) Diocese of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese (S. Orestes and Ponzani Romani)
Diocese of Nepi e Sutri (Monti Rosei)
Diocese of Roma {Rome} (area in Rome)
Diocese of Sovana e Pitigliano (area in Etruria, Urbetelli, Mont Argentarii, Insula Igilii, and Capalbii)
7 March 2005Territory AddedTerritorial Abbey of San Paolo fuori le Mura (suppressed) Diocese of Roma {Rome}
17 July 2012Territory LostDiocese of Roma {Rome} (San Carlo da Sezze and San Timoteo (in the city) and Santa Aurea in Ostia antiqua) Suburbicarian See of Ostia


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 26, Page 300
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 207, and Page 208
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 504, to Page 506
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 73, Page 474, to Page 476
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 97, Page 445, and Page 446


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