Roman Catholic Diocese of Pavia

Diocese of Pavia
Dioecesis Papiensis

Pavia Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 782 km2 (302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
173,000 (approx.) (93.4%)
Parishes 100
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire
Secular priests 110 (diocesan)
24 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Corrado Sanguineti

The Diocese of Pavia (Latin: Dioecesis Papiensis) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan.[1][2] The diocese has produced one Pope and Patriarch of Venice, and three cardinals.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire. The current Bishop of Pavia is Corrado Sanguineti, appointed by Pope John Paul II on 1 December 2003.

Bishops of Pavia

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The diocese's 100 parishes are all located in the (civil) region Lombardy: 97 in the Province of Pavia and 2 in the Province of Milan.[6] There is one priest for every 1291 Catholics.


  1. "Diocese of Pavia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. "Diocese of Pavia" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. Chiesa, Innocenzo (1634). Della vita di Santo Siro, primo vescovo di Pavia, libri tre (in Italian). Milan: F. Ghisolfi. Pralini, Cesare; Moiraghi, Pietro (1880–1890). San Siro, Primo Vescovo ... Di Pavia. Studio Storico-critico. Edizione Figurata (in Italian). 2 vols. Pavia: Stabilimento tipografico-librario successori Bizzoni.
  4. Faustino Gianani (1961). San Teodoro: vescovo di Pavia: il santo, la basilica, i tesori (in Italian) (2nd ed.). Pavia: Fusi.
  5. Gerdil, Giacinto-Sigismondo (1828). Vita del B. Alessandro Sauli ... vescovo d' Aleria poi di Pavia (in Italian). Milano: Pogliani. pp. 265–319.
  6. Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-13.


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