Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo

Archdiocese of Palermo
Archidioecesis Panormitana

Palermo Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Palermo
Area 1,366 km2 (527 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
930,000 (96.9%)
Parishes 178
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di l’Assunzione di Maria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Corrado Lorefice
Emeritus Bishops Salvatore De Giorgi
Paolo Romeo
Map of the ecclesiastical province of Palermo.

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palermo (Latin: Archidioecesis Panormitana) was founded as the Diocese of Palermo in the first century and raised to the status of archdiocese in the 11th century.[1] [2] The Archbishop of Palermo is Corrado Lorefice.

The archdiocese has the following suffragans:

List of Archbishops of Palermo



  1. "Archdiocese of Palermo" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palermo" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. "Archbishop Juan Lozano, O.S.A." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  4. Giuseppe Petralia (1989). Il Cardinale Ernesto Ruffini, Arcivescovo di Palermo (in Italian). Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana. ISBN 978-88-209-1650-3.


Coordinates: 38°06′56″N 13°25′41″E / 38.1156°N 13.4281°E / 38.1156; 13.4281

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