Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agrigento

Archdiocese of Agrigento
Archidioecesis Agrigentinus

Agrigento Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Agrigento
Area 3,041 km2 (1,174 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
449,000 (97.4%)
Parishes 194
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Gerlando
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Francesco Montenegro
Emeritus Bishops Carmelo Ferraro

The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Agrigento (Latin: Archidioecesis Agrigentinus), in Sicily, was elevated to archiepiscopal status in 2000.[1][2] The historic diocese of Agrigento was also known as the Diocese of Grigenti, and Diocese of Agrigentum. It used to be a suffragan of the archdiocese of Monreale.


Girgenti (the Greek Acragas, Roman Agrigentum) venerates Saint Libertinus as its earliest apostle; he is said to have been sent by Saint Peter. The earliest bishop of certain date is Saint Potamius, a contemporary of Pope Agapetus I (535–36).

Saint Gregory I, Bishop of Agrigentum, said to have been martyred in 262, is probably only a double of the homonymous bishop who was a contemporary of Gregory the Great. The list of bishops, interrupted by the Saracen invasion, began again in 1093 with Saint Gerlando.

Other early bishops include:

Ordinaries since 1326


Suffragan sees

Ecclesiastical province of Agrigento


  1. Archdiocese of Agrigento David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 4, 2016
  2. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agrigento" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved April 4, 2016
  3. Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. "Bishop Matteo da Gimara, O.F.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 9, 2016
  5. "Bishop Antonio Ponticorona, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 9, 2016
  6. "Bishop Domenico Xarth, O. Cist." David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 9, 2016
  7. "Bishop Francesco del Pozzo" David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 18, 2016
  8. "Bishop Juan Orozco Covarrubias y Leiva" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

Coordinates: 37°19′N 13°35′E / 37.317°N 13.583°E / 37.317; 13.583

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