Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi

Diocese of Lodi
Dioecesis Laudensis

Lodi Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 894 km2 (345 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
272,900 (est.) (95.3%)
Parishes 126
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Secular priests 190 (diocesan)
14 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti
Vicar General Bassiano Uggè[1]
Emeritus Bishops Giacomo Capuzzi, Giuseppe Merisi

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Lodi (Latin: Dioecesis Laudensis) has existed since the fourth century, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan.[2][3] In 2013 in the diocese of Lodi there was one priest for every 1,337 Catholics.


Under Diocletian, according to the local legend, 4000 Christians with their bishop, whose name is unknown, were burned alive in their church. St. Bassianus, the patron of the city of Lodi, was certainly bishop in 378.[4]


Diocese of Lodi

to 1300

Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Laudensis Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Milan


1300 to 1600


1600 to 1900

since 1900


The diocese has 406 parishes, all in the Lombardy region: 386 in the Province of Lodi, 12 in the Province of Milan, 6 in the Province of Cremona and 2 in the Province of Pavia.[16]


  1. Don Uggè nuovo vicario generale
  2. "Diocese of Lodi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. "Diocese of Lodi" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. Alessandro Caretta (1975). San Bassiano: vescovo di Lodi : studi nel 16. centenario della ordinazione episcopale 374-1974 (in Italian). Lodi: Curia vescovile. Merlo, Adriano (1857). Notizie intorno alla vita di S. Bassiano vescovo di Lodi (in Italian). Venezia: Tip. Emiliana. Gams, p. 793.
  5. Lorenzo Marucini (1737). Vita di San Bassiano vescovo di Lodi, e protettor di Bassano (in Italian). Venezia: Lorenzo Basegio.
  6. Gams, p. 793.
  7. Giovanni Labus (1828). Vita Di S. Alberto Quadrelli Vescovo Di Lodi (in Italian). Milano: Bonfanti.
  8. "Bishop Giacomo Balardi Arrigoni, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  9. Landriani discovered the De Oratore of Cicero. Sorof, Gustav, ed. (1875). M. Tullii Ciceronis De oratore libri tres (in German). Berlin: Weidmann. pp. xlvii–xlix.
  10. Luigi M. Manzini. Mons. Carlo Pallavicino. Vescovo di Lodi dal 1456 al 1497 (in Italian). Il Pomerio. ISBN 978-88-7121-050-6. Gams, p. 794.
  11. "Bishop Michelangelo Seghizzi, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  12. Apostolic visitor for China and the Indies
  13. Gallarati was a native of Milan. He was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law) from the University of Pavia (1725). He was Canon of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria della Scala (Milan). He was consecrated in Rome by Pope Benedict XIV on 25 April 1742. Ritzler, VI, p. 254 with note 2.
  14. Andriani was a lecturer in theology at the preparatory seminary in Lodi. He was then Rector of the Imperial College in Milan. He became Procurator General of the Barnabites. He was consecrated a bishop in Rome by Pope Clement XIII on 1 May 1765. Ritzler, VI, p. 254 with note 3.
  15. Beretta was a native of Milan. He became a Master in theology (1784), and was a Canon of the Basilica of S. Ambrogio in Milan. Pope Pius VI named him a supernumerary private chamberlain (i.e. a monsignor). He was nominated Bishop of Lodi by the Emperor Joseph II on 24 November 1784, and approved by Pius VI on 14 February 1785. He was consecrated in Rome on 24 February by Cardinal Antonio Visconti. He was exiled for his opposition to the oath of the Cisalpine Constitution; Ritzler, VI, p. 254 with note 4.
  16. Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-14.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 45°19′00″N 9°30′00″E / 45.3167°N 9.5000°E / 45.3167; 9.5000

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