Roman Catholic Diocese of Piazza Armerina

Diocese of Piazza Armerina
Dioecesis Platiensis

Cathedral in Piazza Armerina
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Agrigento
Area 2,003 km2 (773 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
224,000 (est.)
216,000 (est.) (96.4%)
Parishes 75
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3 July 1817 (199 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria SS. delle Vittorie
Secular priests 102 (diocesan)
34 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rosario Gisana

The Italian Catholic diocese of Piazza Armerina (Latin: Dioecesis Platiensis) is in Sicily. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Agrigento.[1]


The diocese of Piazza Armerina was taken from the diocese of Catania, and was created in 1817. It was then a suffragan of the archdiocese of Siracusa. Its first bishop was Girolamo Aprile e Benzo.[2] In 2013 in the diocese of Piazza Armerina there was one priest for every 1,588 Catholics.



 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: 37°22′N 14°22′E / 37.367°N 14.367°E / 37.367; 14.367

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