Roman Catholic Diocese of Trapani

Diocese of Trapani
Dioecesis Drepanensis
Diocesi di Trapani

Country Italy
Territory Trapani, Erice, Paceco, Valderice, San Vito Lo Capo, Custonaci, Alcamo, Castellammare del Golfo, Buseto Palizzolo, Calatafimi-Segesta, Favignana
Ecclesiastical province Palermo
Area 1,089 km2 (420 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
207,300 (99,6%%)
Parishes 87
Rite Latin Rite
Established May 31, 1844
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Trapani
Patron saint Our Lady of Trapani
Secular priests 115
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pietro Maria Fragnelli
Metropolitan Archbishop Paolo Romeo
Emeritus Bishops Francesco Miccichè

The Italian Catholic diocese of Trapani is in Sicily. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Palermo.[1]


Trapani was subject to the see of Mazzara, from the Norman Conquest until 1844, when the diocese was created. Its first bishop was the Redemptorist Vincenzo M. Marolda.[2]

Bishop Francesco Miccichè was removed on May 19, 2012 from the office of bishop of this diocese.



  1. Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. Catholic Encyclopedia article

 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: 38°01′00″N 12°31′00″E / 38.0167°N 12.5167°E / 38.0167; 12.5167

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