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Roman Catholic Diocese of Pavia

Diocese of Pavia
Dioecesis Papiensis
Duomo Pavia.jpg
Pavia Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Milan
Area 782 km2 (302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
158,711 (98.2%)
Parishes 99
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giovanni Giudici
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pavia in Italy.svg

The Diocese of Pavia (Latin: Dioecesis Papiensis) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan. The diocese has produced one Pope and Patriarch of Venice, and three cardinals.

The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cattedrale di Maria Assunta e S. Stefano Protomartire. The current Bishop of Pavia is Giovanni Giudici, appointed by Pope John Paul II on 1 December 2003.

List of bishops of Pavia (incomplete)Edit


The diocese’s 99 parishes are all located in the (civil) region Lombardy: 97 in the Province of Pavia and 2 in the Province of Milan.[1]


  1. ^ Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-13 .

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