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Archbishop of Florence

 

Archbishop of Florence

Archdiocese of Florence
Archidioecesis Florentinus
Facade of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Florence
Statistics
Area 2,205 km2 (851 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
888,237
815,000 (91.8%)
Parishes 318
Information
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria del Fiore
Current leadership
Pope Template:Incumbent pope
Archbishop Giuseppe Betori
Auxiliary Bishops Claudio Maniago
Emeritus Bishops Silvano Piovanelli
Ennio Antonelli
Map
Website
www.diocesifirenze.it

The Archdiocese of Florence (Latin: Archidioecesis Florentina) is a metropolitan see of the Catholic Church in Italy. Traditionally founded in the 1st century, it was elevated to the dignity of an archdiocese on May 10, 1419, by Pope Martin V. Its mother church is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which has as its pastor the Archbishop of Florence. Since September 2008 Giuseppe Betori is the new Archbishop; the former Archbishop, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, was named President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli is the Archbishop Emeritus of Florence.

List of Archbishops of Florence

  • Felix (313)
  • Saint Zenobius (- 417)
  • Mauritius (- 550)
  • Reparatus (684)
  • Alibrando (Hildebrand) (11th century)
  • Angelo Acciaioli I (1342-1355)
  • Francesco Zabarella (1410-1417)
  • Ludovico Trevisan (6 August 1437 – 18 December 1439)
  • Giulio de' Medici (1513 – 1523) Elected Pope Clement VII
  • Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici (1574 – 1596) Elected Pope Leo XI
  • Leone Strozzi (7 July 1700 – 4 October 1703)
  • Tommaso della Gherardesca (12 November 1703 – 21 September 1721)
  • Giuseppe Maria Martelli (20 May 1722 – 23 May 1741)
  • Francesco Gaetano Incontri (1741 – 25 March 1781)
  • Antonio Martini (7 July 1781 – 31 December 1809 )
  • Pietro Francesco Morali (15 March 1815 – 29 September 1826)
  • Ferdinando Minucci (28 January 1828 – 2 July 1856)
  • Giovacchino Limberti (23 August 1857 – 27 October 1874)
  • Eugenio Cecconi (21 December 1874 – 15 June 1888)
  • Agostino Bausa (11 February 1889 – 15 April 1899)
  • Alfonso Mistrangelo (19 June 1899 – 7 November 1930)
  • Elia Dalla Costa (19 December 1931 – 22 December 1961)
  • Ermenegildo Florit (9 March 1962 – 3 June 1977)
  • Giovanni Benelli (3 June 1977 – 26 October 1982)
  • Silvano Piovanelli (18 March 1983 – 21 March 2001)
  • Ennio Antonelli (21 March 2001 – 7 June 2008)
  • Giuseppe Betori (8 September 2008 – present)

Sources

  • Giga-Catholic Information
  • Catholic Hierarchy

Template:Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Florence

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