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Diocese of

Bergamo

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,450 km²

Population: 934,000 Catholics (93.4% of 999,755 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Milano

Neighbouring Dioceses: Milano (↙), Como (↖), Brescia (→), Cremona (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Alessandro Martire (August 26), San Gregorio Barbarigo (June 18), Santi Fermo e Rustico, Martiri (August 9)

Statistics: 389 parishes, 906 priests (722 diocesan, 184 religious), 10 deacons, 1,973 lay religious (223 brothers, 1,750 sisters), 51 seminarians (2015)

Address: Piazza Duomo 5, 24129 Bergamo, Italy

Phone: 035 278111

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Milano (↙), Como (↖), Brescia (→), Cremona (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.01.22 – ...):Bishop Francesco Beschi (66)Bishop Francesco Beschi (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bergamo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francesco Beschi (66)Bishop Francesco Beschi (66)Permalink
(2009.01.22 – ...)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy)

Secundum verbum tuum

Born:1951.08.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.18

Titular Bishop of Vinda (2003.03.25 – 2009.01.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brescia (Italy) (2003.03.25 – 2009.01.22)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (2009.01.22 – ...)

Bishop Roberto AmadeiPermalink
(1991.11.21 – 2009.01.22)

Plus amari quam timeri

Born:1933.02.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1957.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.02
Died:2009.12.29 († 76)

Bishop of Savona–Noli (Italy) (1990.04.21 – 1991.11.21)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1991.11.21 – 2009.01.22)

Bishop Giulio OggioniPermalink
(1977.05.20 – 1991.11.21)

Born:1916.06.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1939.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1972.11.04
Died:1993.02.26 († 76)

Bishop of Lodi (Italy) (1972.09.28 – 1977.05.20)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1977.05.20 – 1991.11.21)

Archbishop Clemente GaddiPermalink
(1963.09.25 – 1977.05.20)

Born:1901.12.23 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1926.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1953.09.06
Died:1993.11.07 († 91)

Bishop of Nicosia (Italy) (1953.06.24 – 1962.07.21)

Titular Archbishop of Darnis (1962.07.21 – 1963.09.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Siracusa (Italy) (1962.07.21 – 1963.09.25)

Archbishop-Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1963.09.25 – 1977.05.20)

Bishop Giuseppe PiazziPermalink
(1953.10.01 – 1963.08.05)

Born:1907.09.03 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1932.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1950.10.01
Died:1963.08.05 († 55)

Bishop of Crema (Italy) (1950.08.08 – 1953.10.01)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1953.10.01 – 1963.08.05)

Archbishop Adriano BernareggiPermalink
(1936.04.14 – 1953.06.28)

Born:1884.11.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1907.07.21
Consecrated Bishop:1932.01.24
Died:1953.06.28 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Nyssa (1931.12.16 – 1936.04.14)

Coadjutor Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1931.12.16 – 1936.04.14)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1936.04.14 – 1953.06.28)

Archbishop ad personam (1953 – 1953.06.28)

Bishop Luigi Maria MarelliPermalink
(1914.12.15 – 1936.04.14)

Born:1858.04.24 (Italy)
Died:1936.04.14 († 77)

Bishop of Bobbio (Italy) (1907.12.16 – 1914.12.15)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1914.12.15 – 1936.04.14)

Bishop Giacomo Maria Radini-TedeschiPermalink
(1905.01.20 – 1914.08.22)

Born:1857.07.12 (Italy)
Died:1914.08.22 († 57)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1905.01.20 – 1914.08.22)

Bishop Gaetano Camillo Guindani (Guindari)Permalink
(1879.09.19 – 1904.10.21)

Born:1834.09.20 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1873.01
Died:1904.10.21 († 70)

Bishop of Borgo San Donnino (Italy) (1872.12.23 – 1879.09.19)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1879.09.19 – 1904.10.21)

Bishop Pietro Luigi SperanzaPermalink
(1853.12.19 – 1879.06.04)

Died:1879.06.04

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1853.12.19 – 1879.06.04)

Bishop Carlo Gritti MorlacchiPermalink
(1831.02.23 – 1852)

Died:1852

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1831.02.23 – 1852)

Bishop Pietro MolaPermalink
(1821 – 1829.01)

Died:1829.01

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1821 – 1829.01)

Bishop Giampaolo Dolfin, O.S.B.Permalink
(1777.07.28 – 1819.11)

Bishop of Ceneda (Italy) (1774.06.27 – 1777.07.28)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1777.07.28 – 1819.11)

Bishop Marco Molin, O.S.B.Permalink
(1773.09.15 – 1777.03)

Died:1777.03

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1773.09.15 – 1777.03)

Bishop Antonio RedettiPermalink
(1730.11.22 – 1773.05.02)

Died:1773.05.02

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1730.11.22 – 1773.05.02)

Cardinal Leandro Porzia, O.S.B. Cas.Permalink
(1728.04.12 – 1730.11.18)

Born:1673.12.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1696.12.22
Created Cardinal:1728.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:1728.05.02
Died:1740.06.02 († 66)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1728.04.12 – 1730.11.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Girolamo dei Croati (1728.05.10 – 1728.09.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Callisto (1728.09.20 – 1740.06.02)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of the Index (1740.01 – 1740.06.02)

Cardinal Pietro PriuliPermalink
(1708.05.14 – 1728.01.22)

Born:1669.03.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1706.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1708.07.01
Died:1728.01.22 († 58)

Commendatory Abbot of Santa Maria di Vangadizza (Italy) (1706 – 1728.01.22)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Adriano al Foro (1706.06.25 – 1720.05.06)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1708.05.14 – 1728.01.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco (1720.05.06 – 1728.01.22)

Bishop Luigi RuzziniPermalink
(1697.11.02 – 1708.03.18)

Died:1708.03.18

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1697.11.02 – 1708.03.18)

Bishop Daniele GiustinianPermalink
(1664 – 1697.01.11)

Died:1697.01.11

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1664 – 1697.01.11)

Saint Cardinal Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo BarbarigoPermalink
(1657.07.09 – 1664.03.24)

Born:1625.09.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1655.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1657
Created Cardinal:1660.04.05
Died:1697.06.18 († 71)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1657.07.09 – 1664.03.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Tommaso in Parione (1660.06.21 – 1677.09.13)

Bishop of Padova (Italy) (1664.03.24 – 1697.06.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco (1677.09.13 – 1697.06.18)

Bishop Luigi GrimaniPermalink
(1631.11.10 – 1656.12.04)

Died:1656.12.04

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1631.11.10 – 1656.12.04)

Bishop Agostino PriuliPermalink
(1627.02.08 – 1631.10.04)

Died:1631.10.04

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1627.02.08 – 1631.10.04)

Commendatory Abbot of Santa Maria di Vangadizza (Italy) (1630? – 1631.10.04)

Cardinal Federico Baldissera Bartolomeo CornaroPermalink
(1623.02.23 – 1626.09.07)

Born:1579.11.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1623.04.07
Created Cardinal:1626.01.19
Died:1653.06.05 († 73)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1623.02.23 – 1626.09.07)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina (1626.06.22 – 1627.11.15)

Bishop of Vicenza (Italy) (1626.09.07 – 1629.04.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cecilia (1627.11.15 – 1629.04.26)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco (1629.04.26 – 1646.11.19)

Bishop of Padova (Italy) (1629.04.30 – 1631.06.11)

Patriarch of Venezia (Italy) (1631.06.11 – 1644.04.28)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1639.04.11 – 1641.01.07)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1646.11.19 – 1652.04.29)

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1652.04.29 – 1653.06.05)

Bishop Giovanni EmoPermalink
(1611.04.18 – 1622.10.16)

Died:1622.10.16

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1611.04.18 – 1622.10.16)

Bishop Giambattista Milani, C.R.Permalink
(1592.04.08 – 1611)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1592.04.08 – 1611)

Bishop Gerolamo RegazzoniPermalink
(1577.07.19 – 1592.03.17)

Born:1537
Died:1592.03.17 († 55)

Coadjutor Bishop of Famagosta (1561 – 1571)

Apostolic Administrator of Kisamos (1572.12.10 – 1576.09.19)

Bishop of Novara (Italy) (1576.09.19 – 1577.07.19)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1577.07.19 – 1592.03.17)

Apostolic Nuncio to France (1583 – 1586)

Bishop Federico Cornaro (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1561.01.15 – 1577.07.19)

Born:1531.06.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1560
Created Cardinal:1585.12.18
Died:1590.10.04 († 59)

Bishop of Traù (1560.03.27 – 1561.01.15)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1561.01.15 – 1577.07.19)

Bishop of Padova (Italy) (1577.07.19 – 1590.10.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio (1586.01.15 – 1590.10.04)

Cardinal Luigi CornaroPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1560.03.13 – 1561.01.15)

Bishop Luigi LippomanoPermalink
(1558.07.20 – 1559.08.15)

Born:1497
Consecrated Bishop:1538.09
Died:1559.08.15 († 62)

Coadjutor Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1538 – 1539.02.07)

Titular Bishop of Modon (1538 – 1548.08.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Verona (Italy) (1539.02.07 – 1548.08.09)

Bishop of Verona (Italy) (1548.08.09 – 1558.07.20)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1558.07.20 – 1559.08.15)

Bishop Vittore SoranzoPermalink
(1547.08.09 – 1558.05.15)

Died:1558.05.15

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1547.08.09 – 1558.05.15)

Cardinal Pietro Bembo, S.M.O.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1544.02.18 – 1547.01.19)

Bishop Pietro LippomanoPermalink
(1516.07.04 – 1544.02.19)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1516.07.04 – 1544.02.19)

Bishop of Verona (Italy) (1544.02.19 – 1548)

Bishop Niccolò LippomanoPermalink
(1512.07.17 – 1516.07.04)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1512.07.17 – 1516.07.04)

Bishop Lorenzo GabrielPermalink
(1484.10.15 – 1512.07.06)

Died:1512.07.06

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1484.10.15 – 1512.07.06)

Bishop Ludovico DonatoPermalink
(1465.01.09 – 1484.07.20)

Died:1484.07.20

Bishop of Belluno (Italy) (1462 – 1465.01.09)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1465.01.09 – 1484.07.20)

Bishop Giovanni Barozzi (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1449.10.31 – 1465.01.07)

Born:1420? (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1449?
Created Cardinal:
Died:1466.04.02 († 46)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1449.10.31 – 1465.01.07)

Bishop of Cittanova (1465.01.07 – 1465)

Patriarch of Venezia (Italy) (1465.01.07 – 1466.04.02)

Bishop Polidoro Foscari (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1437.10.21 – 1449.11.05)

Died:1450

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1437.10.21 – 1449.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Zadar (Croatia) (1449.11.05 – 1450)

Bishop Francesco Aregazzi, O.F.M.Permalink
(1403.03.11 – 1437)

Died:1437

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1403.03.11 – 1437)

Bishop Francesco Lante, O.F.M.Permalink
(1401 – 1402.11.16)

Died:1405

Bishop of Luni (1386 – 1390)

Bishop of Brescia (Italy) (1390 – 1390)

Bishop of Cremona (Italy) (1390 – 1401)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1401 – 1402.11.16)

Bishop of Cremona (Italy) (1402.11.16 – 1405)

Archbishop Ludovico Bonito (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1399.09.05 – 1400.11.15)

Born: (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1387?
Created Cardinal:1408.09.19
Died:1413.09.18

Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy) (1382.06.01 – 1392)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1395 – 1395)

Titular Archbishop of Thessalonica ([1395] 1396.05.22 – 1399.09.05)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1399.09.05 – 1400.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pisa (Italy) ([1400.07.18] 1400.11.15 – 1406)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Taranto (Italy) (1406 [1407.07.29] – 1412)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1408.09.19 – 1413.09.18)

Bishop Branchino BesozziPermalink
(1381.06 – 1399.07.22)

Died:1399.07.22

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1381.06 – 1399.07.22)

Bishop Lanfranco de Saliverti, O.F.M.Permalink
(1349.10.25 – 1381.04.05)

Died:1381.04.05

Bishop of Ancona (Italy) (1348 – 1349.10.25)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1349.10.25 – 1381.04.05)

Bishop Bernardo Tricardo, O. Cist.Permalink
(1342.10 – 1349)

Died:1358.03.15

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1342.10 – 1349)

Bishop of Brescia (Italy) (1349 – 1358.03.15)

Bishop Nicola Canali (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1342.07.18 – 1342.09.25)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1342.07.18 – 1342.09.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ravenna (Italy) (1342.09.25 – 1347.05.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Patrasso (1347.05.23 – ?)

Bishop Cipriano degli AlessandriPermalink
(1310 – 1338)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1310 – 1338)

Bishop Giovanni da ScanzoPermalink
(1295.07.31 – 1309.11.02)

Died:1309.11.02

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1295.07.31 – 1309.11.02)

Bishop Roberto de BonghiPermalink
(1281 – 1292.12.22)

Died:1292.12.22

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1281 – 1292.12.22)

Bishop Guiscardo de SuardiPermalink
(1272 – 1281.02.22)

Died:1281.02.22

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1272 – 1281.02.22)

Bishop Erbordo, O.P.Permalink
(1260 – 1272)

Died:1272

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1260 – 1272)

Bishop Algisio da Rosciate, O.P.Permalink
(1252 – 1259)

Bishop of Rimini (Italy) (1250 – 1252)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1252 – 1259)

Fr. Alberto da TerzoPermalink
(1242.09.30 – 1252 not possessed)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1242.09.30 – 1252 not possessed)

Bishop Enrico di SessoPermalink
(1240 – 1242.09)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1240 – 1242.09)

Bishop AttonePermalink
(1230 – 1240.07.13)

Died:1240.07.13

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1230 – 1240.07.13)

Bishop Giovanni Tornielli, O.S.B. Vall.Permalink
(1211.08 – 1230.03.07)

Died:1230.03.07

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1211.08 – 1230.03.07)

Bishop LanfrancoPermalink
(1187.01.26 – 1211)

Died:1211

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1187.01.26 – 1211)

Bishop GualaPermalink
(1167.12 – 1186.10.30)

Died:1186.10.30

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1167.12 – 1186.10.30)

Bishop GerardoPermalink
(1146 – 1167)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1146 – 1167)

Bishop Gregorio, O. Cist.Permalink
(1133 – 1146)

Died:1146

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1133 – 1146)

Bishop AmbrogioPermalink
(1111 – 1133)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1111 – 1133)

Bishop ArnolfoPermalink
(1077 – 1106)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1077 – 1106)

Bishop AttonePermalink
(1058 – 1075)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1058 – 1075)

Bishop AmbrogioPermalink
(1023 – 1057.09.20)

Died:1057.09.20

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1023 – 1057.09.20)

Bishop AlgherioPermalink
(1012 – 1022)

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (1012 – 1022)

Bishop ReginfredoPermalink
(996 – 1012.12.28)

Died:1012.12.28

Bishop of Bergamo (Italy) (996 – 1012.12.28)

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