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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Izmir

Turkey Turkey

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Population: 15,000 Catholics (2014)

Suffragan Sees: no suffragan sees

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chios (←), Istanbul (↑), Anatolia (→), Rhodes (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 10 parishes, 3 missions, 9 priests (1 diocesan, 8 religious), 17 lay religious (10 brothers, 7 sisters), 1 seminarian (2014)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Chios (←), Istanbul (↑), Anatolia (→), Rhodes (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2015.11.07 – ...):Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (73)Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (73)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Izmir (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (73)Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (73)Permalink
(2015.11.07 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey)

Misericordia

Born:1942.12.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1966.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2015.12.20

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (2015.11.07 – ...)

Archbishop Ruggero Franceschini, O.F.M. Cap. (76)Archbishop Ruggero Franceschini, O.F.M. Cap. (76)Permalink
(2004.10.11 – 2015.11.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Izmir (Turkey)

Ecce Mater tua

Born:1939.09.01 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1963.08.11
Consecrated Bishop:1993.10.03

Titular Bishop of Sicilibba (1993.07.02 – 2004.10.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Anatolia (Turkey) (1993.07.02 – 2004.10.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (2001 – 2007.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (2004.10.11 – 2015.11.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Anatolia (Turkey) (2010.06.12 – 2015.08.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (2010.09 – 2015.04)

Archbishop Giuseppe Germano Bernardini, O.F.M. Cap. (87)Archbishop Giuseppe Germano Bernardini, O.F.M. Cap. (87)Permalink
(1983.01.22 – 2004.10.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Izmir (Turkey)

Born:1928.09.27 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1953.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1983.04.09

Ecclesiastical Superior of Trabzon (Turkey) (1966.12.19 – 1983.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Trabzon (Turkey) (1983.01.22 – 1990.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1983.01.22 – 2004.10.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (1989 – 1992)

Apostolic Administrator of Anatolia (Turkey) (1990.11.30 – 1993.07.02)

Archbishop Domenico Caloyera, O.P.Permalink
(1978.12.07 – 1983.01.22)

Born:1915.07.15 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1939.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1979.02.10
Died:2007.08.07 († 92)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey) (1955.05.27 – 1957.01.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey) (1957.01.28 – 1973)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1978.12.07 – 1983.01.22)

Archbishop Giovanni Enrico Boccella, T.O.R.Permalink
(1967.09.09 – 1978.12.07)

Born:1912.06.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1941.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1968.04.17
Died:1992.05.22 († 79)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1967.09.09 – 1978.12.07)

Titular Archbishop of Ephesus (1978.12.07 – 1992.05.22)

Archbishop Saverio ZupiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1966 – 1967.09.09)

Archbishop Alfred Cuthbert Gumbinger, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1965.11.04 – 1966.08.31)

Born:1904.10.01
Ordained Priest:1929.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1966.02.09
Died:1966.08.31 († 61)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1965.11.04 – 1966.08.31)

Archbishop Joseph Emmanuel Descuffi, C.M.Permalink
(1937.12.03 – 1965.11.04)

Born:1884.07.09 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1907.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1938.02.20
Died:1972.01.09 († 87)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1937.12.03 – 1965.11.04)

Titular Archbishop of Antinoë (1965.11.04 – 1971)

Archbishop Eduardo TonnaPermalink
(1929.11.26 – 1937.12.02)

Born:1891.11.15 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1918.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:1930.02.09
Died:1963.11.07 († 71)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1929.11.26 – 1937.12.02)

Titular Archbishop of Garella (1937.12.02 – 1939.04.15)

Titular Archbishop of Miletus (1939.04.15 – 1963.11.07)

Archbishop Giovanni Battista DellepianePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1929.02.27 – 1930.01.18)

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Federico VallegaPermalink
(1921.01.24 – 1929.03.01)

Born:1876.04.12 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1921.04.17
Died:1944.12.04 († 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1921.01.24 – 1929.03.01)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis in Epiro (1929.03.01 – 1944.12.04)

Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania (1939.08.13 – 1939.12.09)

Archbishop Giovanni Antonio Zucchetti, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1909.12.22 – 1920.03.08)

Born:1843.02.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1865.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1910.01.02
Died:1931.06.01 († 88)

Prefect Apostolic of Mardin (Turkey) (1879 – 1909.12.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1909.12.22 – 1920.03.08)

Titular Archbishop of Trapezus (1920.03.08 – 1931.06.01)

Archbishop Domenico Raffaele Francesco Marengo, O.P.Permalink
(1904.08.01 – 1909.06.12)

Born:1842.11.20 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1865.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1904.04.17
Died:1909.06.12 († 66)

Titular Archbishop of Titopolis (1904.03.08 – 1904.08.01)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1904.03.08 – 1904.08.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1904.08.01 – 1909.06.12)

Archbishop Andrea Policarpo TimoniPermalink
(1879.05.27 – 1904.08.01)

Born:1833.03.14

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1875.07.30 – 1879.05.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1879.05.27 – 1904.08.01)

Archbishop Vincent Spaccapietra, C.M.Permalink
(1862.04.08 – 1878.11.24)

Born:1801.10.12
Ordained Priest:1824.06
Consecrated Bishop:1852.11.21
Died:1878.11.24 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Arcadiopolis (1852.11.21 – 1855.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (1855.04.18 – 1859.09.12)

Titular Archbishop of Ancyra (1859.09.12 – 1862.04.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1862.04.08 – 1878.11.24)

Bishop Giuseppe Maria AlbertiPermalink
(1862.01.07 – 1862.03.23 not possessed)

Born:1809.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1843.04.16
Died:1880.03.18 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Eumenia (1843.03.21 – 1851.10.30)

Coadjutor Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1843.03.21 – 1851.10.30)

Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1851.10.30 – 1880.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1862.01.07 – 1862.03.23 not possessed)

Archbishop Antonio MussabiniPermalink
(1838.03.06 – 1861.05.04)

Died:1861.05.04

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1838.03.06 – 1861.05.04)

Archbishop Pierre-Dominique-Marcellin Bonamie, SS.CC.Permalink
(1835.02.13 – 1837.11.24)

Born:1798.03.26 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1832.11.18
Died:1874.07.08 († 76)

Bishop of Baghdad (Iraq) (1832.05.04 – 1835.02.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1835.02.13 – 1837.11.24)

Superior General of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus Fathers) (1837.05.04 – 1853.07.26)

Titular Archbishop of Chalcedon (1837.11.24 – 1874.07.08)

Archbishop Luigi Maria Cardelli, O.F.M. Ref.Permalink
(1818.03.18 – 1832.08.29)

Born:1777.08.28 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1818.06.29
Died:1868.06.11 († 90)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (? – 1817.06.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1817.06.26 – 1818.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Izmir (Turkey) (1818.03.18 – 1832.08.29)

Titular Archbishop of Acrida (1832.09.11 – 1868.06.11)

Vicars Apostolic of Smirne (Roman Rite)

Bishop-elect Luigi Maria Cardelli, O.F.M. Ref. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1817.06.26 – 1818.03.18)

(see above)

Bishop Pasquale Orlandini da Bergamo, O.F.M. Ref.Permalink
(1790.04.16 – 1817.06.26)

Died:1817.06.26

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1790.04.16 – 1817.06.26)

Bishop Giulio Maria Pecori d’Ameno, O.F.M.Permalink
(1781.08.18 – 1788.09.23)

Died:1796.02.28

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1781.08.18 – 1788.09.23)

Titular Bishop of Aradus (1788.09.23 – 1796.02.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1788.09.23 – 1796.02.28)

Bishop Pietro Graveri di Moretta, O.F.M. Obs.Permalink
(1779.12.23 – 1781.08.17)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1779.12.23 – 1781.08.17)

Bishop Domenico di Valdagno, O.F.M. Ref.Permalink
(1763.08.26 – 1779)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1763.08.26 – 1779)

Bishop Eusebio Franzosini, O.P.Permalink
(1754.12.20 – 1763)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1754.12.20 – 1763)

Bishop Joannes Baptista Bavestrelli (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1747.05.12 – 1754.09.16)

Born:1710.08.31 (Turkey)
Died:1777.04.20 († 66)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1747.05.12 – 1754.09.16)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1754.09.16 – 1772.08.31)

Titular Archbishop of Heraclea (1772.08.31 – 1777.04.20)

Bishop Gerolamo di Peraino, O.F.M. Ref.Permalink
(1735.02.05 – 1747)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1735.02.05 – 1747)

Bishop Dario de Longhis, O.F.M.Permalink
(1730.09.02 – 1735.05.25)

Born:1701.07
Ordained Priest:1726.04.20
Died:1757 († 56)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1730.09.02 – 1735.05.25)

Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1735.05.25 – 1748.07.27)

Bishop-elect Antonio Maturi, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1722.04.15 – 1731.05.21)

Born:1686.01
Ordained Priest:1716.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1732.04.06
Died:1750.10 († 64)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1722.04.15 – 1731.05.21)

Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1731.05.21 – 1733.04.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Naxos (Greece) (1733.04.13 – 1749.07.21)

Archbishop-Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1749.07.21 – 1750.10)

Bishop Pietro Francesco Lombardi, O.F.M. Ref.Permalink
(1720.08.30 – 1721.07.05)

Died:1722

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1720.08.30 – 1721.07.05)

Titular Bishop of Talia (1721.07.05 – 1722)

Bishop Pietro Battista di Garbagnate, O.F.M. Ref. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1718.04.09 – 1720.06.15)

Died:1730.04.11

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1718.04.09 – 1720.06.15)

Titular Archbishop of Cartagine (1720.06.15 – 1730.04.11)

Bishop Filippo BavestrelliPermalink
(1715.08.09 – 1720.09.30)

Died:1754.04.06

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1715.08.09 – 1720.09.30)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1720.09.30 – 1754.04.06)

Bishop Davide di San Carlo, O.C.D.Permalink
(1713.11.23 – 1715.04.18)

Died:1715.04.18

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1713.11.23 – 1715.04.18)

Archbishop Daniel Duranti, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1708.06.23 – 1713.08.17)

Fr. Nicolaus de CamillisPermalink
(1706.05.12 – 1710.05.07)

Born:1672

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1706.05.12 – 1710.05.07)

Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1710.05.07 – 1710 not possessed)

Archbishop Daniel Duranti, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1696.06.07 – 1706?)

Bishop Antonio Giustiniani (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1690.01.13 – 1694.02.08)

Born:1663.06 (Greece)
Died:1730.03 († 66)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1690.01.13 – 1694.02.08)

Bishop of Syros (Greece) (1694.02.08 – 1701.01.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Andros (Greece) (1698.05.02 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Naxos (Greece) (1701.01.24 – 1730.03)

Bishop Leone MacripodariPermalink
(1659.04.05 – 1689)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1659.04.05 – 1689)

Archbishop Giacinto Subiani, O.P.Permalink
(1648.07.13 – 1652.03.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1645.09.29
Died:1656.10.15

Titular Archbishop of Edessa (1644.11.14 – 1648.07.13)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1644.11.14 – 1648.07.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1648.07.13 – 1652.03.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1652.03.05 – 1656.10.15)

Bishop Pietro de Marchi, O.P.Permalink
(1625.02.19 – 1648.07.13)

Died:1648.07.13

Bishop of Santorini (Greece) (1611.04.18 – 1625.02.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1625.02.19 – 1648.07.13)

Archbishops of Smirne (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Francesco di Monte Granelli, O.F.M.Permalink
(1412.06.04 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1412.06.04 – ?)

Archbishop PaoloPermalink
(1410 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1410 – ?)

Archbishop Giovanni di Leicester, O. Carm.Permalink
(1398 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1398 – ?)

Archbishop Giovanni di Berriaco, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1386.10.10 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1386.10.10 – ?)

Archbishop Giorgio Dalmato, O. Carm.Permalink
(1379.09.06 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1379.09.06 – ?)

Archbishop Raimondo di San Michele, O. Carm.Permalink
(1373.02.14 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1373.02.14 – ?)

Archbishop Tommaso di Savignon, O.F.M.Permalink
(1362.06.10 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1362.06.10 – ?)

Archbishop Pietro da Piacenza, O.F.M.Permalink
(1358.01.31 – 1362.03.04)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1358.01.31 – 1362.03.04)

Archbishop-Bishop of Oleno (1362.03.04 – ?)

Archbishop Paolo di Tebe (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1345.07.10 – 1357.05.15)

Died:1370

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1345.07.10 – 1357.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Thebæ (1357.05.15 – 1366.04.17)

Titular Patriarch of Constantinople (1366.04.17 – 1370)

Apostolic Administrator of Patrasso (1367.10.20 – 1370)

Archbishop BenedettoPermalink
(1343 – ?)

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1343 – ?)

Archbishop Guillaume Adam, O.P.Permalink
(1318 – 1322.10.06)

Consecrated Bishop:1318
Died:1341

Archbishop of Smirne (Turkey) (1318 – 1322.10.06)

Archbishop of Soltania (1322.10.06 – 1324.10.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1324.10.26 – 1341)

Former Prelates

Former Titular Bishops


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