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Diocese of

Pistoia

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 821 km²

Population: 217,600 Catholics (98.0% of 222,130 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Firenze

Neighbouring Dioceses: Pescia (←), Lucca (↖), Modena–Nonantola (↑), Bologna (↗), Prato (→), Firenze (↘), San Miniato (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Iacopo

Statistics: 160 parishes, 105 priests (90 diocesan, 15 religious), 19 deacons, 160 lay religious (17 brothers, 143 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Notes: United aeque principaliter with Prato 1653.09.22–1954.01.25

Address: Via Puccini 29, 51100 Pistoia, Italy

Phone: 0573 976133

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Pescia (←), Lucca (↖), Modena–Nonantola (↑), Bologna (↗), Prato (→), Firenze (↘), San Miniato (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.10.08 – ...):Bishop Fausto Tardelli (66)Bishop Fausto Tardelli (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Pistoia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Fausto Tardelli (66)Bishop Fausto Tardelli (66)Permalink
(2014.10.08 – ...)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy)

In spe fortitudo

Born:1951.01.05 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.02

Bishop of San Miniato (Italy) (2004.03.06 – 2014.10.08)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (2014.10.08 – ...)

Bishop Mansueto BianchiPermalink
(2006.11.04 – 2014.04.05)

In lumine fidei

Born:1949.11.04 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:2000.05.03
Died:2016.08.03 († 66)

Bishop of Volterra (Italy) (2000.03.18 – 2006.11.04)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (2006.11.04 – 2014.04.05)

General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Italian Catholic Action (2014.04.05 – 2016.08.03)

Bishop Simone ScatizziPermalink
(1981.05.27 – 2006.11.04)

Deus ignis ardens

Born:1931.05.26 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1977.09.08
Died:2010.08.27 († 79)

Bishop of Fiesole (Italy) (1977.08.01 – 1981.05.27)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1981.05.27 – 2006.11.04)

Bishop Mario Longo DorniPermalink
(1954.04.24 – 1981.05.27)

Born:1907.09.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1930.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1954.06.06
Died:1985.08.18 († 77)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1954.04.24 – 1981.05.27)

Bishop Giuseppe DebernardiPermalink
(1933.03.13 – 1953.09.19)

Born:1884.01.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1907.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1933.04.17
Died:1953.09.19 († 69)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1933.03.13 – 1953.09.19)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1933.03.13 – 1953.09.19)

Bishop Gabriele Vettori (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1915.12.06 – 1932.02.06)

Born:1869.12.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1892.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:1910.06.05
Died:1947.07.02 († 77)

Bishop of Tivoli (Italy) (1910.04.15 – 1915.12.06)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1915.12.06 – 1932.02.06)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1915.12.06 – 1932.02.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pisa (Italy) (1932.02.06 – 1947.07.02)

Bishop Andrea SartiPermalink
(1909.04.29 – 1915.11.07)

Born:1849.09.01 (Italy)
Died:1915.11.07 († 66)

Bishop of Guastalla (Italy) (1897.04.19 – 1909.04.29)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1909.04.29 – 1915.11.07)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1909.04.29 – 1915.11.07)

Bishop Marcello MazzantiPermalink
(1885.03.27 – 1908.08.18)

Born:1831.02.09 (Italy)
Died:1908.08.18 († 77)

Bishop of Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italy) (1876.09.29 – 1885.03.27)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1885.03.27 – 1908.08.18)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1885.03.27 – 1908.08.18)

Bishop Donato Velluti Zati di S. Clemente (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1883.03.15 – 1885.03.27)

Born:1845.09.30 (Italy)
Died:1927.12.11 († 82)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1883.03.15 – 1885.03.27)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1883.03.15 – 1885.03.27)

Titular Bishop of Oropus (1885.03.27 – 1898.03.24)

Bishop of Pescia (Italy) (1898.03.24 – 1907.04.15)

Titular Archbishop of Patræ (1907.04.15 – 1927.12.11)

Bishop Niccola SozzifantiPermalink
(1871.10.27 – 1883.02.01)

Born:1824.10.26
Died:1883.02.01 († 58)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1883.02.01)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1883.02.01)

Bishop Enrico Bindi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1867.03.27 – 1871.10.27)

Born:1812.09.29
Died:1876 († 64)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1867.03.27 – 1871.10.27)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1867.03.27 – 1871.10.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1876)

Bishop Leone Niccolai, O. Cart.Permalink
(1849.11.05 – 1857.07.13)

Born:1792.09.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1806.12.20
Died:1857.07.13 († 64)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1849.11.05 – 1857.07.13)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1849.11.05 – 1857.07.13)

Bishop Giovanni Battista RossiPermalink
(1837.10.02 – 1849.02.16)

Born:1777.06.08
Ordained Priest:1801.03.21
Died:1849.02.16 († 71)

Bishop of Pescia (Italy) (1835.03.26 – 1837.10.02)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1837.10.02 – 1849.02.16)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1837.10.02 – 1849.02.16)

Bishop Angiolo Maria GilardoniPermalink
(1834.06.23 – 1835.05.24)

Born:1759.11.27
Ordained Priest:1782.12.21
Died:1835.05.24 († 75)

Bishop of Livorno (Italy) (1821.08.13 – 1834.06.23)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1834.06.23 – 1835.05.24)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1834.06.23 – 1835.05.24)

Bishop Francesco ToliPermalink
(1803.03.28 – 1833.07.06)

Born:1761.03.04 (Italy)
Died:1833.07.06 († 72)

Bishop of Massa Marittima (Italy) (1795.09.22 – 1803.03.28)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1803.03.28 – 1833.07.06)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1803.03.28 – 1833.07.06)

Bishop Francesco Falchi PicchinesiPermalink
(1791.12.19 – 1803.02.10)

Born:1734.08.15
Ordained Priest:1768.09.24
Died:1803.02.10 († 68)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1791.12.19 – 1803.02.10)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1791.12.19 – 1803.02.10)

Bishop Scipione de’ RicciPermalink
(1780.06.19 – 1791.06.13)

Born:1740.01.19
Ordained Priest:1766.09.20
Died:1810.01.27 († 70)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1780.06.19 – 1791.06.13)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1780.06.19 – 1791.06.13)

Bishop Giuseppe IppolitiPermalink
(1776.04.15 – 1780.03.22)

Died:1780.03.22

Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1755.05.12 – 1776.04.15)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1776.04.15 – 1780.03.22)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1776.04.15 – 1780.03.22)

Bishop Federico AlamanniPermalink
(1732.07.21 – 1775.11.30)

Born:1696.03.27
Died:1775.11.30 († 79)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1732.07.21 – 1775.11.30)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1732.07.21 – 1775.11.30)

Bishop Colombino Bassi, O.S.B. Vall.Permalink
(1715.03.29 – 1732.04.11)

Died:1732.04.11

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1715.03.29 – 1732.04.11)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1715.03.29 – 1732.04.11)

Bishop Michele Carlo Visdomini CortigianiPermalink
(1703.01.15 – 1713.10.13)

Born:1648 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1677
Consecrated Bishop:1685.05.13
Died:1713.10.13 († 65)

Bishop of San Miniato (Italy) (1683.08.14 – 1703.01.15)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1703.01.15 – 1713.10.13)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1703.01.15 – 1713.10.13)

Bishop Francesco Frosini (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1701.01.24 – 1702.10.02)

Born:1654
Died:1733.11.20 († 79)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1701.01.24 – 1702.10.02)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1701.01.24 – 1702.10.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pisa (Italy) (1702.10.02 – 1733.11.20)

Bishop Leone Strozzi, O.S.B. Vall. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1690.07.10 – 1700.07.07)

Born:1637.12.03 (Italy)
Died:1703.12.24 († 66)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1690.07.10 – 1700.07.07)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1690.07.10 – 1700.07.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Firenze (Italy) (1700.07.07 – 1703.12.24)

Bishop Gherardo GherardiPermalink
(1679.04.10 – 1690.01.16)

Died:1690.01.16

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1679.04.10 – 1690.01.16)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1679.04.10 – 1690.01.16)

Bishop Francesco RinucciniPermalink
(1656.08.28 – 1678.03.11)

Died:1678.03.11

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1656.08.28 – 1678.03.11)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1656.08.28 – 1678.03.11)

Bishop Giovanni GeriniPermalink
(1653.10.01 – 1656.05.18)

Died:1656.05.18

Bishop of Volterra (Italy) (1650.09.19 – 1653.10.01)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1653.10.01 – 1656.05.18)

Bishop of Prato (Italy) (1653.10.01 – 1656.05.18)

Bishop Francesco Nerli (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1650.02.15 – 1652.12.16)

Born:1594 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1649.08
Consecrated Bishop:1650
Created Cardinal:1669.11.29
Died:1670.11.06 († 76)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1650.02.15 – 1652.12.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Firenze (Italy) (1652.12.16 – 1670.11.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bartolomeo all’Isola (1670.05.19 – 1670.11.06)

Bishop Alessandro del CacciaPermalink
(1600.07.03 – 1649.09.04)

Died:1649.09.04

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1600.07.03 – 1649.09.04)

Bishop Fulvio PasseriniPermalink
(1599.04.19 – 1599.12.11)

Consecrated Bishop:1591.07.21
Died:1599.12.11

Bishop of Avellino (Italy) (1591.06.21 – 1599.04.19)

Bishop of Frigento (1591.06.21 – 1599.04.19)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1599.04.19 – 1599.12.11)

Bishop Ottavio AbbiosiPermalink
(1587.12.11 – 1599.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (? – 1587.12.11)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1587.12.11 – 1599.04)

Bishop Lattanzio LattanziPermalink
(1575.12.02 – 1587.12.11)

Died:1587.12.11

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1575.12.02 – 1587.12.11)

Bishop Ludovico Antinori (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1574.01.15 – 1575.12.02)

Died:1576.02.13

Bishop of Volterra (Italy) (1568 – 1574.01.15)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1574.01.15 – 1575.12.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pisa (Italy) (1575.12.02 – 1576.02.13)

Bishop Alessandro de’ Medici (later Pope Leo XI)Permalink
(1573.03.09 – 1574.01.15)

Born:1535.06.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1567.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1573.03
Created Cardinal:1583.12.12
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1605.04.01
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1605.04.10
Died:1605.04.27 († 69)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1573.03.09 – 1574.01.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Firenze (Italy) (1574.01.15 – 1605.04.01)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quirico e Giulitta (1584.01.09 – 1591.01.14)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (1591.01.14 – 1592.02.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (1592.02.14 – 1594.04.27)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prassede (1594.04.27 – 1600.02.21)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars (1598? – 1605?)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1600.02.21 – 1600.08.30)

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1600.08.30 – 1602.06.17)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1602.06.17 – 1605.04.01)

Supreme Pontiff (1605.04.01 [1605.04.10] – 1605.04.27)

Bishop Giovambattista RicasoliPermalink
(1560.02.14 – 1572.02.21)

Died:1572.02.21

Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1538 – 1560.02.14)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1560.02.14 – 1572.02.21)

Bishop Francesco da GallianoPermalink
(1547.01.16 – 1559.12.10)

Died:1559.12.10

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1547.01.16 – 1559.12.10)

Cardinal Roberto PucciPermalink
(1541.08.08 – 1546.12.07)

Born:1464.05.29 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1541
Created Cardinal:1542.06.02
Died:1547.01.17 († 82)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1541.08.08 – 1546.12.07)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (1542.06.12 – 1544.10.17)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1544.10.17 – 1547.01.17)

Major Penitentiary of Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary (1545.03.31 – 1547.01.17)

Bishop of Melfi (Italy) (1546.12.07 – 1546.12.10)

Bishop of Rapolla (Italy) (1546.12.07 – 1546.12.10)

Cardinal Antonio PucciPermalink
(1518.11.05 – 1541.11.08)

Born:1484.10.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1518?
Created Cardinal:1531.09.22
Died:1544.10.12 († 60)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1518.11.05 – 1541.11.08)

Bishop of Vannes (France) (1529.06.08 – 1541.06.10)

Major Penitentiary of Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary (1529.10.01 – 1544.10.12)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1531.09.27 – 1541.11.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1541.11.14 – 1542.02.15)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati in commendum (1541.11.14 – 1544.10.12)

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1542.02.15 – 1543.01.08)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina (1543.01.08 – 1544.10.12)

Cardinal Lorenzo PucciPermalink
(1518.09.17 – 1518.11.05)

Born:1458.08.18 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1509.12.13
Created Cardinal:1513.09.23
Died:1531.09.16 († 73)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1509.02.15 – 1518.09.17)

Datary of His Holiness of Apostolic Dataria (1511 – 1513.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Melfi (Italy) (1513.08.12 – 1528.03.16)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1513.09.29 – 1524.06.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Vannes (France) (1513.11.21 – 1514)

Apostolic Administrator of Amalfi (Italy) (1516 – 1517)

Apostolic Administrator of Giovinazzo (Italy) (1517.04.01 – 1517.08.21)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1518.09.17 – 1518.11.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Montefiascone (1519.03.23 – 1519.04.13)

Major Penitentiary of Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary (1520.09.28 – 1529.10.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Capaccio (Italy) (1522.09.10 – 1523.06.12)

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1524.06.15 – 1524.07.24)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1524.07.24 – 1531.09.16)

Cardinal Niccolò PandolfiniPermalink
(1474.12.23 – 1518.09.17)

Born:1440 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1474?
Created Cardinal:1517.07.01
Died:1518.09.17 († 78)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1474.12.23 – 1518.09.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cesareo in Palatio pro hac vice Title (1517.07.06 – 1518.09.17)

Bishop Donato de’ MediciPermalink
(1436.06.22 – 1474.12)

Died:1474.12

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1436.06.22 – 1474.12)

Bishop Ubertino Albizi, O.P.Permalink
(1426.05.15 – 1434)

Died:1434

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1426.05.15 – 1434)

Bishop Matteo DiamantiPermalink
(1400.05.29 – 1425.12.12)

Died:1425.12.12

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1400.05.29 – 1425.12.12)

Blessed Bishop Andrea Franchi, O.P.Permalink
(1381 – 1400.05.29)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1381 – 1400.05.29)

Bishop Giovanni Vivenzi, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1370.07.05 – 1381)

Died:1382.08.29

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1370.07.05 – 1381)

Bishop of Cervia (Italy) (1381 – 1382.08.29)

Bishop Remigio, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1357.04.26 – 1370)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1357.04.26 – 1370)

Bishop Andrea CiantoriPermalink
(1349.10.21 – 1356.09.19)

Died:1356.09.19

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1349.10.21 – 1356.09.19)

Bishop Baronto RicciardiPermalink
(1322.02.19 – 1348)

Died:1348

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1322.02.19 – 1348)

Bishop Ermanno degli AnastasiPermalink
(1307.12.04 – 1321.08.15)

Died:1321.08.15

Bishop of Foligno (Italy) (1304 – 1307.12.04 not possessed)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1307.12.04 – 1321.08.15)

Bishop Bartolomeo SinibuldiPermalink
(1303.11.02 – 1307.12.04)

Died:1326.07.11

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1303.11.02 – 1307.12.04)

Bishop of Foligno (Italy) (1307.12.04 – 1326.07.11)

Bishop Tommaso AndreiPermalink
(1286.06.09 – 1303.07.29)

Died:1303.07.29

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1286.06.09 – 1303.07.29)

Bishop Guidaloste VergiolesiPermalink
(1252.06.20 – 1286.02.21)

Died:1286.02.21

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1252.06.20 – 1286.02.21)

Bishop Graziano BerlinghieriPermalink
(1223.04.07 – 1250.01.07)

Died:1250.01.07

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1223.04.07 – 1250.01.07)

Bishop TommasoPermalink
(1222 – 1222?)

Died:1222?

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1222 – 1222?)

Bishop Soffredo SoffrediPermalink
(1211? – 1222?)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1211? – 1222?)

Bishop Soffredo SoffrediPermalink
(1208.11.19 – 1210.12.14)

Died:1210.12.14

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1208.11.19 – 1210.12.14)

Bishop BuonoPermalink
(1189 – 1189?)

Died:1208.01.28

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1189 – 1189?)

Bishop RinaldoPermalink
(1167.04.20 – 1189.05.05)

Died:1189.05.05

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1167.04.20 – 1189.05.05)

Bishop TracioPermalink
(1154.02.17 – 1166)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1154.02.17 – 1166)

Saint Bishop Atto, O.S.B. Vall.Permalink
(1133 – 1153.06.21)

Died:1153.06.21

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1133 – 1153.06.21)

Bishop Ildebrando Guidi, O.S.B. Vall.Permalink
(1107.11.14 – 1133?)

Died:1133?

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1107.11.14 – 1133?)

Bishop Pietro Guidi, O.S.B. Vall.Permalink
(1086.01.15 – 1107.01.08)

Died:1107.01.08

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1086.01.15 – 1107.01.08)

Bishop IldebrandoPermalink
(? – 1104?)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (? – 1104?)

Bishop LeonePermalink
(1067 – 1085)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1067 – 1085)

Bishop MartinoPermalink
(1043 – 1057?)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1043 – 1057?)

Bishop GuidoPermalink
(1025? – 1042)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1025? – 1042)

Bishop RestaldoPermalink
(1012 – 1023?)

Bishop of Pistoia (Italy) (1012 – 1023?)

Former Prelates


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