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Diocese of

Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,177 km²

Population: 66,000 Catholics (97.6% of 67,613 total) (2018)

Statistics: 71 parishes, 54 priests (47 diocesan, 7 religious), 10 deacons, 54 lay religious (9 brothers, 45 sisters), 3 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino

Neighbouring Dioceses: Grosseto (←), Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (↑), Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (↗), Viterbo (↘), Civitavecchia–Tarquinia (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Massimiliano, S. Gregorio VII

Address: Piazza Fortezza Orsini 26, 58017 Pitigliano, Italy

Phone: 0564 616074; 0564 617300

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (76)

Grosseto (←), Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (↑), Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza (↗), Viterbo (↘), Civitavecchia–Tarquinia (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.10.01 – ...):Bishop Giovanni Roncari, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Bishop Giovanni Roncari, O.F.M. Cap. (72)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni Roncari, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Bishop Giovanni Roncari, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Permalink
(2015.10.01 – ...)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy)
Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy)

In caritate et lætitia

Born:1949.08.19 (Verona, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1975.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:2015.11.21

Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (2015.10.01 – ...)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy) (2021.06.19 – ...)

Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti (67)Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti (67)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.01.10 – 2015.10.01)

Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti (67)Bishop Guglielmo Borghetti (67)Permalink
(2010.06.25 – 2015.01.10)

Bishop of Albenga–Imperia (Italy)

Evangelium servire pro mundi spe

Born:1954.03.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1982.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:2010.09.15

Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (2010.06.25 – 2015.01.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (2015.01.10 – 2015.10.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Albenga–Imperia (Italy) (2015.01.10 – 2016.09.01)

Bishop of Albenga–Imperia (Italy) (2016.09.01 – ...)

Bishop Mario Meini (74)Bishop Mario Meini (74)Permalink
(1996.07.13 – 2010.02.13)

Bishop of Fiesole (Italy)

Pax et lux

Born:1946.11.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1996.09.07

Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (1996.07.13 – 2010.02.13)

Bishop of Fiesole (Italy) (2010.02.13 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Italy (2014.11.11 – 2021.05.25)

Bishop Giacomo BabiniPermalink
(1991.12.07 – 1996.07.13)

Born:1929.02.22 (Alfero, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1953.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1987.09.19
Died:2021.11.01 (Sansepolcro, Italy † 92)

Titular Bishop of Tubunæ in Mauretania (1987.07.25 – 1991.12.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Arezzo–Cortona–Sansepolcro (Italy) (1987.07.25 – 1991.12.07)

Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (1991.12.07 – 1996.07.13)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy) (1996.07.13 – 2001.11.17)

Bishop Eugenio Binini (86)Bishop Eugenio Binini (86)Permalink
(1986.09.30 – 1991.07.20)

Bishop emeritus of Massa Carrara–Pontremoli (Italy)

In omnibus pax

Born:1934.12.21 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1984.01.06

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano–Orbetello (Italy) (1983.12.03 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 1991.07.20)

Bishop of Massa Carrara–Pontremoli (Italy) (1991.07.20 – 2010.05.19)

Bishops of Sovana–Pitigliano–Orbetello (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugenio Binini (86)Bishop Eugenio Binini (86)Permalink
(1983.12.03 – 1986.09.30)

(see above)

Bishop Giovanni D’AscenziPermalink
(1981.03.25 – 1983.04.11)

Born:1920.01.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1943.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1975.12.07
Died:2013.02.26 († 93)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1975.10.07 – 1981.03.25)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano–Orbetello (Italy) (1981.03.25 – 1983.04.11)

Bishop of Arezzo (Italy) (1983.04.11 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1983.04.11 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Sansepolcro (Italy) (1983.04.11 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Arezzo–Cortona–Sansepolcro (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 1996.06.08)

Bishops of Sovana–Pitigliano (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni D’AscenziPermalink
(1975.10.07 – 1981.03.25)

(see above)

Bishop Primo GasbarriPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1970 – 1975.10.22)

Bishop Luigi PirelliPermalink
(1963.08.14 – 1964.08.14)

Born:1895.01.01 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1918.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1952.04.27
Died:1964.08.14 († 69)

Bishop of Andria (Italy) (1952.02.26 – 1957.01.08)

Titular Bishop of Lysias (1957.01.08 – 1963.08.14)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1963.08.14 – 1964.08.14)

Archbishop Pacifico Giulio Vanni (萬九樓), O.F.M.Permalink
(1952.05.10 – 1963.07.13)

Born:1893.09.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1920.03.14
Consecrated Bishop:1932.10.23
Died:1967.06.26 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Zapara (1932.06.14 – 1946.04.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Xi’anfu 西安府 (China) (1932.06.14 – 1946.04.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Xi’an 西安 (China) (1946.04.11 – 1952.05.10)

Archbishop-Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1952.05.10 – 1963.07.13)

Bishop Stanislao Amilcare Battistelli, C.P.Permalink
(1932.06.24 – 1952.02.14)

Born:1885.09.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1908.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1932.08.21
Died:1981.02.20 († 95)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1932.06.24 – 1952.02.14)

Bishop of Atri (Italy) (1952.02.14 – 1967.02.22)

Bishop of Teramo (Italy) (1952.02.14 – 1967.02.22)

Titular Bishop of Amiterno (1967.02.22 – 1976.01.06)

Bishop Gustavo Matteoni (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1924.04.29 – 1932.03.03)

Born:1887.10.16 (Italy)
Died:1934.11.17 († 47)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy) (1920.03.08 – 1932.03.03)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1924.04.29 – 1932.03.03)

Titular Archbishop of Antiochia (1932.03.03 – 1932.09.29)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Siena (Italy) (1932.03.03 – 1932.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena (Italy) (1932.09.29 – 1934.11.17)

Bishop Riccardo CarlesiPermalink
(1916.07.08 – 1923.05.23)

Born:1869.12.04 (Italy)
Died:1932.01.09 († 62)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1916.07.08 – 1923.05.23)

Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1923.05.23 – 1932.01.09)

Bishop Michele Cardella, C.P.Permalink
(1896.11.30 – 1916.02.06)

Born:1845.10.27 (Italy)
Died:1916.02.06 († 70)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1896.11.30 – 1916.02.06)

Bishop Giulio MatteoliPermalink
(1889.02.11 – 1896.06.22)

Born:1841.08.28 (Italy)
Died:1900.07.25 († 58)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1889.02.11 – 1896.06.22)

Bishop of Pescia (Italy) (1896.06.22 – 1898.03.24)

Bishop of Livorno (Italy) (1898.03.24 – 1900.07.25)

Bishop Antonio Sbrolli (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1871.10.27 – 1885.07.27)

Born:1828.02.12 (Italy)
Died:1888.04.28 († 60)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1885.07.27)

Titular Archbishop of Naupactus (1885.07.27 – 1888.04.28)

Bishop Francesco Maria BarzellottiPermalink
(1832.07.02 – 1861.08.15)

Born:1782.01.21 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1807.09.19
Died:1861.08.15 († 79)

Bishop of Sovana–Pitigliano (Italy) (1832.07.02 – 1861.08.15)

Bishops of Sovana (Roman Rite)

Fr. Giacomo BellucciPermalink
(1831.09.19 – 1831.11.01 not possessed)

Born:1767.06.07 (Italy)
Died:1831.11.01 († 64)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1831.09.19 – 1831.11.01 not possessed)

Bishop Filippo GhighiPermalink
(1802.09.20 – 1830.01.10)

Born:1752.03.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1792.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1802.09.26
Died:1830.01.10 († 77)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1802.09.20 – 1830.01.10)

Bishop Francesco Pio SantiPermalink
(1776.09.16 – 1799.08.11)

Born:1740.12.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1765
Died:1799.08.11 († 58)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1776.09.16 – 1799.08.11)

Bishop Gregorio AlessandriPermalink
(1773.06.14 – 1776.05.20)

Born:1729.02.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1754.06.08
Died:1802.10.15 († 73)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1773.06.14 – 1776.05.20)

Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1776.05.20 – 1802.10.15)

Bishop Tiberio Borghesi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1762.03.29 – 1772.06.01)

Born:1720.07.29 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1743.09.21
Died:1792.11.13 († 72)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1762.03.29 – 1772.06.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena (Italy) (1772.06.01 – 1792.11.13)

Bishop Segherio Felice SeghieriPermalink
(1751.07.19 – 1758.07.27)

Born:1721.03.29 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1747.10.08
Died:1758.07.27 († 37)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1751.07.19 – 1758.07.27)

Bishop Niccolo Bianchini, O.C.D.Permalink
(1746.11.28 – 1750.05.22)

Born:1689.02.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1712.09.24
Died:1750.05.22 († 61)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1746.11.28 – 1750.05.22)

Bishop Antonio VegniPermalink
(1739.11.16 – 1744.08.15)

Born:1686.07.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1710.09.19
Died:1744.08.15 († 58)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1739.11.16 – 1744.08.15)

Bishop Cristoforo PalmieriPermalink
(1728.03.08 – 1739.03.26)

Died:1739.03.26

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1728.03.08 – 1739.03.26)

Bishop Fulvio SalviPermalink
(1713.12.11 – 1727.05.23)

Died:1727.05.23

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1713.12.11 – 1727.05.23)

Bishop Domenico Maria Della Ciaia, O.P.Permalink
(1688.06.14 – 1708.01.23)

Died:1708.01.23

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1688.06.14 – 1708.01.23)

Bishop Pietro ValentiniPermalink
(1685.04.09 – 1687.11)

Died:1687.11

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1685.04.09 – 1687.11)

Bishop Pier Maria Bichi, O.S.B.Permalink
(1673.06.12 – 1683.09.09)

Died:1683.09.09

Bishop of Todi (Italy) (1658.03.18 – 1673.06.12)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1673.06.12 – 1683.09.09)

Bishop Girolamo CoriPermalink
(1669.06.17 – 1672.06.28)

Died:1672.06.28

Bishop of Nardò (Italy) (1656.03.06 – 1669.06.17)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1669.06.17 – 1672.06.28)

Bishop Girolamo Borghesi, O.S.B.Permalink
(1652.12.11 – 1668.09.17)

Died:1698.01.15

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1652.12.11 – 1668.09.17)

Bishop of Pienza (Italy) (1668.09.17 – 1698.01.15)

Bishop Marcello CerviniPermalink
(1645.05.15 – 1652.09.23)

Died:1663.02.08

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1645.05.15 – 1652.09.23)

Bishop of Montepulciano (Italy) (1652.09.23 – 1663.02.08)

Bishop Enea di Cesare SpennazziPermalink
(1637.03.16 – 1644.05.25)

Died:1658

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1637.03.16 – 1644.05.25)

Bishop of Ferentino (Italy) (1644.05.25 – 1658)

Bishop Cristoforo TolomeiPermalink
(1637 – 1638)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1637 – 1638)

Bishop Scipione TancrediPermalink
(1624.01.15 – 1637.03.02)

Died:1641.04.13

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1624.01.15 – 1637.03.02)

Bishop of Montalcino (Italy) (1637.03.02 – 1641.04.13)

Bishop Ottavio SaraciniPermalink
(1606.07.12 – 1623)

Died:1623

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1606.07.12 – 1623)

Bishop Metello Bichi (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1596.01.15 – 1606)

Born:1541 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1596.02
Consecrated Bishop:1596.02.18
Created Cardinal:1611.08.17
Died:1619.06.14 († 78)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1596.01.15 – 1606)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Bonifacio ed Alessio (1611.09.12 – 1619.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Siena (Italy) (1612.12.17 – 1615.03.23)

Bishop Carvajal SimoncelliPermalink
(1535.02.26 – 1596.01)

Born:1508
Died:1596.01 († 88)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1535.02.26 – 1596.01)

Bishop Ferrante FarnesePermalink
(1532.04.26 – 1535)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1532.04.26 – 1535)

Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (later Pope Paul III)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1532.04.17 – 1532.04.26)

Cardinal Ercole GonzagaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1529.07.05 – 1532.04.17)

Bishop Lattanzio PetrucciPermalink
(1522.12.11 – 1527)

Died:1527

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1513.07.27 – 1517 deposed)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1522.12.11 – 1527)

Cardinal Raffaele PetrucciPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1520.02.06 – 1522.12.11)

Bishop Domenico ColettaPermalink
(1517.12.02 – 1520)

Died:1520

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1517.12.02 – 1520)

Bishop Lattanzio PetrucciPermalink
(1513.07.27 – 1517 deposed)

Died:1527

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1513.07.27 – 1517 deposed)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1522.12.11 – 1527)

Cardinal Alfonso PetrucciPermalink
(1510.10.01 – 1513.07.27)

Born:1491 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1511.03.10
Deposed as Cardinal:1517.06.22
Died:1517.07.16 († 26)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1510.10.01 – 1513.07.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Massa Marittima e Populonia (Italy) (1511 – 1517.06.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Teodoro pro hac vice Title (1511.03.17 – 1517.06.22)

Bishop Aldello PiccolominiPermalink
(1492.10.08 – 1510)

Died:1510

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1492.10.08 – 1510)

Bishop Girolamo ScottiPermalink
(1489.03.09 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1489.03.09 – ?)

Bishop Andreuccio GhinucciPermalink
(1470.11.12 – 1489.03.09)

Died:1497

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1470.11.12 – 1489.03.09)

Bishop of Grosseto (Italy) (1489.03.09 – 1497)

Bishop Tommaso della Testa PiccolominiPermalink
(1467.11.20 – 1470.10.26)

Died:1482

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1467.11.20 – 1470.10.26)

Bishop of Montalcino (Italy) (1470.10.26 – 1482)

Bishop of Pienza (Italy) (1470.10.26 – 1482)

Bishop Apollonio MassainiPermalink
(1439.06.08 – 1467.09)

Died:1467.09

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1439.06.08 – 1467.09)

Bishop Gioacchino SuharePermalink
(1434.01.20 – 1439.06.08)

Died:1463

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1434.01.20 – 1439.06.08)

Bishop of Canne (1439.06.08 – 1440.12.12)

Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio (Italy) (1440.12.12 – 1463)

Bishop Antonio del Fede, O. Carm.Permalink
(1418.08.12 – 1434.01.05)

Died:1434.01.05

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1418.08.12 – 1434.01.05)

Bishop Pietro, O.S.B.Permalink
(1402.06.05 – 1467.09)

Died:1467.09

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1402.06.05 – 1467.09)

Bishop Valentino VanniPermalink
(1397.03.22 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1397.03.22 – ?)

Bishop Tommaso de MariPermalink
(1390.11.29 – 1397)

Died:1399

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1390.11.29 – 1397)

Bishop of San Marco (Italy) (1397 – 1399)

Bishop Antonio, O.S.B. Cam.Permalink
(1386.03.19 – 1390)

Died:1390

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1386.03.19 – 1390)

Bishop Pietro Niccolò BlandibelliPermalink
(1380 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1380 – ?)

Bishop Roberto de RainaldoPermalink
(1369.06.25 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1369.06.25 – ?)

Bishop Niccolò da Nola, O.F.M.Permalink
(1368.07.17 – 1368)

Died:1368

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1368.07.17 – 1368)

Bishop Paolo Neri Bessi, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1360.05.20 – 1367.12.08)

Died:1367.12.08

Bishop of Retimo (1357.07.03 – 1360.05.20)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1360.05.20 – 1367.12.08)

Bishop Niccolò Bernardi, O. Carm.Permalink
(1342.07.19 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1342.07.19 – ?)

Bishop Alamanno Donati, O.F.M.Permalink
(1330.10.22 – 1342.07.18)

Died:1352.06.04

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1330.10.22 – 1342.07.18)

Bishop of Modena (Italy) (1342.07.18 – 1352.06.04)

Bishop Trasmondo Monaldeschi, O.P.Permalink
(1312.05.10 – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1312.05.10 – ?)

Bishop ZampoPermalink
(1302.12.10 – 1312)

Died:1312

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1302.12.10 – 1312)

Bishop Monaldo Monaldeschi, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1298.05.07 – 1302.12)

Died:1331

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1298.05.07 – 1302.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benevento (Italy) (1302.12 – 1331)

Bishop LandonePermalink
(1294 – 1298.04.22)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1294 – 1298.04.22)

Bishop of Nola (Italy) (1298.04.22 – 1304)

Bishop Davide Bandini, O. Cist.Permalink
(1283.12.23 – 1293)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1283.12.23 – 1293)

Bishop TeodinoPermalink
(1260? – 1270)

Died:1270

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1260? – 1270)

Bishop GualtieroPermalink
(1221 – 1260?)

Died:1260?

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1221 – 1260?)

Bishop VivianoPermalink
(1206? – ?)

Bishop of Sovana (Italy) (1206? – ?)

Former Prelates


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