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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Catanzaro–Squillace

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 1,806 km²

Population: 247,817 Catholics (99.6% of 248,817 total) (2018)

Statistics: 123 parishes, 132 priests (131 diocesan, 1 religious), 25 deacons, 146 lay religious (24 brothers, 122 sisters), 20 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Crotone–Santa Severina, Lamezia Terme

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oppido Mamertina–Palmi (↙), Mileto–Nicotera–Tropea (↙), Lamezia Terme (←), Cosenza–Bisignano (↖), Crotone–Santa Severina (↗), Locri–Gerace (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Vitaliano Vescovo, S. Agazio Martire (May 7)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 6

Address: Via dell'Arcivescovado 13, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy

Phone: 0961.72.13.35

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Oppido Mamertina–Palmi (↙), Mileto–Nicotera–Tropea (↙), Lamezia Terme (←), Cosenza–Bisignano (↖), Crotone–Santa Severina (↗), Locri–Gerace (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.09.15 – ...):Archbishop Angelo Raffaele Panzetta (55)Archbishop Angelo Raffaele Panzetta (55)

Archbishop of Crotone–Santa Severina (Italy)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Catanzaro–Squillace (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Angelo Raffaele Panzetta (55)Archbishop Angelo Raffaele Panzetta (55)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.09.15 – ...)

Archbishop Vincenzo Bertolone, S.d.P. (74)Archbishop Vincenzo Bertolone, S.d.P. (74)Permalink
(2011.03.25 – 2021.09.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy)

Humiliter in lumine vultus tui

Born:1946.11.17 (San Biagio Platani, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:2007.05.03

Undersecretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life (2004.06.12 – 2007.03.10)

Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio (Italy) (2007.03.10 – 2011.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy) (2011.03.25 – 2021.09.15)

Archbishop Antonio CilibertiPermalink
(2003.01.31 – 2011.03.25)

Ad Jesum per Mariam

Born:1935.01.31 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1959.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.28
Died:2017.04.01 († 82)

Bishop of Locri–Gerace (Italy) (1988.12.07 – 1993.05.06)

Archbishop of Matera–Irsina (Italy) (1993.05.06 – 2003.01.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy) (2003.01.31 – 2011.03.25)

Archbishop Antonio CantisaniPermalink
(1986.09.30 – 2003.01.31)

Born:1926.11.02 (Lauria Superiore, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:1971.12.27
Died:2021.07.01 (Catanzaro, Italy † 94)

Archbishop of Rossano (Italy) (1971.11.18 – 1980.07.31)

Bishop of Cariati (Italy) (1979.04.04 – 1980.07.31)

Archbishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1980.07.31 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Squillace (Italy) (1980.07.31 – 1986.09.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Catanzaro–Squillace (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 2003.01.31)

Archbishops of Catanzaro (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Antonio CantisaniPermalink
(1980.07.31 – 1986.09.30)

(see above)

Archbishop Armando FaresPermalink
(1956.01.20 – 1980)

Born:1904.12.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1927.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1950.07.02
Died:1980.11.01 († 75)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1950.06.16 – 1956.01.20)

Archbishop-Bishop of Squillace (Italy) (1950.06.16 – 1980)

Archbishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1956.01.20 – 1980)

Archbishop Giovanni FiorentiniPermalink
(1927.06.05 – 1956.01.20)

Born:1867.09.23 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1890.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1909.08.29
Died:1956.01.20 († 88)

Bishop of Tricarico (Italy) (1909.03.25 – 1919.09.25)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1919.09.25 – 1927.06.05)

Archbishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1927.06.05 – 1956.01.20)

Bishop of Squillace (Italy) (1927.12.22 – 1950.07.02)

Bishops of Catanzaro (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni Fiorentini (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1919.09.25 – 1927.06.05)

(see above)

Bishop Pietro Di Maria (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1906.12.06 – 1918.06.11)

Cum Christo laboro

Born:1865.08.03 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1891.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1906.12.30
Died:1937.09.03 († 72)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1906.12.06 – 1918.06.11)

Apostolic Delegate to Canada and Newfoundland (1918.06.11 – 1926)

Titular Archbishop of Iconium (1918.06.11 – 1937.09.03)

Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland (1926 – 1935)

Bishop Luigi FinojaPermalink
(1900.06.02 – 1906.12.06)

Born:1843.02.23 (Italy)
Died:1915.03.15 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Ascalon (1899.09.11 – 1900.06.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1899.09.11 – 1900.06.02)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1900.06.02 – 1906.12.06)

Titular Bishop of Flaviopolis antea Cratea (1906.12.06 – 1915.03.15)

Bishop Bernardo Antonio De Riso, O.S.B.Permalink
(1883.08.23 – 1900.06.02)

Born:1824.01.08 (Italy)
Died:1900.06.02 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Argos (1883.08.09 – 1883.08.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1883.08.09 – 1883.08.23)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1883.08.23 – 1900.06.02)

Bishop Raffaele De FrancoPermalink
(1852.03.18 – 1883)

Born:1803 (Italy)
Died:1883 († 80)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1852.03.18 – 1883)

Bishop Matteo FrancoPermalink
(1829.05.31 – 1851.08.27)

Died:1851.08.27

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1829.05.31 – 1851.08.27)

Archbishop Emanuele Bellorado, O.P.Permalink
(1824.09.08 – 1828.02.21)

Born:1818 (Italy)
Died:1833.10.29 († 15)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1824.09.08 – 1828.02.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Reggio Calabria (Italy) (1828.02.01 – 1829.01.24)

Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti (Italy) (1829.01.24 – 1833.10.29)

Bishop of Acerra (Italy) (1829.05.18 – 1833.10.29)

Bishop Michele Basilio Clary, O.S.B.I. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1818.06.14 – 1823.11.17)

Died:1858.02.15

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1818.06.14 – 1823.11.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bari e Canosa (Italy) (1823.11.17 – 1858.02.15)

Bishop Giovanni Francesco d’AlessandriaPermalink
(1805.06.26 – 1818.01.15)

Born:1743.01.10 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1767.03.14
Consecrated Bishop:1805.06.30
Died:1818.01.15 († 75)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1805.06.26 – 1818.01.15)

Bishop Giambattista MarchesePermalink
(1792.03.26 – ?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1792.03.26 – ?)

Bishop Salvatore Spinelli, O.S.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1779.07.12 – 1792.03.26)

Born:1746.06.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1769.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1779.07.18
Died:1805.01.08 († 58)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1779.07.12 – 1792.03.26)

Bishop of Lecce (Italy) (1792.03.26 – 1796.12.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Salerno (Italy) (1796.12.18 – 1805.01.08)

Bishop Antonio De CumisPermalink
(1763.01.24 – 1778.09.03)

Died:1778.09.03

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1763.01.24 – 1778.09.03)

Bishop Fabio TroyliPermalink
(1751.02.01 – 1762.08.01)

Died:1762.08.01

Bishop of Minervino (1734.12.01 – 1751.02.01)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1751.02.01 – 1762.08.01)

Bishop Ottavio da PozzoPermalink
(1736.07.10 – 1751.01.06)

Died:1751.01.06

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1736.07.10 – 1751.01.06)

Bishop Giovanni RomanoPermalink
(1735.09.26 – 1736.01.06)

Died:1736.01.06

Bishop of Ortona (Italy) (1730.09.11 – 1735.09.26)

Bishop of Campli (1730.09.11 – 1735.09.26)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1735.09.26 – 1736.01.06)

Bishop Domenico Rossi, O.S.B. Cel. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1727.10.01 – 1735.09.26)

Died:1747

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1727.10.01 – 1735.09.26)

Bishop of Melfi (Italy) (1735.09.26 – 1737.07.08)

Bishop of Rapolla (Italy) (1735.09.26 – 1737.07.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy) (1737.07.08 – 1747)

Bishop Emanuele Spinelli d’Acquaro, C.R.Permalink
(1713.05.10 – 1727)

Died:1727

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1713.05.10 – 1727)

Bishop Giovanni Matteo VitelloniPermalink
(1707.04.11 – 1710.07)

Died:1710.07

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1707.04.11 – 1710.07)

Bishop Francesco GoriPermalink
(1687.07.07 – 1706)

Died:1708

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1687.07.07 – 1706)

Bishop of Sessa Aurunca (Italy) (1706 – 1708)

Bishop Carlo SgombrinoPermalink
(1672.02.08 – 1686.10)

Died:1686.10

Bishop of Squillace (Italy) (1652.12.11 – 1672.02.08)

Bishop of Belcastro (1652.12.11 – 1672.02.08)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1672.02.08 – 1686.10)

Bishop Agazio di SommaPermalink
(1664.04.28 – 1671.10.01)

Born:1591
Died:1671.10.01 († 80)

Bishop of Cariati (Italy) (1659.01.13 – 1664.04.28)

Bishop of Cerenzia (1659.01.13 – 1664.04.28)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1664.04.28 – 1671.10.01)

Bishop Filippo Visconti, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1657.04.23 – 1664)

Died:1664

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1657.04.23 – 1664)

Bishop Fabio OlivadisiPermalink
(1646.07.16 – 1656.11.10)

Died:1656.11.10

Bishop of Lavello (1626.11.16 – 1627.09.20)

Bishop of Bova (Italy) (1627.09.20 – 1646.07.16)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1646.07.16 – 1656.11.10)

Bishop Consalvo CaputoPermalink
(1633.08.08 – 1645.11.19)

Died:1645.11.19

Bishop of San Marco (Italy) (1630.02.18 – 1633.08.08)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1633.08.08 – 1645.11.19)

Bishop Luca Castellini, O.P.Permalink
(1629.11.19 – 1631.01)

Died:1631.01

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1629.11.19 – 1631.01)

Bishop Fabrizio Caracciolo PisciziPermalink
(1619.01.07 – 1629)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1619.01.07 – 1629)

Bishop Giuseppe Piscuglio, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1607.09.17 – 1618)

Died:1618

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1607.09.17 – 1618)

Bishop Nicolò OraziPermalink
(1582.01.31 – 1607.07.11)

Died:1607.07.11

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1582.01.31 – 1607.07.11)

Bishop Ottavio MoriconiPermalink
(1572.07.04 – 1582)

Died:1582

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1572.07.04 – 1582)

Bishop Angelo Oraboni, O.F.M. Obs. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1570.04.12 – 1572.03.17)

Died:1575.05.10

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1570.04.12 – 1572.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trani (Italy) (1572.03.17 – 1575.05.10)

Bishop Sforza Ascanio Geronimo Geraldini d’AmeliaPermalink
(1550.03.19 – 1570)

Died:1570

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1550.03.19 – 1570)

Bishop Sforza Geraldini d’AmeliaPermalink
(1536.08.18 – 1550.02.28)

Died:1550.02.28

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1536.08.18 – 1550.02.28)

Cardinal Alessandro CesariniPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1536.05.15 – 1536.08.18)

Bishop Angelo GeraldiniPermalink
(1532.03.06 – 1536.05.15)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1532.03.06 – 1536.05.15)

Bishop Girolamo De PaolaPermalink
(1530.05.09 – 1530)

Died:1530

Bishop of Nicastro (Italy) (1523.07.24 – 1530.05.09)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1530.05.09 – 1530)

Bishop Antonio De PaolaPermalink
(1523.07.24 – 1529)

Bishop of Nicastro (Italy) (1518.05.17 – 1523.07.24)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1523.07.24 – 1529)

Bishop Evangelista TornefranzaPermalink
(1509.04.27 – 1523)

Died:1523

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1509.04.27 – 1523)

Bishop Stefano de GotifredisPermalink
(1489.01.09 – 1505)

Died:1505

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1489.01.09 – 1505)

Bishop Giovanni Geraldini d’AmeliaPermalink
(1467.03.24 – 1488)

Died:1488

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1467.03.24 – 1488)

Bishop Palamide, C.R.S.A.Permalink
(1450.01.23 – 1467)

Died:1467

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1450.01.23 – 1467)

Bishop RiccardiPermalink
(1448.06.05 – 1450)

Died:1450

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1448.06.05 – 1450)

Bishop Nicola Palmerio, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1440.12.21 – 1448)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1440.12.21 – 1448)

Bishop Antonio dal Cirò, O.F.M.Permalink
(1435.10.26 – 1439)

Died:1439

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1435.10.26 – 1439)

Bishop Pietro AmuloyaPermalink
(1421.04.07 – 1435)

Died:1435

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1421.04.07 – 1435)

Bishop TommasoPermalink
(1398.12.06 – 1421)

Died:1421

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1398.12.06 – 1421)

Bishop AlfonsoPermalink
(1369.04.27 – 1398)

Died:1398

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1369.04.27 – 1398)

Bishop Nicola AndreaPermalink
(1368.02.18 – 1369)

Died:1369

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1368.02.18 – 1369)

Bishop Pietro Salamia, O.P.Permalink
(1343.10.27 – 1368)

Died:1368

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1343.10.27 – 1368)

Bishop Venuto da Nicastro, O.F.M.Permalink
(1305 – 1342?)

Died:1342?

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1305 – 1342?)

Bishop GiacomoPermalink
(1299.12.18 – 1305?)

Died:1305?

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1299.12.18 – 1305?)

Bishop RobertoPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (? – ?)

Bishop NicolòPermalink
(1275 – ?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1275 – ?)

Bishop GiacomoPermalink
(1252.08.28 – 1275?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1252.08.28 – 1275?)

Bishop Fortunato, O.F.M.Permalink
(1252 – 1252)

Died:1252

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1252 – 1252)

Bishop RobertoPermalink
(1217.08 – 1233)

Died:1233

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1217.08 – 1233)

Bishop BassovinoPermalink
(1200? – ?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1200? – ?)

Bishop NorbertoPermalink
(1152? – ?)

Bishop of Catanzaro (Italy) (1152? – ?)

Former Prelates


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