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Diocese of

Chiavari

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Chiavari / Clavaren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Genova

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (143)

Genova (←), Tortona (↖), Piacenza–Bobbio (↗), La Spezia–Sarzana–Brugnato (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.04.10 – ...):Bishop Giampio Luigi Devasini (60)Bishop Giampio Luigi Devasini (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chiavari (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giampio Luigi Devasini (60)Bishop Giampio Luigi Devasini (60)
(2021.04.10 – ...)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy)

Vestigia Christi sequi

Born:1962.09.04 (Alessandria, Italy)
Ordained Priest:2002.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:2021.05.29

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (2021.04.10 – ...)

Bishop Alberto Tanasini (77)Bishop Alberto Tanasini (77)
(2004.03.20 – 2021.04.10)

Bishop emeritus of Chiavari (Italy)

Cognovimus et credidimus caritati

Born:1945.08.06 (Ravenna, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1969.03.01
Consecrated Bishop:1996.09.14

Titular Bishop of Suelli (1996.07.06 – 2004.03.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Genova (Italy) (1996.07.06 – 2004.03.20)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (2004.03.20 – 2021.04.10)

Bishop Alberto Maria Careggio (85)Bishop Alberto Maria Careggio (85)
(1995.08.04 – 2004.03.20)

Bishop emeritus of Ventimiglia–San Remo (Italy)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1937.11.07 (Tonengo, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1966.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1995.09.24

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1995.08.04 – 2004.03.20)

Bishop of Ventimiglia–San Remo (Italy) (2004.03.20 – 2014.01.25)

Bishop Daniele Ferrari
(1973.02.22 – 1995.08.04)

Tuitio fidei, obsequium pauperum

Born:1920.01.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1943.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1970.10.25
Died:2006.12.20 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Velia (1970.09.07 – 1973.02.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gaeta (Italy) (1970.09.07 – 1973.02.22)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1973.02.22 – 1995.08.04)

Bishop Luigi Maverna (later Archbishop)
(1971.09.09 – 1973.02.22)

Born:1920.07.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1943.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1965.10.17
Died:1998.06.01 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Vannida (1965.09.15 – 1971.09.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Luni–Sarzana (1965.09.15 – 1971.09.09)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1971.09.09 – 1973.02.22)

General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Italian Catholic Action (1972.10 – 1976.03.19)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Italy (1976.03.19 – 1982.03.25)

Bishop of Comacchio (Italy) (1982.03.25 – 1986.09.30)

Archbishop of Ferrara–Comacchio (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 1995.09.08)

Bishop Francesco Marchesani
(1948.04.22 – 1971.07.04)

Born:1889.04.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1914.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1939.03.19
Died:1971.07.04 († 82)

Bishop of Cava (Italy) (1939.01.30 – 1948.04.22)

Bishop of Sarno (Italy) (1939.01.30 – 1948.04.22)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1948.04.22 – 1971.07.04)

Archbishop Amedeo Casabona
(1917.11.03 – 1948.03.06)

Born:1867.02.23 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1890.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1917.12.08
Died:1948.03.06 († 81)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1917.11.03 – 1948.03.06)

Archbishop ad personam (1942.11.21 – 1948.03.06)

Bishop Natale Serafino
(1917.03.22 – 1917.08.04)

Born:1861.01.17 (Italy)
Died:1924.09.02 († 63)

Bishop of Biella (Italy) (1912.12.02 – 1917.03.22)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1917.03.22 – 1917.08.04)

Titular Bishop of Tricale (1917.08.04 – 1924.09.02)

Bishop Giovanni Gamberoni (later Archbishop)
(1911.04.10 – 1917.03.22)

Born:1868.09.24 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1891.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1911.05.25
Died:1929.02.17 († 60)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1911.04.10 – 1917.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vercelli (Italy) (1917.03.22 – 1929.02.17)

Bishop Fortunato Vinelli
(1896.03.16 – 1910.12.26)

Born:1834 (Italy)
Died:1910.12.26 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Epiphania (1893.01.16 – 1896.03.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Genova (Italy) (1893.01.16 – 1896.03.16)

Bishop of Chiavari (Italy) (1896.03.16 – 1910.12.26)

Blessed Archbishop Tommaso Reggio
(Apostolic Administrator 1892.12.03 – 1896.03.16)

Contact Info

Address: Piazza Nostra Signora dell’Orto 7, 16043 Chiavari, Italy

Phone: 0185 59051

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 560 km²

Population: 137,430 Catholics (96.4% of 142,600 total) (2020)

Statistics: 140 parishes, 7 missions, 116 priests (93 diocesan, 23 religious), 8 deacons, 154 lay religious (24 brothers, 130 sisters), 8 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nostra Signora dell’Orto

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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