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Diocese of

Chios

Greece Greece

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Chios (English) / Χίος (Ελληνικά) / Chio (Italiano) / Chien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Special Churches

Churches by City (8)

Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos (↙), Athens (←), Thessaloniki (↖), Istanbul (↗), Izmir (→), Rhodes (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.01.25 – ...):Archbishop Josif Printezis (52)Archbishop Josif Printezis (52)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos (Greece)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Greece

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chios (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Josif Printezis (52)Archbishop Josif Printezis (52)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.01.25 – ...)

Archbishop Nikólaos Printesis (81)Archbishop Nikólaos Printesis (81)
(Apostolic Administrator 1993.04.29 – 2021.01.25)

Archbishop Ioánnis Perrís
(Apostolic Administrator 1961 – 1993)

Fr. Rocco Dellatolla
(Apostolic Administrator 1959 – 1961)

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Filippucci
(Apostolic Administrator 1947.05.29 – 1959.11.06)

Archbishop Alessandro Guidati
(Apostolic Administrator 1939 – 1947.02.22)

Bishop Nicolas Charikiopoulos
(1917.01.03 – 1939.07.01)

Born:1869.11.19 (Greece)
Died:1939.07.01 († 69)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1917.01.03 – 1939.07.01)

Bishop Dionisio Nicolosi
(1890.06.06 – 1916.01.25)

Born:1838.06.22 (Greece)
Died:1916.01.25 († 77)

Bishop of Kefalonia–Zakynthos (1885.05.05 – 1890.06.06)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1890.06.06 – 1916.01.25)

Bishop Fedele Abati, O.F.M.
(1885.01.11 – 1890.06.06)

Born:1820.03.31 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1845
Consecrated Bishop:1863.05.24
Died:1915.04.08 († 95)

Bishop of Santorini (Greece) (1863.03.27 – 1877.10.16)

Titular Bishop of Gerrha (1879.09.22 – 1885.01.11)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1885.01.11 – 1890.06.06)

Titular Bishop of Diocletianopolis (1890.06.06 – 1915.04.08)

Bishop Ignazio Nicolò Giustiniani
(1879.05.13 – 1884.10.26)

Died:1884.10.26

Bishop of Tinos–Mykonos (Greece) (1875.07.30 – 1879.05.13)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1879.05.13 – 1884.10.26)

Bishop Andrea Policarpo Timoni (later Archbishop)
(1875.07.30 – 1879.05.27)

Born:1833.03.14

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1875.07.30 – 1879.05.27)

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

Bishop Ignazio Giustiniani
(1830.03.15 – 1875.03.10)

Born:1794.01.14 (Greece)
Consecrated Bishop:1829.09.08
Died:1875.03.10 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Ænos (1829.05.10 – 1830.03.15)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1830.03.15 – 1875.03.10)

Bishop Francesco Saverio Dracopoli
(1814.12.19 – 1821.08.01)

Born:1766 (Greece)
Consecrated Bishop:1815.06.18
Died:1821.08.01 († 55)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1814.12.19 – 1821.08.01)

Bishop Nicolò Timoni
(1788.09.15 – 1812.11.18)

Died:1812.11.18

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1788.09.15 – 1812.11.18)

Bishop Pietro Craveri, O.F.M.
(1785.12.19 – 1788.04.07)

Died:1801.10.07

Titular Bishop of Ænos (1783.09.30 – 1785.12.19)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1785.12.19 – 1788.04.07)

Bishop of Galtellì–Nuoro (1788.04.07 – 1801.10.07)

Bishop Giovanni Antonio Vuricla
(1773.07.12 – 1785.02)

Died:1785.02

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1773.07.12 – 1785.02)

Bishop Joannes Baptista Bavestrelli (later Archbishop)
(1754.09.16 – 1772.08.31)

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

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkiye) (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 Filippo Bavestrelli
(1720.09.30 – 1754.04.06)

Died:1754.04.06

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

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1720.09.30 – 1754.04.06)

Bishop Tommaso Giustiniani
(1700.05.28 – 1709.07.22)

Died:1713.04

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1700.05.28 – 1709.07.22)

Bishop of Nebbio (1709.07.22 – 1713.04)

Bishop Leonardo Balsarini (later Archbishop)
(1686.03 – 1698.12.19)

Born:1636 (Greece)
Consecrated Bishop:1668.06.24
Died:1699 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Philadelphia in Arabia (1668.05.14 – 1686.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1668.05.14 – 1686.03)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1686.03 – 1698.12.19)

Titular Archbishop of Corinthus (1698.12.19 – 1699)

Apostolic Administrator of Milos (Greece) (1699.09.18 – 1699 not possessed)

Bishop Andrea Soffiano
(1642.03.10 – 1686)

Died:1686

Bishop of Santorini (Greece) (1630.03.04 – 1642.03.10)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1642.03.10 – 1686)

Bishop Marco Giustiniani, O.P.
(1604.05.31 – 1640?)

Died:1640?

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1604.05.31 – 1640?)

Bishop Gerolamo Giustiniani, O.P.
(1599.12.15 – 1604)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1599.12.15 – 1604)

Bishop Benedetto Garetti, O.F.M.
(1579.01.30 – 1597)

Died:1597

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1579.01.30 – 1597)

Bishop Timoteo Giustiniani, O.P.
(1564.04.15 – 1568.04.05)

Died:1571

Bishop of Ario (Greece) (1550.06.27 – 1551.10.05)

Bishop of Retimo–Ario (1551.10.05 – 1564.04.15)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1564.04.15 – 1568.04.05)

Bishop of Strongoli (1568.04.05 – 1571)

Bishop Paolo de Flisco
(1550.06.27 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1550.06.27 – ?)

Bishop Giovanni Vigerio de Voragine, O.F.M. Conv.
(1534.01.14 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1534.01.14 – ?)

Bishop Benedetto Giustiniani
(1502.11.16 – 1533)

Died:1533

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1502.11.16 – 1533)

Bishop Paolo de Monelia, O.P.
(1499.02.01 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1499.02.01 – ?)

Bishop Gerolamo Camulio
(1470.12.31 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1470.12.31 – ?)

Bishop Antonio Pallavicini
(1450.07.31 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1450.07.31 – ?)

Bishop Leonardo Pallavicini
(1409.08.09 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1409.08.09 – ?)

Bishop Tommaso Pallavicini
(1400.02.06 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1400.02.06 – ?)

Bishop Carlo Giustiniani
(1395.09.01 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1395.09.01 – ?)

Bishop Giovanni Battito
(1391? – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1391? – ?)

Bishop Ugo de Flavigney, O.F.M.
(1384.01.19 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1384.01.19 – ?)

Bishop Manfredi da Cocconato, O.F.M.
(1360.07.21 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1360.07.21 – ?)

Bishop Benedetto de Pupio, O.P.
(1349.07.08 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1349.07.08 – ?)

Bishop Oddoino
(1343.04.21 – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1343.04.21 – ?)

Bishop Ioannes, O.P. (later Archbishop)
(1329.06.12 – 1330.06.27)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1329.06.12 – 1330.06.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Corfù (Greece) (1330.06.27 – ?)

Bishop Gilfort, O.P.
(? – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (? – ?)

Bishop Ruffino, O.P.
(1322? – ?)

Bishop of Chios (Greece) (1322? – ?)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Iustiniani 4, 82100 Chios, Greece

Phone: (22830)22-382

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 4,116 km²

Population: 500 Catholics (0.2% of 209,700 total) (2020)

Statistics: 3 parishes, 1 priest (diocesan), 1 seminarian (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Nicholas of Myra (December 6)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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