Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence

Archdiocese of Florence
Archidioecesis Florentinus
Location
Country Italy
Statistics
Area 2,205 km2 (851 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics

888237
815000
Information
Rite Roman
Cathedral Cathedral of Florence
Current leadership
Bishop Giuseppe Betori

The Archdiocese of Florence (Latin: Archidioecesis Florentina) is a metropolitan see of the Catholic Church in Italy. Traditionally founded in the 1st century, it was elevated to the dignity of an archdiocese on May 10, 1419, by Pope Martin V. Its mother church is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which has as its pastor the Archbishop of Florence. Since September 2008 Giuseppe Betori is the new Archbishop; the former Archbishop, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, was named President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Cardinal Silvano Piovanelli is the Archbishop Emeritus of Florence.

Facade of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore.

List of Archbishops of Florence

  • Felix (313)
  • Saint Zenobius (- 417)
  • Mauritius (- 550)
  • Reparatus (684)
  • Alibrando (Hildebrand) (11th century)
  • Angelo Acciaioli I (1342-1355)
  • Francesco Zabarella (1410-1417)
  • Ludovico Trevisan (6 August 1437 – 18 December 1439)
  • Giulio de' Medici (1513 – 1523) Elected Pope Clement VII
  • Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici (1574 – 1596) Elected Pope Leo XI
  • Leone Strozzi (7 July 1700 – 4 October 1703)
  • Tommaso della Gherardesca (12 November 1703 – 21 September 1721)
  • Giuseppe Maria Martelli (20 May 1722 – 23 May 1741)
  • Francesco Gaetano Incontri (1741 – 25 March 1781)
  • Antonio Martini (7 July 1781 – 31 December 1809 )
  • Pietro Francesco Morali (15 March 1815 – 29 September 1826)
  • Ferdinando Minucci (28 January 1828 – 2 July 1856)
  • Giovacchino Limberti (23 August 1857 – 27 October 1874)
  • Eugenio Cecconi (21 December 1874 – 15 June 1888)
  • Agostino Bausa (11 February 1889 – 15 April 1899)
  • Alfonso Mistrangelo (19 June 1899 – 7 November 1930)
  • Elia Dalla Costa (19 December 1931 – 22 December 1961)
  • Ermenegildo Florit (9 March 1962 – 3 June 1977)
  • Giovanni Benelli (3 June 1977 – 26 October 1982)
  • Silvano Piovanelli (18 March 1983 – 21 March 2001)
  • Ennio Antonelli (21 March 2001 – 7 June 2008)
  • Giuseppe Betori (8 September 2008 - present)

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