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Diocese of Lamezia Terme

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  • Serafino Parisi, Bishop
  • Luigi Antonio Cantafora, Bishop Emeritus
  • Vincenzo Rimedio, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Nicastro
6th CenturyErectedDiocese of Nicastro (erected)
27 June 1818Territory AddedDiocese of Martirano (Martoranum) (suppressed) Diocese of Nicastro
16 December 1963Territory AddedDiocese of Nicotera e Tropea (Falerna, Nocera Tirinese, and S. Mango d'Aquino) Diocese of Nicastro
21 November 1973Territory LostDiocese of Nicastro (Scigliano with the village of Lupia, Pedivigliano with the village of Pittarella, Golosimi with the villages of Covaci and Rizzuti, Bianchi and Panettieri) Archdiocese of Cosenza
Diocese of Lamezia Terme
30 September 1986Name ChangedDiocese of Nicastro Diocese of Lamezia Terme
18 November 1989Territory LostArchdiocese of Cosenza-Bisignano (S. Carlo Borromeo in Panettieri)
Archdiocese of Crotone-Santa Severina (San Michele Arcangelo in Cuturella)
Diocese of Lamezia Terme (Spirito Santo in Castagna)
Diocese of Locri-Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi) (S. Maria del Carmine and S Maria delle Grazie, both in Fabrizia)
Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace
18 November 1989Territory LostDiocese of Lamezia Terme (Montesoro district of Filadelfia) Diocese of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea
30 January 2001Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Lamezia Terme (from Reggio Calabria-Bova)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Nicastro
Diocese of Lamezia Terme

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Nicastro
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 361, and Page 362
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 201
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 255, and Page 256
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 256
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 284
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 306
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 905, to Page 906
  • Diocese of Lamezia Terme
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 79, Page 448, and Page 449
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 93, Page 337, and Page 338


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