Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence

Archdiocese of Florence
Archidioecesis Florentinus
Facade of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Florence
Area 2,205 km2 (851 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
846,000 (99.1%)
Parishes 314
Rite Roman
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria del Fiore
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Giuseppe Betori
Emeritus Bishops Silvano Piovanelli
Ennio Antonelli

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.

List of Bishops and Archbishops of Florence


  • Catholic Hierarchy