Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pisa

The Archdiocese of Pisa (Latin: Archidioecesis Pisana) is a metropolitan see of the Catholic Church in Italy.[1][2] It was founded in the 4th century and elevated to the dignity of an archdiocese on 21 April 1092 by Pope Urban II. Its mother church is the cathedral in the Piazza del Duomo. Since 2008 the Archbishop of Pisa has been Giovanni Paolo Benotto.

Archdiocese of Pisa

Archidioecesis Pisana
Ecclesiastical provincePisa
Area847 km2 (327 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
336,930 (94.5%)
Established4th century
CathedralPisa Cathedral (Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta)
Current leadership
ArchbishopGiovanni Paolo Benotto


From the late 12th to the early 13th century, the Pisan archdiocese was the feudal suzerain of the four giudicati of Sardinia.

In 1092 Pope Urban II gave the archbishop of Pisa the title of Primate of Corsica and Sardinia. The title is nowadays honorary for historical reasons.

List of Archbishops and Bishops of Pisa (incomplete)


See also


  1. "Archdiocese of Pisa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  2. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pisa" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pisa". GCatholic. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  4. Skinner, Patricia (2009). "From Pisa to the Patriarchate: Some Chapters in the Life of (Arch)bishop Daibert of Pisa". In Skinner, Patrica (ed.). Challenging the Boundaries of Medieval History: The Legacy of Timothy Reuter. Brepols. p. 159. ISBN 978-2503523590.
  5. The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of November 20, 1551
  6. The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of March 12, 1565
  7. Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 280. (in Latin)


  • Picotti, Giovanni Battista (1946), "I vescovi pisani del secolo IX," Miscellanea Giovanni Mercati. Studi e testi (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana), 125 (in Italian). Volume V. Citta del Vaticano. 1946. pp. 206–217.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pisa" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.

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