Diocese of Rome

seat of the Pope of the Catholic Church in Rome, Italy

The Diocese of Rome (Latin: Dioecesis Urbis seu Romana;[1] Italian: Diocesi di Roma) is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Pope, who is also the Bishop of Rome. The first bishop of Rome was Saint Peter. The current bishop of Rome since 13 March 2013 is Pope Francis.


  1. Annuario Pontificio 2012, p. 1

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