Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Avignon

Ecclesiastical Province of Marseille

The Archdiocese of Avignon ( - Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange and Vaison ) (Latin: Archidioecesis Avenionensis ( - Aptensis, Cavallicensis, Carpentoractensis, Auraiacensis Vasionensis e ) ) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in France, based in Avignon.


The Archdiocese was founded as a bishopric in the 4th century and raised on November 21, 1475 to the archbishopric. In the Middle Ages times, the residence of several Popes and the Papal States until the secularization belonging, it was re-established after its abolition on 29 November 1801 bishopric. As a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Aix under standing, it was raised again to the archbishopric on October 6, 1822 and received among other things, the diocese of Montpellier for Suffragan. On 6 August 1877, changed its name from the present name, which it took up the fantastic in his diocese secularized bishoprics again. As part of the diocesan reforms Avignon lost on 16 December 2002 its status as a metropolitan see, and therefore its suffragan dioceses. The rank of an archbishopric was retained, but it is under church law since the Archdiocese of Marseille.

Former suffragan dioceses: