Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Udine
The Archdiocese of Udine (Latin: Archidioecesis Utinensis, Italian: Arcidiocesi di Udine) is a metropolitan diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy, based in Udine. It includes the city and part of the province of Udine.
The diocese was founded on July 6, 1751 by Pope Benedict XIV, as the Patriarchate of Aquileia was dissolved. A part of the Patriarchate of Aquileia became the Archdiocese Görtz, which was under Habsburg rule. The remaining area was the Archdiocese of Udine under Venetian influence. From 1818 to 1847, the diocese was a suffragan of the Patriarch of Venice. Pope Pius IX. rose Udine on March 14, 1847 again to the Archbishopric and placed it directly to the Holy See. Patron Saints of the Diocese of the Holy Hermagoras and Fortunatus. The Archbishops of Udine enjoy the right to wear the Legatenpurpur.