Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno

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The Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno (Latin: Archidioecesis Salernitana-Campaniensis-Acernensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. The historic Archdiocese of Salerno was in existence from the tenth century, having been elevated from a sixth-century diocese. The Diocese of Acerno was combined with the archdiocese in 1818.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno

Archidioecesis Salernitana-Campaniensis-Acernensis
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Salerno Cathedral
Ecclesiastical provinceSalerno-Campagna-Acerno
Area1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
540,000 (97.8%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established6th century
CathedralCattedrale-Basilica di S. Matteo (Salerno)
Co-cathedralConcattedrale-Basilica di S. Maria della Pace (Campagna)
Concattedrale di S. Donato (Acerno)
Current leadership
ArchbishopAndrea Bellandi
Bishops emeritusGerardo Pierro
Luigi Moretti
Co-cathedral in Campagna (left) Co-cathedral in Acerno

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Andrea Bellandi, until then the Vicar general of Florence, as Archbishop, succeeding Archbishop Luigi Moretti.


Gaudentius was bishop in 499. Other bishops were: Asterius, who went to Constantinople with Pope Agapitus in 534; St Gaudiosus (eighth century); Petrus (834), formerly Bishop of Canusio, who took refuge at Salerno when the Saracens destroyed his capital, and built the Church of San Giovanni Battista; Bernardus (850), who restored several buildings.

In the eighth century the city of Salerno was in the power of the Lombard dukes of Benevento. In 984 Salerno became an archiepiscopal see, the first archbishop being Amato. Other archbishops were:

From 1818 Salerno had for suffragans the diocese of Capaccio e Vallo, diocese of Policastro, diocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, and diocese of Nusco.

The See of Acerno, which appears a diocese since 1136, is united with it; among its bishops was the Franciscan Antonio Bonito (1493).\


Diocese of SalernoEdit

Latin Name: Salernitana
Erected: 6th Century

Archdiocese of SalernoEdit

Latin Name: Salernitana
Elevated: 10th Century


Archdiocese of Salerno (-Acerno)Edit

Latin Name: Salernitana (-Acernensis)
United: 27 June 1818 with the Diocese of Acerno

Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-AcernoEdit

Latin Name: Salernitana-Campaniensis-Acernensis
United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Campagna

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salerno–Campagna–Acerno" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Archbishop Mario Bolognini" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  4. ^ "Archbishop Juan Beltrán Guevara y Figueroa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016


  • Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia, XX (Venice, 1857);

External linksEdit

  • "Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno". David M. Cheney.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 40°41′00″N 14°46′00″E / 40.6833°N 14.7667°E / 40.6833; 14.7667