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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio (Latin: Archidioecesis Ferrariensis-Comaclensis) has existed since 1986, when the diocese of Comacchio was combined with the historical archdiocese of Ferrara. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Bologna. Ferrara became an archdiocese, though without suffragans, in 1735. It was for a long period directly subject to the Holy See.[1][2] The diocese's most recent archbishop Luigi Negri retired on February 15, 2017.[3]

Archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio
Archidioecesis Ferrariensis-Comaclensis
Cattedrale di San Giorgio a Ferrara.jpg
Cathedral in Ferrara
Location
Country  Italy
Ecclesiastical province Bologna
Statistics
Area 3,138 km2 (1,212 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
279,000
274,400 (98.4%)
Parishes 171
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Giorgio (Ferrara)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Cassiano Martire (Comacchio)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Giancarlo Perego
Emeritus Bishops Paolo Rabitti, Luigi Negri
Map
FerraraComacchio diocesi.png
Website
www.webdiocesi.chiesacattolica.it
Cathedral in Comacchio

Contents

HistoryEdit

The earliest bishop of certain date is Constantine, present at Rome in 861; St. Maurelius (patron of the city) must have lived before this time. Some think that the bishops of Ferrara are the successors to those of Voghenza (the ancient Vicus Haventia).

Other notable bishops were:

Up to 1717 the Archbishop of Ravenna claimed metropolitan rights over Ferrara; in 1735 Pope Clement XII raised the see to archiepiscopal rank, without suffragans.

OrdinariesEdit

Diocese of FerraraEdit

Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Ferrariensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Ravenna

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Archdiocese of FerraraEdit

Elevated: 27 July 1735
Latin Name: Ferrariensis
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

  • Raniero d’Elci (5 May 1738 – 15 Sep 1740 Resigned)
  • Bonaventura Antonio Maria Giuseppe Barberini, O.F.M. Cap. (16 Sep 1740 – 15 Oct 1743 Died)
  • Girolamo Crispi (16 Dec 1743 – 24 Jul 1746 Died)
  • Marcello Crescenzi (22 Aug 1746 – 24 Aug 1768 Died)
  • Bernardino Giraud (15 Mar 1773 – 14 Feb 1777 Resigned)
  • Alessandro Mattei (17 Feb 1777 – 2 Apr 1800 Appointed, Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina)
  • Paolo Patricio Fava Ghisleri (24 Aug 1807 – 14 Aug 1822 Died)
  • Carlo Odescalchi, S.J. (10 Mar 1823 – 2 Jul 1826 Resigned)
  • Filippo Filonardi (3 Jul 1826 – 3 May 1834 Died)
  • Gabriele della Genga Sermattei (23 Jun 1834 – 13 Jan 1843 Resigned)
  • Ignazio Giovanni Cadolini (30 Jan 1843 – 11 Apr 1850 Died)
  • Luigi Vannicelli Casoni (20 May 1850 – 21 Apr 1877 Died)
  • Luigi Giordani (22 Jun 1877 – 21 Apr 1893 Died)
  • Egidio Mauri, O.P. (12 Jun 1893 – 13 Mar 1896 Died)
  • Pietro Respighi (30 Nov 1896 – 9 Apr 1900 Appointed, Vicar General of Rome)
  • Giulio Boschi (19 Apr 1900 – 7 Jan 1919 Resigned)
  • Francesco Rossi (15 Dec 1919 – 25 Jul 1929 Died)
  • Ruggero Bovelli (4 Oct 1929 – 9 Jun 1954 Died)
  • Natale Mosconi (5 Aug 1954 – 21 Apr 1976 Resigned)
  • Filippo Franceschi (15 Jul 1976 – 7 Jan 1982 Appointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Padua)
  • Luigi Maverna (25 Mar 1982 – 8 Sep 1995 Retired)

Archdiocese of Ferrara-ComacchioEdit

United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Comacchio (-Pomposa)
Latin Name: Ferrariensis-Comaclensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bologna

BibliographyEdit

Reference worksEdit

Bibliography of churchesEdit

  • Chiese e monasteri di Ferrara
  • Dante Balboni Cavalieri ed edifici dell’Ordine di Malta a Ferrara
  • Cesare Barotti Pitture e sculture che si trovano nelle chiese…
  • Girolamo Baruffaldi Dell’istoria di Ferrara
  • Andrea Borsetti Supplemento al Compendio historico del Guarini
  • Giuseppe Cappelletti Le chiese d’Italia della loro origine T. IV
  • Mario Cavallari Schedario Chiese
  • COMITATO DIOCESANO PER IL GRANDE GIUBILEO 2000 Guida del pellegrino in terra ferrarese
  • FERRARIAE DECUS Chiese di Ferrara antiche e nuove
  • Claudio Giovannini Alla ricerca delle 103 chiese di Ferrara nel 1782
  • Marc’Antonio Guarini Compendio historico della diocesi di Ferrara
  • Antonio Libanori Ferrara d’oro imbrunito
  • Ugo Malagù Guida del ferrarese
  • Alfonso Maresti Teatro genealogico et istorico
  • Gualtiero Medri Chiese di Ferrara nella cerchia antica
  • Ludovico Antonio Muratori Delle Antichità estensi ed italiane
  • Giuseppe Antenore Scalabrini Guida per la città e i borghi di Ferrara in cinque giornate
  • Giuseppe Antenore Scalabrini Memorie istoriche delle chiese di Ferrara
  • Marcello Toffanello Ferrara Guide
  • TOURING CLUB Ferrara e provincia
  • Piero Viganò Ferrara, il fascino del suo territorio
  • Piero Viganò Paesi e parrocchie dell’Arcidiocesi di Ferrara

NotesEdit

External linksEdit

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