Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucera–Troia
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The Diocese of Lucera-Troia (Latin: Dioecesis Lucerina-Troiana) is a Roman Catholic bishopric in Apulia, in southern Italy, with its episcopal seat at Lucera Cathedral. The present diocese was formed in 1986 by combining the older diocese of Lucera with the diocese of Troia, the seat of which was Troia Cathedral, now a co-cathedral of the united diocese.
Diocese of Lucera–Troia
|Area||1,337 km2 (516 sq mi)|
|(as of 2016)|
66,300 (est.) (98.1%)
|Secular priests||55 (diocesan)|
20 (Religious Orders)
6 Permanent Deacons
|Bishops emeritus||Francesco Zerrillo|
Local tradition traces the origin of the bishopric of Lucera to the third century and Saint Bassus. The first historically certain bishop is Marcus (c. 743).
In 1391, the diocese of Lucera was increased by the addition of the bishopric of Castel Fiorentino (Farentino), a city founded in 1015 by the Byzantine catapan Basil Mesardonites, and the place of Emperor Frederick II's death.
In 1818, the united dioceses of Montecorvino and Vulturaria were added to Lucera. Motta Montecorvino had gained a bishopric in the tenth century, counting among its bishops Saint Albert of Montecorvino. It was joined to that of Vulturaria in 1433, although it too continues to give its name to a titular diocese.
On September 30, 1986, the diocese of Troia was united with Lucera to form the diocese of Lucera–Troia as a suffragan of the also renamed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino. Both its cathedral in Lucera and its co-cathedral in Troia have the rank of minor basilica.
Diocese of LuceraEdit
Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Lucerina
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Foggia
Territory Added: 1391 from the suppressed Diocese of Fiorentino
Territory Added: 1409 from the suppressed Diocese of Tortiboli
- Ladislao Dentice (1450–1476 Died)
- Pietro Ranzano, O.P. (1476–1492 Died)
- Giambattista Contestabili (1493–1496 Died)
- Antonio Torres (bishop), O.S.H. (1496–1497 Appointed, Bishop of Nepi e Sutri)
- Raffaele Rocca (1497–1499 Appointed, Bishop of Capri)
- Giovanni Di Luigi, O. Carm. (1499–1512 Appointed, Bishop of Sant'Agata de' Goti)
- Alfonso Carafa (bishop) (1512–1534 Died)
- Andrea Matteo Palmieri (1534–1535 Resigned)
- Michele Visconti (1535–1538 Died)
- Enrique de Villalobos Xeres (1538–1540 Appointed, Bishop of Squillace)
- Fabio Mignanelli (1540–1553 Appointed, Administrator of Grosseto)
- Pietro de Petris (1553–1580 Died)
- Giulio Monaco (1580–1581 Died)
- Scipione Bozzuti (1582–1591 Died)
- Marco Magnacervo, C.R. (1593–1600 Died)
- Fabio Aresti (1601–1609 Died)
- Lodovico Magio (1609–1618 Died)
- Fabrizio Suardi (Alessandro) (1619–1637 Appointed, Bishop of Caserta)
- Bruno Sciamanna (1637–1642 Appointed, Bishop of Caserta)
- Tommaso D'Avalos, O.P. (1642–1642 Died)
- Silvestro D'Afflitto, C.R. (1643–1661 Died)
- Giambattista Eustachio (1663–1687 Died)
- Domenico Morelli (bishop) (1688–1716 Died)
- Domenico Maria de Liguori (Liguoro), C.R. (1718–1730 Appointed, Bishop of Cava de' Tirreni)
- Vincenzo Ferrero, O.P. (1730–1733 Died)
- Michael Marculli (1733–1759 Died)
- Giuseppe Maria Foschi (1759–1776 Died)
- Giovanni Arcamone, C.R. (1792–1793 Died)
- Alfonso Maria Freda (1798–1816 Died)
Territory Added: 1409 from the suppressed Diocese of Vulturara e Montecorvino
- Andrea Portanova (1818–1840 Died)
- Giuseppe Iannuzzi (1843–1871 Died)
- Giuseppe Maria Cotellessa (1872–1889 Died)
- Carmelo Ciotola (1891–1892 Died)
- Giuseppe Consenti, C.SS.R. (1893–1907 Died)
- Lorenzo Chieppa (1909–1918 Died)
- Giuseppe di Girolamo (1920–1941 Resigned)
- Domenico Vendola (1941–1963 Resigned)
- Antonio Cunial (1963–1970 Appointed, Bishop of Vittorio Veneto)
- Angelo Criscito (1970–1985 Retired)
- Carmelo Cassati, M.S.C. (1985–1986 Resigned)
Diocese of Lucera-TroiaEdit
United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Troia
Latin Name: Lucerina-Troiana
- Raffaele Castielli (1987–1996 Resigned)
- Francesco Zerrillo (1997–2007 Retired)
- Domenico Cornacchia (2007–2016)
- •Giuseppe Giuliano (20 Oct 2016 Appointed - )
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- held since 2001 by Joseph Vu Duy Thong, Auxiliary Bishop of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
- now known as Volturara Appula, an almost depopulated town
- elevated to the status of archbishopric in 1979, as the Archbishopric of Foggia
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- Cornacchia was transferred to the diocese of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi on 15 January 2016.
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- Catholic Hierarchy: Lucera-Troia [self-published source]
- GigaCatholic: Italy, various[self-published source]
- Diocese of Lucera-Troia official website (in Italian)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lucera". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.