Roman Catholic Diocese of Squillace

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The Italian Catholic diocese of Calabria in Calabria existed until 1986. In that year it was combined into the archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Reggio in Calabria.[1][2]


Invasions of Saracens in the ninth and tenth centuries, a landing of the Turks in 1595, and the earthquake of 1783 caused the ruin of Squillace. St. Bruno established two Carthusian monasteries within the limits of the diocese, S. Maria dell' Eremo and S. Stefano in Nemore, the latter having the less rigorous discipline.

The first known Bishop of Squillace is Gaudentius (465); Zachæus accompanied Pope Vigilius to Constantinople (551); John, previously Bishop of Lissa, in Dalmatia, having been driven out by the barbarians, was transferred to Squillace by Gregory the Great. After Bishop Demetrius (870), no bishops are mentioned until the Norman conquest, after which Count Roger erected the cathedral, into which the Latin Rite was introduced, while the Greek Rite continued much longer in the diocese.

The series of bishops commences again with Theodore Mismer (1094). Other bishops were:

The territory of Squillace contains Stilo, the ancient Consilinum, three bishops of which are known, Sabinus (495) being the earliest.


Diocese of SquillaceEdit

Erected: 4th Century
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

30 September 1986: United with the Archdiocese of Catanzaro to form the Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace


  • Cappelletti, Le chiese d'Italia, XXI


  1. ^ "Diocese of Squillace" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Squillace" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Enrique de Villalobos Xeres" David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Paolo Isaresi della Mirandola, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Lodovico Saffiro" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ a b c d e f Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1913). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Monasterii Sumptibus et typis librariae Regensbergianae. pp. 362–363.
  7. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de Aloysio" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016

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