Roman Catholic Diocese of Tricarico

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The Italian Catholic Diocese of Tricarico (Latin: Dioecesis Tricaricensis) is in Basilicata. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo.[1][2]

Diocese of Tricarico

Dioecesis Tricaricensis
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta.jpg
Tricarico Cathedral
Ecclesiastical provincePotenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
Area1,237 km2 (478 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
35,000 (95.4%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established11th century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Maria Assunta
Current leadership
BishopVincenzo Carmine Orofino


Tricarico Cathedral was erected in 968 by Polyeuctos, Patriarch of Constantinople. The names of the bishops of Tricarico, then of the Greek Rite, are not known.

Of the Latin bishops after the Norman conquest the first was Arnoldo (1068); others were:

From 1805 to 1819 the see remained vacant. The diocese was in the past a suffragan of the archdiocese of Acerenza and Matera.[3]


Diocese of TricaricoEdit

Erected: 11th Century
Latin Name: Dioecesis Tricaricensis

to 1500Edit

1500 to 1700Edit

1700 to 1900Edit

since 1900Edit


  1. ^ "Diocese of Tricarico" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 9, 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Diocese of Tricarico Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  3. ^ Benigni, Umberto. "Diocese of Tricarico." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. Retrieved: 2016-10-15.
  4. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Battista Santorio" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  5. ^ a b c d e f Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 343.
  6. ^ "Archbishop Ottavio Mirto Frangipani" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Diomede Carafa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved December 7, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Francesco Antonio Leopardi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016


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

Coordinates: 40°37′00″N 16°09′00″E / 40.6167°N 16.1500°E / 40.6167; 16.1500