Roman Catholic Diocese of Vicenza

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The Diocese of Vicenza (Latin: Dioecesis Vicentina) is a Latin diocese of the Catholic Church in Italy.[1][2] It is located in the region of the Veneto, and is the capital of the Province of Vicenza, approximately 60 km (37 mi) west of Venice, and around 45 km (28 mi) east of Verona. The diocese was in existence before 590. Vicenza was a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Aquileia until 1751. In 1751 it was transferred to the ecclesiastical province of Udine. In 1818, upon the dissolution of the ecclesiastical province of Udine, Vicenza was made it a suffragan of the Patriarchate of Venice.

Diocese of Vicenza

Dioecesis Vicentina
Ecclesiastical provinceVenice
Area2,200 km2 (850 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2020)
776,068 (91.5%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established6th Century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Maria Annunziata
Secular priests421 (diocesan)
172 (Religious Orders)
46 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
BishopGiuliano Brugnotto
Bishops emeritusBeniamino Pizziol

History edit

The city of Vicenza honors among its patron saints, St. Leontius, bishop and martyr,[3] and St. Theodore and St. Apollonius, bishops and confessors of the fourth century.[4] A Christian cemetery, discovered near the Church of Sts. Felix and Fortunatus, dates from the earlier half of the fourth century, and these two men may have been martyred under Diocletian.[5]

The first bishop of whom there is any certain record is (H)orontius (590), who was involved in the struggles of the Schism of the Three Chapters.

On 19 July 1001, the Emperor Otto III issued a charter to Bishop Hieronymus, granting him and his successors possession of the entire County of Vicenza, with all the rights of jurisdiction.[6] The grant was confirmed by Henry II in 1008.[7] According to Ughelli, Bishop Girolamo was deposed by Emperor Henry II as a perjurer and apostate.[8]

Other bishops were: Torengo (c. 1113–1117), who ruled Vicenza both in spiritual and temporal affairs, against the nobles and magistrates who rebelled against episcopal authority, disturbing the city for a quarter century. In March 1116, the Emperor Henry V held a judicial assize in Vicenza in an attempt to settle the differences.[9] On 3 January 1117, Bishop Torengo was present when the Emperor issued a charter taking the church of S. Severus of Mundiburdio under his protection.[10]

Bishop Uberto (1204–1212) was deposed by the papal legate, Bishop Sighard of Cremona, as a despoiler of church property. After having been given several opportunities to present himself to the legate and explain his conduct, and having failed to do so, his deposition by the legate was confirmed by Pope Innocent III.[11] Pope Innocent specified that the canons of the cathedral should elect a successor within a month, but the canons did not do so. Pope Innocent responded by appointing Bishop Nicolaus Maltraversi on 8 April 1213. Bishop Gilberto, who was elected by the canons on 3 June 1219, was forced by the tyranny of Ezzelino to live in exile.[12]

During the administration of Bishop Emiliani (1409–1433) took place the alleged apparition of the Blessed Virgin on Monte Berico which led to the foundation of the famous sanctuary.[13] The church was made a minor basilica in 1904, by Pope Pius X.

Pietro Barbo (1451–1459) was afterwards elected Pope Paul II.

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Zeno (1470–1501), a grand-nephew of Pope Eugenius II and nephew of Pope Paul II, was distinguished for his learning, but although he was named Bishop of Vicenza in 1470, he did not take possession of the diocese until 1478.[14] Matteo Priuli (1565–1579) founded the seminary.

Chapter and cathedral edit

The cathedral was administered and served by a corporation called the Chapter, which consisted of three dignities (the Provost, the Archdeacon, and the Archpriest) and twelve canons. The dignity of Provost was suppressed in the 1343, when Pope Benedict XI ordered the reduction of canons to ten. Two of the canons served as Theologus and Penitentiarius, in accordance with the decrees of the Council of Trent.[15]

In February 1839, ominous sounds were heard coming from the vaulting of the cathedral; when it was heard twice again, it became necessary to close the cathedral. After extensive restoration, the building was reopened to the public on 25 March 1848.[16]

Bishop Matteo Priuli (1565–1579) held a diocesan synod in 1565, and another on 2 December 1566, citing the decree of the Council of Trent that diocesan synods should be held annually.[17] In 1583, Bishop Michele Priuli (1579–1603) presided over a diocesan synod in Vicenza.[18] Bishop Dionisio Delfino (1606–1626) presided over a diocesan synod in Vicenza in 1611.[19] He held another synod on 2–3 October 1623.[20] On 8 May 1647, Cardinal Marcantonio Bragadin (1639–1655) held a diocesan synod.[21] Bishop Giuseppe Civran (1660–1679) held a diocesan synod in the cathedral in 1666.[22]

Bishop Giambattista Rubini (1684–1702) held a diocesan synod in Vicenza on 5–7 May 1689.[23]

Provincial reorganizations edit

The diocese of Vicenza was suffragan of the Patriarchate of Aquileia until 1751.[24] The ecclesiastical province of Aquileia was subject to repeated troubles, both internal and external, due partly to the fact that the eastern dioceses of the province (Istria) were politically subject to Austria, while the western dioceses (Veneto) were subject to the Venetian Republic. Both powers had repeated clashes with the Papacy in policy and administration.[25] The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) produced a crisis, since both Venice and the Papacy supported Charles Albert of Bavaria,[26] while Austria supported Maria Theresa, daughter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. The Austrian government retaliated by sequestering all church benefices in its territories.[27] At the conclusion of the war, both Austria and Venice demanded a resolution of the ecclesiastical problems. Pope Benedict, in letters of 29 November 1749 and 27 June 1750, invited the two parties to come to an agreement, while for the moment the present arrangements would remain in effect. On 6 April 1751, replies from Austria and Venice were presented to the pope, in the form of a convention between the parties, with the demand that the pope implement it.[28] The patriarchate of Aquileia was abolished, as Article I of their convention required, and was replaced by two ecclesiastical provinces and two archbishoprics on equal footing: Udine and Gorizia. It was agreed that Cardinal Daniele Delfino would retain the title of Patriarch of Aquileia for his lifetime. Benedict XIV granted the empress of Austria and her successors the right to nominate the archbishop of Gorizia, and the doge of Venice and his successors the right to nominate to a vacancy at Udine.[29] Vicenza was transferred to the ecclesiastical province of Udine.[30]

Post-Napoleonic reorganization edit

The violent expansionist military policies of the French Revolutionary Republic had brought confusion and dislocation to the Po Valley. Following the redistribution of European territories at the Congress of Vienna, the Papacy faced the difficult task of restoring and restructuring the Church in various territories, according to the wishes of their rulers. Padua and Venice were under the control of Austria, and therefore a Concordat had to be negotiated with the government of the Emperor Francis. One of the requirements of the Austrian government was the elimination of several metropolitanates and the suppression of a number of bishoprics which were no longer viable due to the bad climate (malaria and cholera) and the impoverishment of the dioceses due to migration and industrialization; it was expected that this would be done to the benefit of the Patriarchate of Venice.

Pope Pius VII, therefore, issued the bull "De Salute Dominici Gregis" on 1 May 1818, embodying the conclusions of arduous negotiations. The metropolitan archbishopric of Udine was abolished and its bishop made suffragan to Venice. The dioceses of Caprularum (Caorle) and Torcella were suppressed and their territories assigned to the Patriarchate of Venice; Belluno and Feltre were united under a single bishop, aeque personaliter, and assigned to Venice; Vicenza became a suffragan of Venice.[31] In the adjustment of diocesan boundaries made necessary by the suppression and realignment of dioceses, Vicenza gained ten parishes from the diocese of Padua,[32] but also lost seven parishes to Padua.[33]

Statistics edit

Around 1700, the city of Vicenza had a population of c. 34,000 people, with 15 parishes, 18 houses of male religious, and 14 houses of female religious.[34] In an official report to the Congregation of the Council in the Roman Curia on 9 August 1741, the diocese of Vicenza claimed responsibility for 217, 963 persons.[35] Around 1900, the diocese had 219 parishes, with 477,000 members; 699 secular and 39 regular priests; 10 houses of male religious and 52 sisters; 4 schools for boys, and 52 for girls. The Catholic Press comprised "Il Berico" (tri- weekly, Vicenza), "La Riscossa" (tri-weekly, Breganze), and six other periodicals.[36]

Bishops edit

to 1200 edit

  • Orontius (attested 589)[37]
  • Reginaldus (attested 813)[38]
  • Andreas (attested 820)[39]
  • Franco (attested 827)[40]
  • Aicardus (attested 872–882)[41]
  • Vitalis (attested 901)[42]
  • Giraldus (attested 956)[43]
  • Ambrosius (attested 962)[44]
  • Rodulfus (attested 967–977)[45]
  • Lambertus (attested 995–996)[46]
  • Hieronymus (attested 1000–1013 deposed)[47]
  • Teudald (attested 1013–1027)[48]
  • Aistulf (attested 1033–1050)[49]
  • Liudigerius (attested 1060–1068)[50]
  • Bernardus (1070s)[51]
  • Didalus (attested 1080)[52]
  • Etzelo (Hecelin) (attested 1081–1104)[53]
  • Toringus (attested 1113–1117)[54]
  • Henricus (attested 1123–1131)[55]
  • Lotharius (attested 1134–1154)[56]
  • Ubertus (attested 1158)[57]
  • Aribertus (attested 1164–1177)[58]
  • Joannes Cacciafronte, O.S.B. (attested 1179–1184)[59]
  • Pistor, O.S.A. (attested 1184–1200)[60]

1200 to 1500 edit

1500 to 1810 edit

Since 1810 edit

  • Giuseppe Maria Peruzzi (1818–1830 Died)
  • Giovanni Giuseppe Cappellari (1832–1860 Died)
  • Giovanni Antonio Farina (1860–1888)[93]
  • Antonio Maria De Pol (1888–1892 Died)
  • Antonio Feruglio (1893–1911 Resigned)
  • Ferdinando Rodolfi (1911–1943 Died)
  • Carlo Zinato (1943–1971 Retired)
  • Arnoldo Onisto (1971–1988 Retired)
  • Pietro Giacomo Nonis (1988–2003 Retired)
  • Cesare Nosiglia, Archbishop (personal title) (2003–2010 Appointed Archbishop of Turin)
  • Beniamino Pizziol (16 Apr 2011 – 2022)
  • Giuliano Brugnotto (23 Sep 2022 - )

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Vicenza" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Diocese of Vicenza" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Lanzoni, p. 918, points out that there is no evidence that Leontius was a bishop, of Vicenza or anywhere else: "Ma Sigeberto pon dice che il martire Leonzio venerato in Vicenza fosse vescovo di. Vicenza, ne vescovo in alcun modo." Leontius had a sister, who was venerated at Vicenza: Lanzoni, p. 918: "Al 15 settembre è venerata in Vicenza, come sorella dei santi Leonzio e Oarpoforo, una s. Innocenza, di cui nulla si sa."
  4. ^ Lanzoni, p. 919, points out that their see(s) is never mentioned: "Compaiono nel Gerolimiano il 19 marzo un «Theodorus episcopus», un «Leontius episcopus» e un loro compagno di nome «Apollonius», a cui per estensione si è conferito il titolo di vescovo; ma ignorasi a quale sede i due o i tre vescovi appartenessero."
  5. ^ Lanzoni, pp. 917-918.
  6. ^ " jam dicti Episcopi Jeronimi, suorumque successorum, jus & dominium cum omni integritate sua, omnium bominum contradictione remota, transfundimus et delegamus, ea videlicet ratione, ut predictus Episcopus Jeronimus, suique successores babeant potestatem in omni Comitati Vicentino secundum morem et consuetudinem Ducum vel Comitum, qui etiam hactenus tenuerunt...."
  7. ^ Riccardi, pp. 26-28. The bishop in the document of 1008 may have been Ludigerius: "Dal fin qui detto risulta falso il secondo Diploma prodotto dall'Ugbelli, col. 1040, a favore del Vescovo Girolamo colla data del 1008, nel qual’ anno vedremo con documento autentico irrefragabile, e che ho letto e confrontato in persona che era Vescovo Liudigerio, e non Girolamo." The full critical edition found in Monumenta Germaniae historica: Diplomata regum et imperatorum Germaniae, (in Latin) Volume 3 (Hannover: Hahn 19030 pp. 204-205, no. 173, however, makes the name Hieronymus and the date 1008 certain.
  8. ^ Ughelli, Italia sacra V, p. 1041: "Ceterum Hieronymus ab eodem Henrico Imp. tanquam perjurus et apostata exauctoratus est, eiusaque bona publicata. Ea quae in Papiensi Comitatu possidebat, Comensi Ecclesiae fuerunt concessa, de qua re in diplomate Conradi II Henrici successoris , eidem Comiensi Ecclesiae concesso an. 1026 mentio extat, ut supra diximus." Kehr, Italia pontificia V, p. 126: "postea vero, "periurus apostata Arduino invasori associatus" episcopatum et possessiones perdidit (v. Mon. Germ. Diplomatum IV p. 63 no 54).
  9. ^ Riccardi, p. 45.
  10. ^ Riccardi, p. 46: "interventu principum nostrorum Ieremie Raveanatis Archiepiscopi, Petri Foroliviensis Episcopi, Turibi (lege Torenghi) Vicentini Episcopi, Arponi* Feltrensis Epifcopi Scc. Warnerii Marchionis, Anselmi Marchionis... Ecclesiam S. Severi fub Mundiburdio nostre tuitionis suscepimus...."
  11. ^ J.P. Migne (ed.), Patrologiae Latinae Cursus Completus Tomus CCXV, p. 650-651, no. 139 (7 July 1212).
  12. ^ Riccardi, p. 80.
  13. ^ Giannangelo Magnaghi, Storia del Santuario di Maria Vergine sul Monte Berico di Vicenza dall'epoca della sua fondazione fino al 1847, (in Italian) Vicenza: Longo, 1847. G.M. Todescato, Origini del santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico (Vicenza 1982).
  14. ^ Riccardi, p. 171.
  15. ^ Cappelletti X, p. 946.
  16. ^ Cappelletti X, pp. 936-937.
  17. ^ Riccardi, p. 202.
  18. ^ Synodus Dioecesana Vicentina Seu Constitutiones et Decreta à Michaele Priolo, Episcopo Vicentino, promulgata in Dioecesana Synodo celebrata, anno 1583. (in Latin). Vicenza: Perin 1584. Riccardi, p. 206.
  19. ^ Constitutiones et Decreta promulgata in synodo diocesana Vicentina , a Dionysio Delphino , Episcopo Vicentino , celebrata anno M.DCXI, (in Latin), Vicentiae: Francisc . Grossunods 1611.
  20. ^ Constitvtiones et decreta edita in dioecesana synodo ... celebrata sub ... Dionysio Delphino, episcopo Vicentino duce, comite & marchione, a nativitate Domini MDCXXIII. Vicenza: apud F. Grossum 1624.
  21. ^ Constitutiones et decreta em.mi & reu.mi D.D. Marci Antonii tituli S. Marci S.R.E. præsbyteri cardinalis Bragadeni Dei gratia & ex dispensatione apostolica episcopi Vicentini, ducis, marchionis & comitis de anno 1647 in Synodo Diœcesana promulgatæ. (in Latin). Vicenza, 1647.
  22. ^ Riccardi, p. 220.
  23. ^ Johannes Baptista Rubini, Constitutiones et decreta ... promulgata in Synodo Vicentina habita die 5. 6. et 7. mensis Maji anni 1689, (in Latin), Vicenza: Hieron. Fantini, 1780.
  24. ^ F. Seneca, La fine dei patriarcato aquileiense (1748-1751), (in Italian), Venezia 1954.
  25. ^ Pope Benedict XIV, "Injuncta Nobis", 6 July 1751, in: Sanctissimi Domini nostri Benedicti papae XIV bullarium, (in Latin), editio nova, Tomus Tertius, Volume 9 (Mechlin: Hanicq, 1827), pp. 41-42: "...superioribus annis certam quamdam Ecclesiastici regiminis forman in ulteriori Aquilejensis Dioecesis parte interea observandam statuimus; sperantes gradum hinc factum iri, ad firmum staqbilemque rerum ordinem, per quem vigentes perturbationes perpetuo tollerentur, ibidem feliciter constituendum."
  26. ^ Innocent XII had supported Charles, but during the war Benedict XIV switched allegiance to Maria Theresa, though he changed back to Charles, and finally returned to Maria Theresa.
  27. ^ J.N.D. Kelly & M.J. Walsh, Oxford Dictionary of Popes, second edition (OUP 2010), p. 301.
  28. ^ Pope Benedict XIV, "Injuncta Nobis", Sanctissimi Domini nostri Benedicti papae XIV bullarium, pp. 43-47: "...partes ipsae olim dissentientes, nostris invitationibus et hortationibus obsecundantes, diligentibus tractatibus et colloquiis habitis, convenerunt; cuius Conventionis exempla... Nobis relinquientes, earumdem Partium nomine Nobis humiliter supplicarunt, ...approbationis nostrae robur adjicere, necnon pro earumdem rerum executione Apostolicae autoritatis nostrae plenitudinem interpontere dignaremur.".
  29. ^ "Injuncta Nobis", Sanctissimi Domini nostri Benedicti papae XIV bullarium, pp. 52 § 12: "...praedictae Mariae Theresiae Reginae in Imperatricem Electae, ejusque successoribus in perpetuum, add praefatum Goritiensem Archiepiscopatum per Nos, ut praeferetur erectum tam pro prima hac vice, quam quoties perpetuis futuris temporibus ipsum vacare contigerit, jus nominandi Nobis...."
  30. ^ Pope Benedict XIV, "Injuncta Nobis", Sanctissimi Domini nostri Benedicti papae XIV bullarium, pp. 41-61.
  31. ^ Pius VII (1853). Andreas Barberi and Rinaldo Secreti (ed.). Bullarii Romani continuatio (in Latin). Vol. 15 (Tomus decimus quintus). Roma. pp. 36–40.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link), at § 12: "...integre in futurum transferimus, et perpetuo adjicimus in patriarchalem ecclesiam Venetiarum, cui proinde praeter Clodiensem novas suffraganeas ecclesias assignamus Uticensem, Patavinam, Veronensem, Vicentinam, Tarvisinam, Concordiensem, Conetensem, et Bellunensem, ac Feltrensem."
  32. ^ "Item dioecesi Vicentinae perpetuo aggregamus paroecias, seu loca Friola, Sclavorum, Bregantiae, Masonum, Villaraspae, Planitiae sancii Christophori, Planitiae sancti Laurentii, Mulvena, Maiostica et Novae, quas ideirco a Patavina dioecesi dividimus."
  33. ^ Cappelletti X, p. 926: "Item a Vicentina dioecesi sejungimus paroecias, seu loca, Villa Comitis, sanctae Annae Maurocena, Chiaria, Cittadella, Rossan et de Selvaliano, easque Patavinae ecclesiae assignamus."
  34. ^ Ritzler & Sefrin V, p. 414, note 1.
  35. ^ Riccardi, pp. 234-235.
  36. ^ Umberto Benigni (1912), "Diocese of Vicenza".
  37. ^ Paul the Deacon, "History of the Lombards" Book III, § 26, in: W.D. Foulke (ed.), History of the Langobards By Paul the Deacon, (Philadelphia: U. Penn./Longmans Green 1907), pp. 132-133: "...a synod of ten bishops was held in Marianum (Marano) where they took back Severus, the patriarch of Aquileia, upon his giving a written confession of his error in taking communion at Ravenna with those who had condemned the Three Chapters. The names of the bishops who had withheld themselves from this schism are these : Peter of Altinum (Altino); Clarissimus; Ingenuinus of Sabione (Seben); Agnellus of Tridentum (Trent); Junior of Verona; Horontius of Vicentia (Vicenza); Rusticus of Tarvisium (Treviso); Fonteius of Feltria (Feltre); Agnellus of Acilum (Asolo); Laurentius of Bellunum (Belluno); Maxentius of Julium (Zuglio); and Adrian of Pola."
  38. ^ Reginaldus: Ughelli V, p. 1031. Gualdo, p. 7.
  39. ^ Andreas: Gualdo, p. 8.
  40. ^ Franco (called Franconius by Ughelli V, p. 1031): Gualdo, p. 8.
  41. ^ Aicardus (Sicardus): Cappelletti X, p. 822. Gualdo, p. 8.
  42. ^ Vitalis was Archchancellor of King Berengar I of Italy. Cappelletti X, p. 822. Gualdo, pp. 8-9.
  43. ^ Ughelli V, p. 1032, with the date 961. Gualdo, p. 9.
  44. ^ Ambrosius: Schwartz, p. 70.
  45. ^ Bishop Rodulfus attended the synod of Ravenna on 25 April 967. Schwartz, p. 70. Gualdo, pp. 10-11.
  46. ^ Lambertus: Riccardi, pp. 25-26. Schwartz, p. 70.
  47. ^ Hieronymus (Girolamo): Schwartz, pp. 70-71. Gualdo, pp. 13-14.
  48. ^ Teudald (Todaldus): Riccardi, pp. 32-34. Schwartz, p. 71. Gualdo, p. 15.
  49. ^ Aistulf: Schwartz, p. 71.
  50. ^ Litekerius, Sindekerius: he was dead before 10 August 1075. Schwartz, pp. 71-72.
  51. ^ Bernardus: Schwartz, p. 72.
  52. ^ Didalus was an imperial supporter at the synod of Brixen on 25 June 1080. Schwartz, p. 73. Gualdo, p. 19.
  53. ^ Etzelo (Ezzelino) was a follower of the imperial antipope, Wibert of Ravenna (Clement III). Schultz, p. 73. Gualdo, pp. 19-20.
  54. ^ An imperial bishop. Riccardi, pp. 44-48. Schwartz, p. 73. Gualdo, pp. 20-21.
  55. ^ Henricus (Enrico): Gualdo, pp. 21-22.
  56. ^ Lotharius: Gualdo, pp. 22-25.
  57. ^ Ubertus: Gualdo, p. 25.
  58. ^ Aribertus: Gualdo, pp. 26-29.
  59. ^ Giovanni: The bishop was murdered on 16 (or 13) March 1184 (Schiavi, p. 208). The episcopal throne was vacant on 18 August 1184. Alessandro Schiavi, Della vita e dei tempi del B. Giovanni Cacciafronte, cremonese, Vescovo di Mantova poi di Vicenza, (in Italian), Vicenza: Paroni 1866, pp. 125-208. Gualdo, pp. 29-31.
  60. ^ Pistor had been Prior of the monastery (or canonry) of S. Maria de Carceribus (Riccardi, p. 68). Bishop Pistor was present at the reception of the Emperor Frederick in Verona on 19 October 1184 (Riccardi, p. 63). In a letter of 21 March 1198, Pope Innocent III forbade Bishop Pistor to return the fiefs and benefices to the killers of Bishop Joannes, his predecessor. Pistor was still bishop in mid-November 1200. Riccardi, pp. 61-71. Cappelletti X, pp. 839-842, carries his life down to 1205. Gualdo, pp. 32-36. In a letter to the Patriarch of Aquileia in the spring of 1201, Pope Innocent III orders him either to confirm the election of a new bishop of Vicenza, or void it: Eubel II, p. xxxxiii. A. Potthast, Regesta pontificum Romanorum (Berlin 1874) Vol. 1, p. 122, no. 1336.
  61. ^ Ubertus is attested from 21 February 1204. He was deposed early in 1212 by the papal legate, an act which was confirmed by Pope Innocent III on 7 July 1212. Riccardi, pp. 71-80. August Potthast, Regesta pontificum Romanorum Vol. 1 (Berlin: De Decker 1874), no. 4555. Eubel I, p. 526.
  62. ^ Nicolaus was elected bishop of Reggio Emilia on 1 June 1211, but he was unable to enter the diocese due to civil strife. A letter of Innocent III of 8 April 1213 authorized the papal legate Sicard of Cremona, to install Nicolaus Maltraversi, still bishop-elect of Reggio, in Vicenza, "ut onus reformationis ecclesiae Vicentinae in spiritualibus et temporalibus eiusdem curam assumat." Notarized documents of 1217 and 1218, cited by Riccardi, pp. 81-83, indicate that Nicolaus was bishop of Vicenza, though others term him Apostolic Administrator. Ughelli V, p. 1050. Riccardi, pp. 80-84. August Potthast, Regesta pontificum Romanorum Vol. 1 (Berlin: De Decker 1874), p. 406, no. 4694. Eubel I, p. 147, 526.
  63. ^ Gilbertus: Riccardi, pp. 84-87.
  64. ^ Jacobus (Giacomo) is assigned the date 1227, because of the date of the death of Gilbertus. Ughelli names him, but without documentary evidence: "Jacobus primus an. 1231. obiit anno sequenti." Riccardi, p. 87. Eubel I, p. 526.
  65. ^ Manfred had been a canon of the cathedral of Vicenza. On 2 February 1232, Manfred is referred to as bishop-elect of Vicenza (Riccardi, p. 88). On 29 August 1232, Bishop Manfred was present at an assembly of notables of the Veneto outside Verona; A.-S.Minotto (ed.), Acta et diplomata e R. Tabulario Veneto. Documenta ad Belunum, Cenetam, Feltria, Tarvisum spectantia. (in Italian and Latin). Vol. II,1 Venezia: Cecchini, 1871, p. 45. He died on 30 August 1255, according to his funeral monument (Riccardi, p. 92). Ughelli V, pp. 1051-1052. Riccardi, pp. 87-97.
  66. ^ Bartolomeo da Braganza was a papal penitentiary and a lector in the Roman Curia. He was appointed bishop of Nemesia (Cyprus) in 1252. He was transferred to the diocese of Vicenza by Pope Alexander IV on 18 December 1255. He died in November 1270. Eubel I, pp. 367, 526.
  67. ^ The papacy had previously reserved the right to appoint the next bishop of Vicenza, and therefore, on the death of Bishop Bernardus, Pope Honorius IV appointed Petrus Saraceni, the Bishop of Monopoli (1286–1287), on 14 February 1287. Petrus was a native of Rome and a chaplain of the pope. On 5 January, Pope Nicholas IV wrote to the bishop of Vicenza as "in spiritualibus in partibus Romandiole vicarius noster." Petrus died before 17 July 1295. Eubel I, p. 346; 526; II, p. xxxxiii.
  68. ^ Bishop Petrus died in summer 1295. On 13 September 1295, Pope Boniface VIII named Andreas Mozzi, the Bishop of Florence (1286–1295), to succeed him. Bishop Andreas died on 28 April 1296. Eubel I, pp. 250, 526.
  69. ^ Raynaldus was appointed bishop of Vicenza by Pope Boniface VIII on 13 October 1296. On 28 April 1299, he was appointed Nuntius to King Philip IV of France. He was appointed Archbishop of Ravenna on 19 November 1303, by Pope Benedict XI. He died on 18 August 1321. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, p. 526 with note 3; 415; II, p. xxxxiii.
  70. ^ Bishop Rinaldo had been transferred to Ravenna on 19 November 1303. Pope Benedict XI appointed as his successor at Vicenza Altogrado Cattaneo, the Archpriest of the cathedral of Padua and the pope's notary. On 16 January 1306, he had not yet been consecrated a bishop and had not left the papal court, and therefore Pope Clement V ordered that he be consecrated by Cardinal Giovanni Minio, Bishop of Porto; the pope also ordered Altogrado to depart for his diocese. Bishop Altogrado died on 1 October 1314. Riccardi, pp. 120-125. Regestum Clementis papae V, Vol. 1 (Romae: Typographia Vaticana 1885), p. 196, no. 1056. Eubel I, p. 526, with note 4.
  71. ^ Sperandio was a native of Verona. Riccardi, pp. 125-127. Dizionario corografico-universale dell'Italia, Volume 1 (Milano 1854), p. 1048. Giornale araldico-genealogico-diplomatico italiano, (in Italian) Volume 24 (n.s. 5) (Bari 1896), p. 199. Eubel I, p. 526.
  72. ^ Temprarini: Riccardi, pp. 127-130. Silvestro Castellini, Storia della città di Vicenza ... sino all'anno 1630, (in Italian), Volume 11 (Vicenza: Parisi 1821), pp. 44, 51. Eubel I, p. 526.
  73. ^ Biagio took possession of the diocese of Vicenza and sang his first Mass in the cathedral on 19 December 1335. On 20 September 1336, he was empowered by the Patriarch of Aquileia to consecrate the newly elected bishop of Verona. He did not settle his financial obligations to the papal treasury until 9 June 1337. He was transferred to the diocese of Rieti on 24 October 1347. He died on 20 April 1378. Riccardi, pp. 130-135. Savi, p. 40. Eubel I, pp. 416, 526. Hugolinus Lippens, Fra Biagio da Leonessa Vescovo di Vicenza (1335-1347) e di Rieti (1347-1378), La Tipografica Veronese, 1938.
  74. ^ Egidio: Savi, pp. 40-41.
  75. ^ Giovanni di Sordi of Piacenza: Savi, p. 41.
  76. ^ A native of Verona, Nicolaus had been Archpriest and then Archdeacon in the cathedral chapter of Vicenza. He reigned only a few months. Savi, pp. 41-42.
  77. ^ Filargi held a doctorate in theology from Paris (1381). He was appointed Bishop of Novara in 1389, and then Archbishop of Milan in 1402. He was named a cardinal by Pope Innocent VII (Roman Obedience) in 1405. He was elected Pope Alexander V by a conclave of cardinals of both obediences at the Council of Pisa, on 26 June 1409. He died at Bologna on 3 May 1410. J.N.D. Kelly & M.J. Walsh, Oxford Dictionary of Popes, second edition (OUP 2010), pp. 238-239. Eubel I, p. 526.
  78. ^ Malipiero had been abbot of the monastery of S. Cyprian (diocese of Torcella) He was named Archbishop of Spalato (Split, Dalmatia) (1427–1428), and then Bishop of Castello (1428–1433). He was transferred to the diocese of Vicenza on 12 May 1433 by Pope Eugenius IV. He died on 8 June 1451. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, pp. 171, 460 with note 14; II, p. 267.
  79. ^ Marco Barbo was appointed Patriarch of Aquileia by his cousin Pope Paul II. Riccardi, pp. 176-180.
  80. ^ Zeno was the son of the sister of Pope Paul II.
  81. ^ Dandolo was appointed Bishop of Padua on 20 October 1507, by Pope Julius II. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica III, p. 267.
  82. ^ Cardinal Della Rovere died on 11 September 1507. Eubel III, pp. 10, no. 2 with note 3; 267. Cappelletti X, p. 908, erroneously states that Galeotto died on 11 October 1508.
  83. ^ Cardinal Sisto della Rovere succeeded his brother Galeotto in all his episcopates and benefices, on the day of his brother's death: Acta Cameralia Eubel III, p. 8 note 3: 1507 Sept. 11: Sixtus de Rovere, nepos S. S. et ipsius de Galeotti frater, creatur card. et data ei sunt omnes episcopatus, monast., beneficia et cancellaria fratris defuncti, qui die 12. Sept. sepultus fuit in basilica apostolorum de Urbe in capella s. Mariae." He was appointed Bishop of Camerino in 1508; his predecessor at Camerino had died on 7 March 1508. Cappelletti X, p. 908. Eubel III, pp. 11, no. 18, 149, 267.
  84. ^ Riccardi, pp. 202–205
  85. ^ Giovanni Delfino was named a cardinal on 9 June 1604. He died in Venice on 25 November 1622. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 367 with note 2.
  86. ^ Dionisio Delfino was the brother of Cardinal Giovanni Delfino. He was appointed by Pope Paul V to succeed his brother on 19 June 1606. He died in 1616. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 367 with note 3.
  87. ^ A native of Venice, Rubini held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure from the University of Padua, and became a Referendary (judge) of the Tribunal of the Two Signatures in the Roman curia. He was appointed bishop of Vicenza on 15 May 1684, by Pope Innocent XI. He was named a cardinal on 13 February 1690. He resigned the diocese on 25 March 1702. He died on 17 February 1707. Ritzler & Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 414 with note 2.
  88. ^ Venieri was born in Venice in 1658, and held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure from the University of Padua (1677). He became a Referendary (judge) of the Tribunal of the Two Signatures in the Roman curia. He was appointed bishop of Vicenza by Pope Innocent XI on 8 May 1702. He died on 22 Januadry 1738. Ritzler & Sefrin V, p. 414 with note 3.
  89. ^ Priuli was appointed Bishop of Padua on 6 April 1767, by Pope Clement XIII. Riccardi, pp. 232-236. Ritzler & Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VI, p. 441 with note 2.
  90. ^ Corner had previously been Bishop of Torcella. He was transferred to the diocese of Vicenza by Pope Clement XIII on 6 April 1767. He died on 3 February 1779. Ritzler & Sefrin VI, p. 441 with note .
  91. ^ Gabrielli had previously been Bishop of Concordia. He was transferred to the diocese of Vicenza by Pope Pius VI on 12 July 1779. He died on 19 July 1785. Riccardi, pp. 239-241. Ritzler & Sefrin VI, p. 441 with note 4.
  92. ^ A native of Venice, Zaguri had previousy been Bishop of Ceneda (1777-1785). He was transferred to the diocese of Vicenza by Pope Pius VI on 26 September 1785. He died on 12 September 1810. Riccardi, pp. 241-242. Ritzler & Sefrin VI, p. 441 with note 5.
  93. ^ Albarosa Ines Bassani, Il vescovo Giovanni Antonio Farina e il suo Istituto nell'Ottocento Veneto, (in Italian), Roma: Ed. di Storia e Letteratura, 1988.

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