Italo-Albanese Eparchy of Lungro

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The Catholic Eparchy of Lungro (Italian: Eparchia di Lungro; Albanian: Eparhia e Ungres) is in Calabria, Italy of Italo-Albanian Catholic Church.

Eparchy of Lungro

Eparchia Lungrensis

Diocesi di Lungro
La Cattedrale di Lungro costruita nel 1721.jpeg
Location
CountryItaly
Ecclesiastical provinceImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
33,000[2]
32,900[2] (98.8[2]%)
Parishes29[2]
Information
DenominationItalo-Albanian Catholic Church[1]
RiteByzantine Rite[3]
Established13 February 1919[3]
CathedralSt Nicholas Cathedral, Lungro[4]
Patron saintSaint Nicholas[3]
Secular priests41[1]
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopDonato Oliverio[3]
Bishops emeritusErcole Lupinacci[5]
Map
Roman Catholic Eparchy of Lungro in Italy.svg
Website
Official website

HistoryEdit

It was created in 1919, as an eparchy directly subject to the Holy See, for members of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church,[2] the Catholics of the Byzantine Rite who had emigrated, mostly from Epirus and Albania, to Sicily and Calabria.[6]

The diocese received territory from the Archdiocese of Rossano, Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio and Diocese of San Marco e Bisignano.[3]

YearPop.±% p.a.
1990 32,500—    
2000 32,800+0.09%
2005 32,965+0.10%
2009 32,900−0.05%
2010 32,900+0.00%
Source: CNEWA[1]

BishopsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Roberson, Ronald G. "The Eastern Catholic Churches 2010" (PDF). Eastern Catholic Churches Statistics. Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eparchy of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi (Italo-Albanese)". All Dioceses. catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Diocese of Lungro". Catholic Dioceses in the World. GCatholic. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Cathedral of St. Nicholas of Mira". Churches. Giga Catholic Information. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  5. ^ David M., Cheney. "Bishop Ercole Lupinacci". All Bishops. catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  6. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Italo-Greeks" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

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