Roman Catholic Archdiocese of L'Aquila

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of L'Aquila (Latin: Archidioecesis Aquilanus) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy.[1][2] It was erected as the Diocese of L'Aquila on 20 February 1257 by Pope Alexander IV and promoted to an archdiocese by Pope Pius IX on 19 January 1876. Pope Paul VI elevated it to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on 15 August 1972, with the suffragan sees of Avezzano and Sulmona–Valva.

Archdiocese of L'Aquila

Archidioecesis Aquilanus
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Location
CountryItaly
Ecclesiastical provinceL'Aquila
Statistics
Area1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2016)
115,200 (est.)
109,000 (guess)
Parishes149
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established20 February 1257
CathedralCattedrale di SS. Massimo e Giorgio
Secular priests89 (diocesan)
26 (Religious Orders)
10 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopGiuseppe Petrocchi
Auxiliary BishopsAntonio D’Angelo
Bishops emeritusGiuseppe Molinari
Map
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Website
www.diocesilaquila.it

The archdiocese's mother church and the seat of its archbishop is L'Aquila Cathedral. L'Aquila also contains the Basilica of San Bernardino da Siena. The current archbishop of L'Aquila is Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi, since June 8, 2013.

HistoryEdit

The city and diocese of L'Aquila suffered a devastating earthquake in 2009.[3] The dome of the Cathedral collapsed,[4] and the remains of Pope Celestine V were thrown from their tomb in the church of Santa Maria di Collemaggio.

Bishops and Archbishops of L'AquilaEdit

  • Berardo da Padula (1256–1264)
  • Niccolò Sinizzo (1267–1294)
  • Nicola Castroceli (1294–1303).
  • Bartolomeo Conti (1303–1312)
  • Filippo Delci (1312–1327)
  • Angelo Acciaioli (1328–1342)
  • Pietro Guglielmi (1343–1346)
  • Paolo Rainaldi (1349–1377)
  • Isacco D'Arcione (1353–1355)
  • Giovanni Zacchei (1377–1381)
  • Stefano Sidonio (1381–1382)
  • Clemente Secinari (1382–1384)
  • Oddo (1386–1388)
  • Ludovico Cola (1389–1399)
  • Giacomo Donadei (1401–1431)
  • Amico Agnifili (1431–1472)
  • Francesco Agnifili (1472–1476)
  • Ludovico Borgio (1477–1485)
  • Giovanbattista Gaglioffi (1486–1491)
  • Giovanni Di Leone (1493–1502)
  • Gualtiero Suardo (1502–1504)
  • Giovanni da Prato (1504–1506)
  • Francesco Franchi (1517–1523)
  • Giovanni Piccolomini (1523–1525)
  • Pompeo Colonna (1525–1532)
  • Giovanni Piccolomini (apostolic administrator, 1532–1538)
  • Bernardo Sancio (1538–1552)
  • Alvaro Della Quadra (1553–1561)
  • Giovanni D'Acugna (1561–1579)
  • Mariano De Racciaccaris (1579–1592)
  • Basilio Pignatelli (1593–1599)
  • Giuseppe de Rossi (archbishop) (Giuseppe De Rubeis) (1599–1605)
  • Gundisalvo De Ruenda (1606–1622)
  • Álvaro de Mendoza (bishop) (1622–1628)[5]
  • Gaspare De Gaioso (1629–1644)
  • Clemente Del Pezzo (1646–1651)
  • Francesco Tellio De Leon (1654–1662)
  • Carlo De Angelis (1663–1674)
  • Giovanni de Torrecilla y Cárdenas (1676–1681)[6]
  • Arcangelo Tipaldi (Archangelus a Cilento) (1681–1682)[6]
  • Ignazio Della Zerda (Ignatius de la Cerda) (1683–1702)[6]
  • Domenico Taglialatela (1718–1742)[6]
  • Giuseppe Coppola (1742–1749)
  • Ludovico Sabatini (1750–1776)
  • Benedetto Cervone (1777–1788)
  • Francesco Saverio Gualtieri (1792–1817)
  • Girolamo Manieri (1818–1844)
  • Michele Navazio (1845–1851)
  • Luigi Filippi (1853–1881)
  • Augusto Antonio Vicentini (1881–1892)
  • Francesco Paolo Carrano (1893–1906)
  • Peregrin-François Stagni, SM (1907–1916)
  • Adolfo Turchi (1918–1929)
  • Gaudenzio Manuelli (1931–1941)
  • Carlo Confalonieri (1941–1950)
  • Costantino Stella (1950–1973)
  • Carlo Martini (1973–1983)
  • Mario Peressin (1983–1998)
  • Giuseppe Molinari (1998–2013)
  • Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (8 June 2013 – )

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of L’Aquila" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 30, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of L’Aquila" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Michele Nastasi (2015). Suspended City: L'Aquila After the Earthquake. Barcelona: Actar. ISBN 978-1-940291-67-3.
  4. ^ Aa.Vv. (2016-01-03). La finta cupola del Duomo de L'Aquila: Pronto intervento e recupero (in Italian). Gangemi Editore spa. ISBN 978-88-492-9279-4.
  5. ^ "Bishop Alvaro Mendoza, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  6. ^ a b c d Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 93. (in Latin)

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