Roman Catholic Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro

The Italian Catholic diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro has existed since 1986. In that year the historic diocese of Arezzo was combined with the diocese of Cortona and the diocese of Sansepolcro, the enlarged diocese being suffragan of the archdiocese of Florence.[1][2]

Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro

Dioecesis Arretina-Cortonensis-Biturgensis seu Burgi Sancti Sepulchri
Ecclesiastical provinceFlorence
Area3,425 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2020)
343,835 (95.0%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established4th Century
CathedralCattedrale di Ss. Donato e Pietro (Arezzo)
Co-cathedralConcattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Cortona)
Concattedrale di S. Giovanni Evangelista (Sansepolcro)
Secular priests165 (diocesan)
89 (Religious Orders)
25 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
BishopAndrea Migliavacca
Bishops emeritusRiccardo Fontana
Italy Tuscany Diocese map Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro.svg


Arezzo was the see of a diocese in Tuscany, directly dependent on the Holy See. Tradition says it was converted in the 1st century by Romulus of Fiesole, afterwards Bishop of Fiesole, a disciple of St. Paul. Another foundation tale has it that Christianity was brought to Arezzo by S. Barnabas, and by S. Timothy, the disciple of S. Paul.[3] An equally implausible claim is that all of Arezzo was baptized during the episcopacy of Bishop Dicentius in the 5th century.[4]

The cities clerks often helped build the church for their own free time. The church helped reward these people with seats of Cardinals. Many of the seats are still there with the names of people who had helped donated and build the church.

It became a bishopric about 304, under Saint Satyrus. Saint Donatus, his successor, is patron of Arezzo Cathedral, also dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The diocese was originally very large, embracing most of southeastern Tuscany. In 1325, however, Pope John XXII created the diocese of Cortona out of the territory of Arezzo. In 1462, Pius II created the dioceses of Pienza and Montalcino. In 1561, Pius IV created the diocese of Montepulciano. In 1515 (1520), Leo X created the diocese of Borgo San Sepolcro.[5]

The Canons were gathered together as a corporation by Bishop Petrus, c. 840, on instructions from the Emperor Lothair.[6] Bishop Helmpertus built new quarters for them in 1009.[7] In 1677, the cathedral Chapter was composed of four dignities (the Provost, the Archdeacon, the Dean, and the Primicerius) and fourteen Canons.[8]

Bishop Theodaldus (1023–1036?) invited Guido of Arezzo to train the cathedral singers in the plainchant. He dedicated his book Micrologus to Bishop Thedaldus c. 1025.[9] A letter of Guido to Bishop Theodaldus survives, in which he explains his methodology.[10]

Between 1480 and 1485, Luca Pacioli, O.Min., a native of Borgo San Sepolcro, which is a distance of 16 miles (25 km) from Arezzo, visited the site, and described it as "utterly stunning."

While Cardinal Guadagni was Bishop of Arezzo, he was able to obtain from his uncle, Pope Clement XII, a number of privileges for himself and Arezzo. In the bull "Insignes Ecclesias" of 1 November 1737, Pope Clement lauded the antiquity, faithfulness, and prestige of the diocese as a direct subject of the Roman Church, and conceded to its bishop in perpetuo archiepiscopal insignia, the pallium (which could only be worn inside the diocese, and on certain specified feasts and holy days) and the patriarchal cross.[11]

Reorganization of the dioceseEdit

On 18 February 1984, the Vatican and the Italian State signed a new and revised concordat. Based on the revisions, a set of Normae was issued by the Vatican on 15 November 1984, which was accompanied in the next year, on 3 June 1985, by enabling legislation. According to the agreement, the practice of having one bishop govern two separate dioceses at the same time, aeque personaliter, was abolished. Instead, the Vatican continued consultations which had begun under Pope John XXIII for the merging of small dioceses, especially those with personnel and financial problems, into one combined diocese. In Tuscany, this particularly affected three dioceses: Arezzo, Cortona, and Borgo San Sepolcro (Biturgensis).

On 30 September 1986, Pope John Paul II ordered that the dioceses of Arezzo, Cortona, and San Sepolcro be merged into one diocese with one bishop, with the Latin title Dioecesis Arretina-Cortonensis-Biturgensis. The seat of the diocese was to be in Arezzo, and the cathedral of Arezzo was to serve as the cathedral of the merged diocese. The cathedrals in Cortona and San Sepolcro were to become co-cathedrals, and their cathedral Chapters were to be a Capitulum Concathedralis. There was to be only one diocesan Tribunal, in Arezzo, and likewise one seminary, one College of Consultors, and one Priests' Council. The territory of the new diocese was to include the territory of the former dioceses of Cortona and Borgo San Sepolcro.[12]

Bishops of ArezzoEdit

to 1000Edit

Gallius (Gallus)[20]
  • Servandus (c. 650)[21]
  • Cyprianus (attested 680)[22]
  • Bonushomo[23]
  • Lupartianus (attested 714, 715)[24]
Aliseus (c. 735?)[25]
  • Aribertus (attested 801)[27]
  • Lampertus (819–828)[28]
  • Petrus (c. 833–843)[29]
  • Petrus
  • Ioannes (c. 863–900)[30]
  • Petrus (900–916)[31]
  • Theodicius
  • Hugo (attested 952)[32]
  • Everardus (attested 963–979)[33]
  • Helmpertus (attested 994–1010)[34]

1000 to 1500Edit

  • Willelmus (attested 1011−1013)[35]
  • Adalbertus (attested 1015–1021)[36]
  • Teodaldus (attested 1023–1033)[37]
  • Irenfridus (Immo) (attested 1036–1048)[38]
  • Arnaldus (attested c. 1051−1060)[39]
  • Constantinus (attested 1063–1095)[40]
  • Sigifredus (attested 1099)[41]
  • Gregorius (Gualterius) (1105−1114)[42]
  • Guido Buccatoria (1114–1128)[43]
  • Buianus (attested 1135, 1136)[44]
  • Maurus (attested 1136–1140)[45]
Sede vacante (1142)[46]
  • Girolamo (1142– after 1173)[47]
  • Heliottus (attested 1177–1186)[48]
  • Amadeus (attested 1188–1203)[49]
  • Gregorius (1203–1212)[50]
  • Martinus (1212–1236)[51]
  • Marcellus Pete (1236–1248)[52]
  • Guillelmus dei Pazzi (1253–1289)[53]
  • Ildebrandino dei conti Guidi (1289–1312)[54]
  • Guido Tarlati (1312–1325)[55]
  • Boso Ubertini (1325–1365)[56]
  • Jacobus Muti (1365-1371)[57]
  • Joannes Albergotti (1371–1375)[58]
  • Joannes Albergotti (1375–1390)[59]
  • Antonio Arcioni (1390–1391)[60]
  • Angelo Ricasoli (1391–1403)[61]
  • Pietro Ricci (1403–1411)[62]
  • Cappone Capponi (1411–1413)[63]
  • Francesco Jacobi (Bellarmino) (1413–1433)[64]
  • Roberto degli Asini, O.E.S.A. (1434–1456)[65]
  • Filippo de' Medici (1457–1461)[66]
  • Lorenzo Acciaiuoli (1461–1473)[67]
  • Gentile de' Becchi (1473–1497)[68]
  • Cosimo de' Pazzi (1497–1508)[69]

1500 to 1800Edit

Cardinal Raffaele Sansone Riario (1508–1511) Administrator[70]
Sede vacante (1799–1802)[90]

since 1800Edit

  • Agostino Albergotti (20 Sep 1802 – 6 May 1825)[91]
  • Sebastiano Maggi (1827–1839)[92]
Sede vacante (1839–1843)
  • Attilio Fiascaini (1843–1860)[93]
Sede vacante (1860–1867)
  • Giuseppe Giusti (22 Feb 1867 – 1891 Resigned)
  • Donnino Donnini (14 Dec 1891 – 18 Oct 1904)
  • Giovanni Volpi (14 Nov 1904 – 3 Jul 1919 Resigned)
  • Emanuele Mignone (18 Dec 1919 – 23 Dec 1961)
  • Telesforo Giovanni Cioli, O. Carm. (23 Dec 1961 Succeeded – 11 Apr 1983 Retired)
  • Giovanni D'Ascenzi (11 Apr 1983 – 8 Jun 1996 Retired)

Bishops of Arezzo-Cortona-SansepolcroEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro". Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro (Italy)". Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]
  3. ^ Pasqui I, p. vi: E una semplice credenza, non avvalorata da prova diretta, ma potrebbe riferirsi al fatto che nella espansione del cristianesimo in Toscana avessero avuta parte gli apostoli venuti dalla Grecia anzicbè da Roma.
  4. ^ Life of Saint Gaudentius, quoted in Lanzoni, pp. 571-572.
  5. ^ Kehr III, p. 145.
  6. ^ Pasqui I, p. 44, no. 30. Kehr III, p. 157. Colleges of Canons were being created at cathedrals in accordance with the French Council of Aquisgrada (816) and the Roman council of Pope Eugene II (826). J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XIV (Venice: A. Zatta 1769), p. 233-234; 1003-1004.
  7. ^ Pasqui I, p. 129-131, no. 94: "igitur quoniam domum pro necessitatis qualitate cum suo claustro fieri precepi. et fratres in ea ad statuta canonica observanda elegi, ut meo tempore illius domns et fratrum facultates in augmentum venirent penitus necessarium esse previdi."
  8. ^ Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 97, note 1.
  9. ^ Giovanni Benedetto Mittarelli; Anselmo Costadoni (1756). Annales Camaldulenses ordinis Sancti Benedicti (in Latin). Vol. Tomus secundus (1027 ad annum 1079). apud Jo. Baptistam Pasquali. p. 41. Luigi Angeloni (1811). Sopra la vita, le opere, ed il sapere di Guido d'Arezzo (in Italian). Paris: Charles. pp. 56–58.
  10. ^ Eremiti Camaldolese di Tuscia (1882). Guido d'Arezzo: monaco ed eremita camaldolese, ristoratore dell'arte musicale (in Italian and Latin). Prato: Tip. Giachetti. pp. 97–101.
  11. ^ Cappelletti XVIII, pp. 153-159.
  12. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis 79 (Città del Vaticano 1987), pp. 654-656.
  13. ^ Satirus lived under Pope Julius I (337–352), according to the Passio Donati. Hofmeister, MGH XXX, p. 1439, with note 3. Lanzoni, p. 569. Pope Clement XII's bull "Insignes Ecclesias" states that Satyrus was the first bishop of Arezzo: Cappelletti, p. 154.
  14. ^ In some hagiographical texts he is called a "confessor", in others a "martyr". His end is attributed to the persecution under Julian the Apostate (361–363), on 7 August 362, though there is no evidence for such a prosecution in the western half of the Empire. Lanzoni, pp. 569-570.
  15. ^ Bishop Gelasius, according to an Arretine chronicle of the 11th century, constructed a small oratory. His name is found in the Passio S. Gaudentii, a hagiographical work. Lanzoni, pp. 570-571.
  16. ^ a b c d e This name is only found in a list of bishops of Arezzo, the earliest of which was compiled on orders of Gerardus, Primicerius of the church of Arezzo in the third quarter of the 11th century. Dates are unknown. Lnazoni, p. 571. Hofmeister, MGH XXX, p. 1438, 1439.
  17. ^ Lanzoni, p. 571-572, attributes Gaudentius to the second half of the 5th century, noting that the material concerning him is hagiographical in nature.
  18. ^ Dicentius is mentioned only in the Passio S. Gaudentii: Lanzoni, p. 572.
  19. ^ His name is found in the Vita S. Floridi of the 11th century or later, derived from the "Life of S. Ambrose of Milan". Lanzoni, p. 572.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h This name is only found in a list of bishops of Arezzo, the earliest of which was compiled on orders of Gerardus, Primicerius of the church of Arezzo in the third quarter of the 11th century. Dates are unknown. Lnazoni, p. 572-573. Hofmeister, MGH XXX, p. 1439.
  21. ^ Bishop Servandus entered into an agreement with Bishop Maurus of Siena (c. 635–649). Pasqui, pp. 4-5.
  22. ^ Bishop Cyprianus was present at the Roman synod of Pope Agatho in 680. J. D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XI (Florence: A. Zatta 1765), p. 775. Lanzoni, p. 573.
  23. ^ Pasqui I, p. 9, 10, 14, 16: Et interrogavimus eum: ,Te quis sacravit presbiterum?‘ Respondit: Bonushomo episcopus ecclesiae aretino; ipse me consecravit, et manu mea in sancto Donato feci, et sacramentum secundum consuetudinem ibidem prebui.
  24. ^ Pasqui I, pp. 6-24, nos 4-7.
  25. ^ Pasqui I, p. 24, no. 8.
  26. ^ Bougard, p. 63, assigns him the dates c. 753–782.
  27. ^ Pasqui I, p. 32, no. 19. Bougard, p. 63, assigns him the dates c. 783–805.
  28. ^ according to Bougard, p. 64. He was one of sixty bishops who attended Pope Eugenius II's Roman synod of 826.
  29. ^ Bougard, pp. 64-65, 68.
  30. ^ Bougard, p. 65-67.
  31. ^ Bougard, p. 67.
  32. ^ Bishop Hugo was present at the Reichstag in Augsburg, held on 7 August 952. Schwartz, p. 199.
  33. ^ Everardus was a Frank, the son of Margrave Boniface of Spoleto and Camerino. Schwartz, pp. 199-200.
  34. ^ Helmpertus carried out resconstruction work on the cathedral: Bougard, p. 68. Schwartz, p. 200.
  35. ^ Schwartz, p. 200, speculates that he is the Wilelmus who was the Archdeacon of Arezzo in 996–1009. He was the son of Zenovius who had a brother Griffo and two other deceased brothers, Ugo and Eribert.
  36. ^ Adalbertus had been archbishop of Ravenna, but was expelled from that See in 1014 by the Emperor Henry II. Schwartz, p. 200.
  37. ^ Bishop Teodaldus was the son of Margrave Teodaldus of Canossa, and thus paternal uncle of Matilda of Tuscany. Ughelli I, p. 415. Schwartz, pp. 200-201.
  38. ^ A Frank, Irmenfredus had been deacon of Worms. Ughelli I, p. 415-416. Schwartz, p. 201.
  39. ^ Arnaldus was granted a privilege by Pope Stephen IX on 19 November 1057. In May 1059, he was present at the Roman synod of Pope Nicholas II, and had a case heard against the Bishop of Siena. Ughelli I, p. 416. Kehr III, p. 151, no. 25. Schwartz, p. 201.
  40. ^ On 8 June 1070, Pope Alexander II, who was visiting Arezzo, confirmed the diocese's privileges and territory for Bishop Constantine. Constantine took part in the enthronement of Guibert of Ravenna as Antipope Clement III in June 1080. He was excommunicated for his rash action, and, according to Archbishop Gebehard of Salzburg, he was still under the ban in 1084. Philipp Jaffé (1869). Bibliotheca rerum germanicarum: Monumenta Bambergensis (in Latin). Berlin: apud Weidmannos. pp. 141–142. Ughelli I, pp. 416-417. Schwartz, p. 201-202. Kehr III, p. 151, no. 27.
  41. ^ Sigifredus: Schwartz, p. 202.
  42. ^ According to testimony given by a parish priest of Arezzo in 1177, Bishop Gualterius was summoned to Rome, tried on a charge of "incest" by Pope Calixtus, and deposed (coram papa calixto de crimine fuit accusatus incesti; deinde convinctus, ab ipso domino papa depositus fuit). Pasqui I, p. 520, who points out the chronological impossibility of Pope Calixtus being involved.
  43. ^ On 17 November 1115, Pope Paschal II confirmed for Bishop Guido the privileges previously granted by earlier popes. In March 1124, Bishop Guido was present at the Lateran synod of Pope Calixtus II. On 8 March 1125, the new Pope, Honorius II, issued a decision on the long running dispute between the bishop of Siena and Bishop Guido of Arezzo. Ughelli I, p. 417. Kehr III, p. 152, no. 30; p. 153, nos. 35 and 36; p. 154, nos. 39 and 40. Schwartz, p. 203.
  44. ^ Boianus was deposed by Pope Innocent II pro et dolenda et horrenda destructione bonorum ecclesiasticorum seu episcopalium. Kehr III, p. 155, no. 41, note. Pasqui IV, p. 281.
  45. ^ Maurus: Ughelli, pp. 417-418. Kehr III, p. 155, no. 41
  46. ^ Pope Innocent summoned to Rome the "graviores et honestiores" citizens of Arezzo, because the diocese had long been without a bishop: quia Aretina ecclesia pastore viduata pro electione novi episcopi aliquamdiu laboravit. Kehr, p. 155, no. 42.
  47. ^ Hieronymus had been Prior of the church of S. Fridiano in Lucca. He was notified by Pope Innocent II in a letter of 22 November 1142 that he had been selected as Bishop of Arezzo. Around 1168 the bishop of Siena had again revived the lawsuit over the disputed parishes with Girolamo of Arezzo. He is still in office in August 1173. Pasqui I, no. 379. Kehr, p. 155, nos. 43-47.
  48. ^ He died on 4 or 5 December 1186. Pasqui IV, p. 282. Hofmeister, MGH XXX, p. 1440, with note 16.
  49. ^ On 21 March 1188, Pope Clement III confirmed the possessions of the church of Arezzo for Bishop Amadeo. Kehr III, p. 156, no. 49.
  50. ^ Gregorius was already bishop-elect on 28 May 1203, according to Gams, p. 742, Cappelletti XVIII, pp. 118-119. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, p. 104.
  51. ^ Martinus had been Provost of the cathedral of Arezzo. He was appointed bishop in 1212. Cappelletti XVIII, pp. 119-124. Eubel I, p. 104, from Gams, p. 742.
  52. ^ Cappelletti, pp. 125-128. Eubel I, p. 104.
  53. ^ Gams, p. 742, places his election in 1248. On 25 January 1253, he was still bishop-elect. He died on 11 June 1289. Cappelletti, pp. 128-141. Eubel I, p. 104.
  54. ^ Ildebrandinus was appointed Bishop of Arezzo by Pope Nicholas IV on 26 September 1289. He died in 1312. Cappelletti, p. 141 (who believes that he was succeeded by Guido Tarlati in 1305). Eubel I, p. 104.
  55. ^ Tarlati was appointed Bishop of Arezzo by Pope Clement V on 26 September 1312, but was deposed by Pope John XXII for his support of the Emperor Louis IV. He nonetheless continued to usurp the seat of Arezzo until his death in 1328. He was officially replaced by an Apostolic Administrator, Boso Ubertini, though Guido hindered him from carrying out his mandate. He also presumed to crown Louis IV as King of Italy. Ughelli I, pp. 424-426. Cappelletti XVIII, pp. 141-145. Eubel I, p. 104 with note 4.
  56. ^ Boso Ubertini was the Provost of the cathedral of Arezzo, and an enemy of the Tarlati of Petramala. Boso was initially named Apostolic Administrator by Pope John XXII, but was promoted Bishop of Arezzo on 5 December 1326. He was still not consecrated a bishop, however, on 12 April 1333, and his spiritual functions were carried out by Bishop Matteo, titular bishop of Caffa. Eubel I, pp. 104, with note 5; 154, with note 3.
  57. ^ Jacobus, who held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure, had previously been a Canon of Ostia, and an Auditor causarum Sacri Palatii (judge) in Avignon. He was appointed Bishop of the Marsi (1363–1365). He was transferred to the diocese of Arezzo by Pope Urban V on 17 December 1365. He was transferred to the diocese of Spoleto on 18 July 1371 by Pope Gregory XI. He died in 1372. Eubel I, pp. 104; 327 with note 5; 461.
  58. ^ Albergotti was a native of Arezzo, and a Benedictine abbot of the monastery of S. Maria in Florence. He was appointed bishop of Arezzo by Pope Gregory XI on 18 July 1371, and was made papal legate in Tuscany. He instigated a rebellion on the part of the Aretines against Florence, and, when the effort failed, he and many of his fellow citizens were exiled or put to hard labor. Ughelli, pp. 427-428 (who confuses him with his nephew and successor). Cappelletti, p. 146. Eubel I, p. 104.
  59. ^ Joannes was the nephew of his predecessor of the same name, and held the licensiate in Canon Law. He was Prior of Santa Croce in the diocese of Arezzo. He was appointed bishop on 15 October 1375 by Pope Gregory XI. He died in 1390. Ughelli p. 428. Eubel I, p. 104.
  60. ^ A Roman, Arcioni had previously been Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (1387–1390). He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo on 10 October 1390, but was unable to obtain possession of his diocese, and therefore he returned to Ascoli. Ughelli, p. 428. Cappelletti XVIII, p. 146. Eubel I, pp. 104, 111.
  61. ^ Angelo de' Fibinacci de' Ricasoli had previously been Bishop of Sora, then of Aversa (1357–1370), then of Florence (1370–1383?), and then of Faenza (1387–1391). He was transferred to Arezzo by Boniface IX on 5 August 1391. He died in 1403. Ughelli, p. 428. Cappelletti XVIII, p. 146. Eubel I, pp. 104, 123, 246, 250.
  62. ^ Ricci had been a Canon of Florence and the priest of S. Andrea of Empoli. He was appointed bishop of Arezzo on 29 November 1403 by Pope Boniface IX. He was transferred to the diocese of Pisa by John XXIII on 9 October 1411 (accepting apparently the deposition of Gregory XII by the Council of Pisa on 5 June 1409). He died on 30 November 1417. Ughelli, p. 428. Cappelletti XVIII, p. 147. Eubel I, pp. 104, 400.
  63. ^ Capponi had been Provost of the cathedral of Florence. He was appointed by John XXIII on 9 October 1411. Evidently, Arezzo had broken with Gregory XII, who had been deposed from the papacy in June 1409 by the Council of Pisa. Eubel I, p. 104.
  64. ^ Francesco Jacobi Bellarmino was the Archpriest of Montepulciano. He was appointed to the diocese of Arezzo by Pope John XXIII on 22 December 1413. He worked in the Curia as litterarum apostolicarum scriptor and Auditor. In 1419 he was sent to Naples by Pope Martin V to crown Queen Joanna of Naples. On 17 October 1424 he was serving as the pope's Referendary (judge), and was appointed taxator domorum et rerum curialium. Cappelletti notes that he was rarely in Arezzo. Pandolfo Collenuccio (1591). Compendio dell'istoria del regno di Napoli (in Italian). Vol. 1. Venice: Pelusio. p. 95. Cappelletti, p. 147. Eubel I, p. 104 with note 11. William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi (2004). Florentine Tuscany: Structures and Practices of Power. Cambridge University Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-521-54800-7.
  65. ^ Roberto was provided by Pope Eugenius IV on 9 November 1434. He died in 1456. Ughelli, p. 1430. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica II, p. 94.
  66. ^ Filippo was appointed on 10 January 1457 by Pope Calixtus III. The Florentine government tried frequently to have him made a cardinal, without success. He was named Archbishop of Pisa on 14 January 1461. He died in October 1474. Ughelli, p. 430. Eubel II, p. 94, 216.
  67. ^ Acciaiuoli: Eubel II, p. 94.
  68. ^ A native of Urbino, De' Becchi had been a Canon of the cathedral of Florence, and preceptor of Cosimo de' Medici. He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo by Pope Sixtus IV on 20 October 1473. He was frequently employed by Florence as an ambassador, especially to King Charles VIII of France. He was in the embassy sent to congratulate Pope Alexander VI on his election in 1492. He died in 1497. Ughelli I, p. 431. Gams, p. 342. Eubel II, p. 94.
  69. ^ Pazzi was transferred from the diocese of Oloron (France) (1492–1497) on 17 April 1497 by Alexander VI. He was transferred to the diocese of Florence by Pope Julius II on 8 July 1508. He died on 9 April 1513. Ughelli I, pp. 431-432. Eubel II, pp. 94; 197; 207.
  70. ^ Riario was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the diocese by Pope Julius II on 7 July 1508. He was Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church and Cardinal Bishop of Sabina at the time, and of course did not reside in Arezzo. He resigned the office on the appointment of Gerolamo Sansoni on 5 November 1511. Eubel III, p. 116.
  71. ^ Sansone was the nephew of Cardinal Riario. He was a priest of Savona. On 5 November 1511, he was appointed Bishop of Arezzo in succession to his uncle. On 19 November 1519, Sansoni was appointed Bishop of Lodi by Pope Leo X. Ughelli, p. 432. Eubel III, p. 116.
  72. ^ Ottaviano had been bishop-elect of Lodi. He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo by Pope Leo X on 19 November 1519. Ottaviano resigned the bishopric into the hands of Pope Clement VII specifically so that Clement could appoint Francesco Minerbetti de Medici, who was Bishop of Sassari (Sardinia). Sforza was reappointed to the diocese of Lodi (1525–1531). Eubel III, p. 116, with note 5; 220, with note 3; 322 with note 4.
  73. ^ Minerbewtti had been Bishop of Sassari (Sardinia). He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo by Pope Clement VII on 6 March 1525. He resigned the diocese in 1538 in favor of his nephew Bernardetto, and died on 21 January 1543. Ughelli I, pp. 442-443. Eubel III, p. 116.
  74. ^ Bernadetto was the nephew of Bishop Francesco Minerbetti, who resigned so that his nephew could be appointed to the diocese of Arezzo. This was accomplished by Pope Paul III on 6 February 1538. Bernadetto died on 16 September 1574. Ughelli, p. 443. Eubel III, p. 116 with note 7.
  75. ^ Ughelli I, pp. 433-434. Eubel III, p. 116 with note 8.
  76. ^ Ughelli I, pp. 434-435. Eubel III, p. 116 with note 9.
  77. ^ Ricci was a native of Florence, and held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure. He was a priest for less than six months, when he was appointed Bishop of Arezzo on 27 June 1611, by Pope Paul V. He died on 20 December 1611. Eubel III, p. 116. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 93 with note 2. David M. Cheney,, "Bishop Antonio Ricci"; Retrieved 7 September 2016.[self-published source]
  78. ^ Born in Florence in 1634, and held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure. Salviati was still in minor orders when appointed Bishop of Colle di Val d'Elsa (1634–1638). He was transferred to the diocese of Arezzo on 1 March 1638 by Pope Urban VIII. Cappelletti XVIII, p. 152. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, pp. 93 with note 3; 156 with note 4.
  79. ^ Neri Corsini: Cappelletti, pp. 152-153. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 97 with note 3.
  80. ^ Strozzi: Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 97 with note 4.
  81. ^ Attavanti: Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 98 with note 5.
  82. ^ Marchetti: Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 98 with note 6.
  83. ^ Falconcini: Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 98 with note 7.
  84. ^ Guadagni: Ritzler-Sefrin V, p. 98 with note 8.
  85. ^ Guidi was a native of Volterra (born 1694), and a Canon and Prebend of the cathedral of Florence. He held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure (1718). Guidi was appointed Bishop of Arezzo on 19 January 1733 by Pope Clement XII, and on 15 February 1734 he was transferred to the diocese of Pisa. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VI, pp. 98-99, with note 2.
  86. ^ Incontri was born in Volterra in 1677. He held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure (Pisa 1701), and a doctorate in theology. He was Provost of the collegiate church of Emporio (diocese of Florence), and was a Canon of the cathedral of Volterra. He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo on 5 May 1734 by Pope Clement XII, and consecrated in Rome on 16 May by his predecessor, Cardinal Giovanni Guadagni. He built a new seminary building in 1745, and issued new statutes for the students in 1746. He died on 26 July 1753. Cappelletti XVIII, pp. 159-160. Ritzler-Sefrin VI, p. 99 with note 3.
  87. ^ Ritzler-Sefrin VI, p. 99 with note 4.
  88. ^ On 28 September 1778 he was transferred to the diocese of Pisa by Pope Pius VI. Ritzler-Sefrin VI, p. 99 with note 5.
  89. ^ Ritzler-Sefrin VI, p. 99 with note 6.
  90. ^ Pope Pius VI had been deported from Rome, and was deprived of his Curia. He died on 29 August 1799. A successor was not elected until March 1800.
  91. ^ Giuseppe Baraldi (1827). Notizia biografica su monsignor Agostino Albergotti vescovo d'Arezzo (in Italian). Modena: eredi Soliani.
  92. ^ Born in Livorno in 1762, Maggi held a doctorate in theology, and was Vicar General of the bishop of Pistoia. He was appointed Bishop of Arezzo on 9 April 1827 by Pope Leo XII. He died on 3 April 1839. Notizie per l'anno 1834 (Roma: Cracas 1834), p. 78. Christoph Weber (2010). Episcopus et Princeps (in German). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. p. 36. ISBN 978-3-631-60242-3. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VII, p. 88.
  93. ^ Fiascaini had previously been Bishop of Colle di Val d'Elsa (1834–1843). He was transferred to the diocese of Arezzo by Pope Gregory XVI on 30 January 1843. He died on 25 November 1860, at the age of 82. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VII, pp. 88, 156.
  94. ^ CV of Archbishop Fontana: Diocesi di Arezzo, "Arcivescovo: Biografia"; retrieved: 24 November 2019. (in Italian)



External linksEdit

  • A'Becket, John Joseph. "Arezzo." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. Retrieved: 22 November 2019.
  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Arezzo". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.


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