Roman Catholic Diocese of Iesi

The diocese of Iesi (Latin: Dioecesis Aesina) is a Catholic ecclesiastical territory in the Marche, Italy. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo.[1][2] The diocese itself prefers the spelling Jesi.

Diocese of Iesi

Dioecesis Aesina
Cathedral in Iesi
Ecclesiastical provinceAncona-Osimo
Area315 km2 (122 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2016)
80,930 (est.)
75,300 (guess) (93.0%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established6th Century
CathedralBasilica Cattedrale di S. Settimio
Secular priests35 (diocesan)
23 (Religious Orders)
11 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
BishopGerardo Rocconi
Locator map of diocese of Jesi
Diocesi di Jesi (in Italian)


Saint Septimius, supposedly martyred in 307, has been venerated as the first bishop of Jesi since the 15th century.[3] Saint Florianus, who was cast into the Esino in the Diocletian persecution, is also venerated (perhaps he is confounded with Saint Florianus who was cast into the Enus or Anisus). Other bishops of antiquity were Calumniosus (c. 647) and Honestus. Their relics were discovered in 1623.

The future emperor Frederick II was born in Jesi on 26 December 1194. His mother, Constance, Queen of Sicily, was on her way to join her husband, Henry VI, who had been crowned King of Sicily at Palermo on the previous day. At Jesi she was overcome by sudden labor pains, and, anticipating the birth of an heir, the people erected a pavilion for her in the town square, so that the birth might take place amid a large complement of witnesses.[4] Fifteen cardinals and bishops witnessed the birth of the baby Frederick.[5]

On 30 May 1247, Pope Innocent IV rejected the election of one of the Canons of the Cathedral Chapter, Armannus, as bishop of Jesi, on the grounds that the Canons were excommunicated due to their support of the Emperor Frederick II. One Canon, however, named Montanario, was loyal to the Holy See and had escaped to Ancona from Jesi; he notified the Pope that he elected the Franciscan Gualterio. Innocent ordered the Rector of the March of Ancona, Marcellino Aretino, and Bishop Philip of Fermo to investigate the election and consult with Canon Montanario, and provide the new bishop.[6] The Franciscan Gualtiero, an Englishman, was appointed. He was a friend of John of Parma, general of the order and patron of the Franciscan Spirituals.[7]

Bishop Severinus in 1237 laid the foundations of the new cathedral;[8] the old cathedral, dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, was outside the city, and in the eighteenth century had fallen into ruin.[9] In its current form, the cathedral is the result of restorations and renovations carried out by Bishop Antonio Fonseca.[10]

The cathedral was and is administered by a Chapter, composed of a Prior and ten Canons.[11] Up until the middle of the 15th century the Canons were required to live in the Canonica, unless individually dispensed. Pope Paul II (1464–1471) dispensed the Canons from this obligation.[12] The best-known of the Canons was Marcello Cervini, who became Pope Marcellus II (1555).[13]

Gabriele del Monte (1554) introduced the reforms of the Council of Trent, which he had attended. His successors were Cardinal Camillo Borghese (1597), afterwards Pope Paul V; Cardinals Tiberio Cenci (1621) and Alderano Cybo (1656), noted for their benefactions; Bishop Antonio Fonseca (1724), who founded a hospital. Cardinal Caprara, afterwards Archbishop of Milan, who concluded the Concordat with Napoleon, was Bishop of Jesi (1800–02). He was succeeded by Antonio Odescalchi, who was deported to Milan by the French in 1809, dying in exile in Cesano Boscone in 1812.[14]

On 15 August 1972, by the Bull Qui apostolico officio, Pope Paul VI created the new ecclesiastical province of Ancona, and granted its archbishop the status of Metropolitan. The ecclesiastical province was assigned the suffragan dioceses of Jesi (Aesina) and Osimo (Auximana).[15]


A diocesan synod was an irregularly held, but important, meeting of the bishop of a diocese and his clergy. Its purpose was (1) to proclaim generally the various decrees already issued by the bishop; (2) to discuss and ratify measures on which the bishop chose to consult with his clergy; (3) to publish statutes and decrees of the diocesan synod, of the provincial synod, and of the Holy See.[16]

Bishop Marco Agrippa Dandini (1599–1603) held a diocesan synod in Jesi on 16 September 1600.[17] Bishop Tiberio Cenci (1621–1653) held a synod on 10 May 1626,[18] and, as Cardinal, another synod on 23 September 1649.[19] Cardinal Alderano Cybo (1656–1671) held a diocesan synod in Jesi from 4 to 6 July 1658.[20] Cardinal Pietro Matteo Petrucci held his first diocesan synod on 26—28 April 1683. He held his second diocesan synod in Jesi on 21 March 1695.[21]

On 23 April 1708, Bishop Alessandro Fedele (1696–1715) held a diocesan synod, whose decisions were published in 1713.[22] Bishop Antonio Fonseca held a diocesan synod in the Cathedral on 25 to 27 May 1727. The synodal decrees were published.[23] He held a second diocesan synod on 26 and 27 September 1741, and its constitutions too were published.[24] From 14 June to 16 June 1772, Bishop Ubaldo Baldassini, B. (1764–1786) held a diocesan synod, and published its synodal constitutions.[25]

Cardinal Carlo Luigi Morichini (1854–1871) presided over a diocesan synod on 15—17 November 1857.[26]

Bishop Oscar Serfilippi (1978–2006) held a diocesan synod in Jesi on 24 January 1982.[27]

Bishops of IesiEdit

to 1100Edit

? Septimius[28]
[Martianus (501)][29]
  • Calompiosus (c. 647)[30]
  • Honestus (attested 680)[31]
  • Petrus (attested 743)[32]
  • Anastasius (attested 853)[33]
  • Eberhard (attested 967)[34]
[Martianus (attested 1027)][35]

from 1100 to 1500Edit

  • Raynaldus (1164–1175)[36]
  • Grimoaldus
  • Crescentius (attested 1207)[37]
  • Philippus[38]
  • Severinus (attested 1230, 1235, 1237)[39]
Armannus (Hermannus)[40]
  • Gualterus, O.Min.
  • Crescentius (1252–1263)[41]
  • Bonajuncta, O.Min. (1263–1267)
  • Hugo (1267– )
  • Ioannes (1289–1295)[42]
  • Leonardus (1295–1311)[43]
  • Francesco Alfani (1312–1342)[44]
  • Francesco Jordani Brancaleoni (1342–1350)[45]
  • Nicolaus de Pisis, O.E.S.A. (1350–c. 1370)[46]
  • Giovanni Zeminiani Rizardi, O.P. (1371–1373)
  • Berardus de Beysiaco, O.E.S.A. (1373–1391?)[47]
  • ? Pietro Borghese (? attested c. 1380)[48]
  • Tommaso Pierleone (1391–1400)[49]
  • Ludovico (Aloysius) Francisci Alfani (1400–1405)[50]
  • Jacobus Bonriposi (1405–1418)[51]
  • Blondus Conchi (1418– )
  • Lazarus ( ? –1425)
  • Innocenzo de Comite (30 May 1425 – 1443)[52]

from 1500 to 1800Edit

Sede vacante (1786–1794)[71]
  • Cardinal Giovanni Battista Bussi de Pretis (1794–1800)[72]

since 1800Edit

Sede vacante (1812–1817)
  • Cardinal Francesco Cesarei Leoni (28 Jul 1817 – 25 Jul 1830 Died)[74]
  • Francesco Tiberi Contigliano (2 Jul 1832 – 18 May 1836 Resigned)
  • Cardinal Pietro Ostini (1836–1841)[75]
  • Cardinal Silvestro Belli (1842–1844)[76]
  • Cardinal Cosimo Corsi (1845–1853)[77]
  • Cardinal Carlo Luigi Morichini (23 Jun 1854 –1871)[78]
  • Rambaldo Magagnini (1872–1892)[79]
  • Aurelio Zonghi (12 Jun 1893 – 9 Jan 1902 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Battista Ricci (9 Jun 1902 – 21 Jul 1906 Appointed, Archbishop of Ancona e Numana)
  • Giuseppe Gandolfi (1 Dec 1906 – 14 Sep 1927 Died)
  • Goffredo Zaccherini (15 Jun 1928 – 11 May 1934 Resigned)
  • Carlo Falcinelli (6 Sep 1934 – 6 Nov 1952 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Battista Pardini (7 Jan 1953 – 30 Apr 1975 Resigned)
  • Oscar Serfilippi, O.F.M. Conv. (1 Mar 1978 – 20 Mar 2006 Retired)[80]
  • Gerardo Rocconi (20 Mar 2006 – present)[81]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Iesi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016. [self-published source]
  2. ^ "Diocese of Jesi" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016. [self-published source]
  3. ^ There is no reference to him whatever until 1469. Joannes Periero, S.J., "De S. Septimio episc. et mart.", in: Acta Sanctorum Septembris Tomus VI (Antwerp: Bernard vander Plassche 1757), pp. 408-410.
  4. ^ J.L.A. Huillard-Breholles; H. de Albertis de Luynes (1859). Historia diplomatica Friderici Secundi. Préface et introduction (in French). Paris: Plon. p. clxxvii.
  5. ^ Albert of S. Maria in State, Annales Stadenses, in: Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores XVI (Hannover: Hahn 1859), p. 352.
  6. ^ Rodenberg, Carolus, ed. (1887). Epistolae saeculi XIII e regestis pontificum Romanorum selectae. Monumenta Germaniae Historica (in German and Latin). Tomus II. Berlin: Apud Weidmannos. pp. 275, no. 373. Baldassini, p. 57, and Appendix pp. xviii-xix.
  7. ^ Gualterius is spoken of by Salimbene as "bonus cantor, bonus praedicator, bonus dictator." Fra Salimbene of Parma, Chronica Fr. Salimbene Parmensis Ordinis Minorum (Parmae : Ex officina Petri Fiaccadorii, 1857), pp. 317-319 (under the year 1284). By dictator, Salimbene means that Gualterius was a good writer.
  8. ^ Ughelli, I, p. 282.
  9. ^ Baldassini, p. 159.
  10. ^ Baldaassini, p. 382.
  11. ^ Cappelletti, p. 313. Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 71 note 1; VI, p. 68 note 1. Diocesi di Jesi, Guida diocesana 2018 (Press the gray bar entitled "Scarica la Guida Diocesana"), page 9; retrieved: 5 March 2019.
  12. ^ Baldassini, p. 342.
  13. ^ Baldassini, p. 343.
  14. ^ Umberto Benigni (1910), "Jesi." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 8. (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910); retrieved: 28 February 2019. Simonetta Bernardi, ed. (1995). La religione e il trono: Pio VIII nell'Europa del suo tempo : Convegno di studi : Cingoli, 12-13 giugno 1993 (in Italian). Roma: La Fenice edizioni. p. 7. ISBN 978-88-86171-14-4.
  15. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis An. et Vol. LXIV (Città del Vaticano: Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis 1972), pp. 664-665.
  16. ^ Benedictus XIV (1842). "Lib. I. caput secundum. De Synodi Dioecesanae utilitate". Benedicti XIV ... De Synodo dioecesana libri tredecim (in Latin). Tomus primus. Mechlin: Hanicq. pp. 42–49. John Paul II, Constitutio Apostolica de Synodis Dioecesanis Agendis (March 19, 1997): Acta Apostolicae Sedis 89 (1997), pp. 706-727.
  17. ^ Marco Agrippa Dandini, Decreta in Diocesana Synodo Aesina promulgata a perillustr. et Reverendissimo d. d. Marco Agrippa Dandino, Nob. Caesenate Dei et Apostolicae Sedis gratia Episcopo Aesino. Die 16 Septembris 1600 (Jesi: Petrus de Farris 1600).
  18. ^ Decreta Synodi dioec. celebratae sub Illustriss. et reverendiss. d. d. Tyberio Cincio, Episc. Aesin., die decima mensis Maij MDCXXVI (Jesi: Gregorius Arnazzini 1626).
  19. ^ Constitutiones sancitae in synodo dioecesana ab Eminentiss. et Reverendiss. D. D. Tiberio, tit. S. Callisti S. R. E. Presbytero Cardinali, Cincio, Episcopo Aesino, die XXIII septembris M.DC.XXXXIX (Fermo: Andrea de Montibus 1649).
  20. ^ Alderano Cybo (1665). Ordinationes, et decreta in Synodo Æsina IV. V. et VI Iulii M.DC.LVIII. celebrata, etc (in Latin). Ancona: Apud Franciscum Seraphinum.
  21. ^ Pietro Matteo Petrucci (1695). Secunda dioecesana aesina Synodus ab eminentiss. ac reuerendiss. d. d. Petro Matthaeo S.R.E. card. Petruccio ... In sua cathedrali ecclesia celebrata anno 1695 (in Latin). Macerata: typis Heredum Pannelli, & Angeli Antonij Monticelli. J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XXXVIter (Arnhem & Leipzig: H. Welter 1924), pp. 469, 495, 659.
  22. ^ Synodus dioecesana ab illustriss. ac Reverendiss. d. Alexandro Fideli, Dei et Apostolicae Sedis Episcopo... in ecclesia cathedrali sub die 23 Aprilis celebrata, anno a reparata salute 1708 (Jesi: Alexandrelli et Benedicti 1713).
  23. ^ Antonio Fonseca (1728). Constitutiones synodales Aesinae ... habitae diebus 25. 26. et 27 mensis Maji 1727 (in Latin). Jesi: Joh. Bapt. de Julius.
  24. ^ Antonio Fonseca (1741). Secunda dioecesana Synodus Aesina celebrata diebus 26 et 27 Septembris 1741 (in Latin). Jesi: Joannes Bapt. de Julius.
  25. ^ Sanctae Aesinae Ecclesiae Synodales Constitutiones ab illustrissimo et reverendissimo domino Domino Ubaldo Baldassino, Dei et Apostolicae Sedis gratia Episcopo Aesino... in dioecesanis comitiis editae diebus XIV, XV, XVI Junii, anno reparatae slautis MDCCLXXII (Jesi: Pietro Paolo Bonelli 1772).
  26. ^ Synodus dioecesana ab Eminentissimo et Reverendissimo Domino Carolo Aloysio Tituli S. Onuphrii S. R. E. Presbytero Cardinali Morichini Archipeiscopo Episcopo Aesino, celebrata in Ecclesia Cathedrali diebus xv, xvi, xvii novembris MDCCCLVII. (Aesii: Vincentius Cherubini 1857).
  27. ^ Find a Grave, "Rev. Oscar Serfilippi"; retrieved: 9 March 2019.
  28. ^ There is no reference to Septimius before 1469. Lanzoni, pp. 491-492: Prima del 1469 nessuna carta, nessuna memoria, nessun monumento di Iesi parla di un s. Settimio venerato nella cattedrale o in altro luogo; e la stessa cattedrale non era denominata da lui, ma dal SS. Salvatore....
  29. ^ Martianus is listed as a bishop of Jesi by Gams, p. 700, but Lanzoni, p. 492, points out that he was actually Bishop of Aeca (Aecanus, not Aesinus).
  30. ^ He is also called Calcompios and Calumniosus. Gams, p. 700.
  31. ^ Gams, p. 700. J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XI (Florence: A. Zatta 1773), p. 773.
  32. ^ Bishop Petrus was present at the first Roman synod of Pope Zacharias. Ughelli, I, p. 282. J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XII (Florence: A. Zatta 1776), p. 384c: Petrus Esis, Petro Esino.
  33. ^ Bishop Anastasius did not attend the Roman synod of Pope Leo IV of 853, but he sent his deacon, Aimo, to represent him. J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XIV (Venice: A. Zatta 1769), p. 1020. Cappelletti, VII, p. 277.
  34. ^ Bishop Eberhard was present at the Synod of Ravenna on 25 April 967. Gerhard Schwartz (1907), Die Besetzung der Bistümer Reichsitaliens unter den sächsischen und salischen Kaisern: mit den Listen der Bischöfe, 951-1122. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner. p. 247. (in German)
  35. ^ Martianus was Bishop of Cesena, not Jesi. Schwartz, p. 247, note 1. Detlev Jasper, Die Konzilien Deutschlands und Reichsitaliens 1023 - 1059 MGH Concilia VIII (Hannover: Hahn 2010), p. 93.
  36. ^ Gams, p. 700.
  37. ^ Baldassini, p. 367. Gams, p. 700. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, p. 75
  38. ^ Philippus: Cappelletti, VII, p. 279.
  39. ^ Severinus is named in an inscription of 1237 on a marble plaque above the main door of the cathedral. Ughelli, p. 282. Cappelletti, VII, p. 279.
  40. ^ Armannus was never more than an intrusive bishop-elect. He was elected by the Cathedral Chapter, but the Chapter had been excommunicated and had no right to participate in an election. His election was quashed by Pope Innocent IV on 30 May 1247. Rodenberg, Carolus, ed. (1887). Epistolae saeculi XIII e regestis pontificum Romanorum selectae. Monumenta Germaniae Historica (in German and Latin). Tomus II. Berlin: Apud Weidmannos. pp. 275, no. 373.
  41. ^ Eubel, I, p. 75.
  42. ^ Ioannes: Gams, p. 700 column 2. Eubel, I, p. 75.
  43. ^ Leonardo: Gams, p. 700 column 2. Eubel, I, p. 75.
  44. ^ Francesco: Gams, p. 700 column 2. Eubel, I, p. 75.
  45. ^ Francesco was a native of Spoleto. He was appointed Bishop of Jesi by Pope Clement VI on 18 July 1342. Gams, p. 700 column 2. Eubel, I, p. 75.
  46. ^ Bishop Nicolaus was still in office in 1361. Cappelletti, p. 288. Eubel, I, p. 75, states that he served until his death, but does not give a date.
  47. ^ Ughelli, I, p. 283, calls him Bernardus, and states that he died in 1391.
  48. ^ Pietro is said to have belonged to the famous Sienese family. He may have been intruded during the Western Schism. Knowledge of him comes only from an entry in Prospero Mendosio, citing an entry in Ugurgerio's De ponpis Senensibus, who quotes from a genealogical work on the family by Celsus Cittadinus. Ughelli, pp. 282-283. Baldassini, p. 370.
  49. ^ Pierleone had been elected bishop of Ascoli Piceno in 1390, and was still bishop-elect when transferred to Jesi on 12 July 1391 by Pope Boniface IX. He resigned the bishopric in 1400, in order to enter the monastery of San Lorenzo fuori le mura in Rome. Baldassari, pp. 370-371. Ughelli, p. 283. Eubel, I, pp. 75, 111.
  50. ^ Luigi Alfani was appointed on 2 June 1400 by Pope Boniface IX of the Roman Obedience in the Western Schism. He had been abbot of the monastery of S. Paolo on the Arno in the diocese of Pisa. Baldassini, p. 371. Eubel, I, p. 75.
  51. ^ Bonriposi was appointed on 7 October 1405 by Pope Innocent VII of the Roman Obedience in the Western Schism. He was transferred to the diocese of Narni by Pope Martin V on 31 January 1418. He died in 1455. Baldassini, p. 371. Eubel, I, p. 75, 357.
  52. ^ Eubel, I, p. 75.
  53. ^ Ghislieri died on 6 June 1505. Baldassini, p. 372. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica II, p. 81 with note 1.
  54. ^ Ripanti: Eubel, Hierarchia catholica III, p. 97.
  55. ^ Venanzio was appointed on 2 September 1513. He served until 1519. Eubel, III, p. 97.
  56. ^ Spello: Eubel, III, p. 97.
  57. ^ A native of Pistoia, Conversini was Rector of the University of Pisa in 1518. He was Vice-Legate in Viterbo, and served as Bishop of Bertinoro (Veneto) from 1537 to 1540. On 21 March 1538 he was named Governor of the city of Rome and Vice-Chamberlain, a position he held for five years. He was transferred to the diocese of Jesi by Pope Paul III on 10 June 1540. During this time he was also Governor of Bologna, and President of the Romagna. He died at Castel del Piano (Jesi) in June 1553. Enrico Binde (1851). Notizia biografica di Monsignor Benedetto Conversini, Pistoiese, Vescovo d'Iesi (in Italian). Prato: Ranieri Guasti. p. 19. Vittorio Capponi (1883). Biografia pistoiese (in Italian). Pistoia: Tipografia Rossetti. pp. 136–138. Eubel, III, pp. 97, 139 with note 5.
  58. ^ Del Monte was the grand-nephew of Pope Julius III, and the nephew of Cardinal Cristoforo Ciocchi del Monte. He participated in the Council of Trent, and in accordance with its decrees, he founded the diocesan seminary. Cappelletti, VII, pp. 300-301. Ciro Zenobi (1979). L' Episcopato Jesino di Monsignore Gabriele del Monte: (1554-1597) (in Italian). Rome: Pontifical Lateran University.
  59. ^ Borghese was appointed Bishop of Jesi in the papal Consistory of 14 April 1597. He resigned the See on 2 August 1599. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 71.
  60. ^ A native of Cesena, Dandini was appointed Bishop of Jesi by Pope Clement VIII on 2 August 1599. He died in Cesena on 20 October 1603 at the age of forty-six. Ughelli, I, p. 285. Gauchat, p. 71.
  61. ^ Imperioli had been Auditor and Vicar General of Cardinal Borghese when he was Bishop of Jesi. He was the first Canon Penitentiary of the Cathedral Chapter. He was named Bishop of Jesi by Pope Clement VIII on 28 January 1604. Studia Picena (in Italian). Fano: Pontificio Seminario marchigiano Pio 11. 1939. p. 143. Cappelletti, VII, p. 302. Gauchat, p. 71 with note 4.
  62. ^ Cappelletti, VII, p. 302. Gauchat, p. 71 with note 5.
  63. ^ Cenci was a Roman, the nephew of Cardinal Marcello Lante. He held the degree Doctor in utroque iure, and was a Referendary of the Tribunal of the Two Signatures. In 1612 he was Governor of Jesi. He was named Bishop of Jesi in the papal consistory of 24 November 1621; there is no record of his consecration. On 20 April 1622 Cenci was named Governor of Loreto by Pope Gregory XV. In 1623 he discovered the purported remains of Saint Septimius. He was appointed a cardinal on 6 March 1645. He died on 26 February 1653, at the age of 73, according to his funeral inscription in the cathedral of Jesi. Cappelletti, p. 303. Gauchat, p. 71 with note 6.
  64. ^ A native of Ferrara, Corradi had been He was named a cardinal by Pope Innocent X on 19 February 1652, and was appointed to the titular church of S. Maria trans Tiberim. He was appointed bishop of Jesi in the consistory of 21 April 1653, and was consecrated a bishop by Cardinal Fabio Chigi on 1 May 1553. On 10 April 1655, he was appointed pro-Datary of His Holiness, which required his residence in Rome; he held the post until his death. He died in Rome on 17 January 1666. Baldassini, pp. 377-378. Gauchat, pp. 30 no. 27, with notes 1 and 2; 71 with note 7.
  65. ^ Cibo: Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 71 with note 3.
  66. ^ Petrucci was still bishop when he held his second diocesan synod in Jesi on 21 March 1695. Pietro Matteo Petrucci (1695). Secunda dioecesana aesina Synodus ab eminentiss. ac reuerendiss. d. d. Petro Matthaeo S.R.E. card. Petruccio ... In sua cathedrali ecclesia celebrata anno 1695 (in Latin). Macerata: typis Heredum Pannelli, & Angeli Antonij Monticelli. J.-D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XXXVIter (Arnhem & Leipzig: H. Welter 1924), pp. 469, 495, 659. Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 71 with note 4.
  67. ^ Fedele: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 71 with note 5.
  68. ^ Giattini: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 71 with note 6.
  69. ^ Fonseca: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 71 with note 7.
  70. ^ Baldassini was born in Jesi in 1700. He lectured in philosophy and theology in houses of the Barnabites, and was Visitor General, Vicar General, and Procurator General. He was named Bishop of Bagnoregio on 16 September 1754, and was transferred to the diocese of Jesi on 9 April 1764 by Pope Clement XIII. He died in 1786, a little before 2 February. Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 68 with note 2, 113 with note 2.
  71. ^ Gams, p. 701, column 1.
  72. ^ Bussi de Pretis held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure from the University of Urbino. He held the posts of Governor of Narni (1748); Governor of S. Severino (1754); Governor of Benevento; Governor of Spoleto (1758); Governor of Ascoli (1762); Governor of Ancona (1764); Governor of Civitavecchia (1765); Governor of Frosinone (1766). had been Dean of the Clerics of the Apostolic Camera in the Papal Curia. He was appointed a cardinal at the age of 73 by Pope Pius VI on 21 February 1794, the same day on which he was named Bishop of Jesi. He participated in the Conclave of 1799–1800, which was held in Venice due to the occupation of the Papal States by the French and the Neapolitans. He died in Jesi on 27 June 1800. Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 68 with note 3.
  73. ^ Appointed Archbishop of Milan.
  74. ^ Leoni was a native of Perugia. He was Dean of the Sacred Roman Rota from June 1809 to 1817. He was named a cardinal by Pope Pius VII in the consistory of 28 July 1817, and on the same day appointed Bishop of Jesi. Philippe Boutry (2002). Souverain et pontife: recherches prosopographiques sur la curie romaine à l'âge de la restauration (1814-1846) (in French). Rome & Paris: École française de Rome. pp. 170, 345. ISBN 978-2-7283-0666-4.
  75. ^ Born in Rome in 1775, Ostini had been Professor of Church History at the Collegio Romano. He served as Internuncio at Vienna from 1824 to 1827. He was named titular Archbishop of Tarsus on 9 April 1827, and consecrated by Cardinal Giacomo Giustiniani. After serving as Nuncio in Lucerne in 1828 and Brazil in 1829–1831, he returned to Vienna as Nuncio in 1832–1836. He was named a cardinal in the consistory of 30 September 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI, but the appointment was kept secret until the day that he was transferred to the diocese of Jesi on 11 July 1836. He resigned the diocese of Jesi on 19 December 1841. He died in Naples on 5 March 1849. Diario di Roma (in Italian). Anno 1827, Numero 65 (Agosto). Roma: Cracas. 1827. p. 1. Gaetano Moroni, ed. (1851). Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica (in Italian). Vol. L. Venezia: Tipografia Emiliana. pp. 56–57. |volume= has extra text (help) Joseph Wolff (1860). Travels and Adventures of Joseph Wolff. Vol. I. London: Saunders, Otley. pp. 69–71. |volume= has extra text (help) Alan J. Reinerman (1989). Austria and the Papacy in the Age of Metternich: Revolution and reaction, 1830-1838. Catholic University of America Press. pp. 233–237, 272–274, 396. ISBN 978-0-8132-0548-9. Giuseppe De Marchi (1957). Le nunziature apostoliche dal 1800 al 1956 (in Italian). Roma: Ed. di Storia e Letteratura. pp. 46, 75, 244. Ritzler-Sefrin, VII, pp. 61, 360.
  76. ^ Born of a patrician family of Anagni in 1781, Belli completed his studies in philosophy at the seminary of Anagni at the age of fourteen. He completed his theological courses at the age of eighteen, and was named secretary of Bishop Giovanni Devoti. Bishop Tosi made him a Canon of the cathedral Chapter. He taught philosophy in the junior seminary until 1817, and became its Rector. Following the death of his brother Francesco in 1818, he obtained the position of Sommista at the Congregation of the Propaganda, where he became familiar with the Prefect, Cardinal Cappellari, later Pope Gregory XVI. In 1823 he was secretary of the extraordinary Papal Commission sent to Holland under Cardinal Nasalli. Under the new pope, Leo XII, he was appointed a Beneficiatus of the Vatican Basilica, and at the same time became Auditor of Cardinal Nasalli. Pope Pius VIII named him Privy Chamberlain and Guardaroba in 1829, then Domestic Prelate (monsignor), and then Luogotenente Civile in the Vicariate of Rome. Gregory XVI named him Delegate in Benevento, then delegate in Orvieto, and in July 1832 President of the Province of Fermo, where he served for two years. On his return to Rome he was promoted Canon of the Vatican Basilica, and in 1834 was named Substitute Secretary of State for Internal Affairs, where he served for four years. He was appointed Secretary of the Consistorial Congregation in 1836, which made him Secretary of the College of Cardinals as well. In 1839, he was appointed Assessor of the Congregation of the Universal and Roman Inquisition. He was named a cardinal on 14 December 1840, but the fact was not made public until 12 July 1841; he was assigned the titular church of Santa Balbina. He was appointed Bishop of Jesi on 24 January 1842, and was consecrated in Rome on 24 February by Cardinal Carlo Pedicini. He died in Jesi on 9 September 1844, after a long illness. Vincenzo Sabbatini (1844). "Cenno sulla vita del Cardinale Silvestro Belli". Società di Agricoltura Jesina. Annali ed Atti (in Italian). Vol. II. Jesi. pp. 277–284. |volume= has extra text (help)
  77. ^ Corsi was a native of Florence, son of Marquis Giuseppe Antonio Corsi and Countess Maddalena della Gherardesca. He held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure and theology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (1818). He was named a cardinal in the Consistory of 24 January 1842, and assigned the titular church of Saints John and Paul. He was appointed Bishop of Jesi on 20 January 1845. On 19 Dec 1853 Corsi was appointed Archbishop of Pisa. He was imprisoned for two months, for having refused to celebrate a Te Deum in honor of the new King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. He died on 7 October 1870. Relazione autentica dell'arresto del card. Cosimo Corsi arcivescovo di Pisa (in Italian). Genoa: Gio. Fassi-Como. 1860. Aldo-Luigi Brogialdi (1870). Il buon pastore o il cardinale Cosimo Corsi arcivescovo di Pisa parole dette... ne' funerali solenni celebrati da' cattolici pisani in s. Eufrasia il 12 novembre 1870 (in Italian). Pisa: Tip. G. Alisi. Mauro Del Corso (1988), Un vescovo nella storia: Cosimo Corsi, cardinale di Pisa, la storia di un vescovo (Pisa: Pacini 1988). Ritzler-Sefrin, VII, pp. 33, 61.
  78. ^ On 24 Nov 1871 Cardinal Morichini was transferred to the diocese of Bologna by Pope Pius IX.
  79. ^ Rambaldo Magagnini was born in Jesi in 1807. He held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure and theology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. He had previously been Prior of the cathedral Chapter of Jesi, and pro-Vicar-General of the diocese. He was named bishop of Jesi on 6 May 1872. He died on 21 December 1892. Roma 6 maggio 1872 provvista di chiese (in Italian). Rome. 1872. p. 4. La Gerarchia Cattolica e la Famiglia Pontificia: 1875 (in Italian). Roma: Monaldi. 1875. p. 211.
  80. ^ Serfilippi was born in Mondolfo in 1929. He was a parish priest between 1958 and 1970. He was elected Minister Provincial of the Province of March of the Conventual Franciscans. On 3 September 1975 he was appointed titular bishop of Massula and Auxiliary Bishop of Ancona-Numana. He was named Auxiliary Bishop of Jesi in 1977, and on 1 March 1978 he became Bishop of Jesi. He died on 20 May 2006, two months after his resignation of the bishopric. Find a Grave, "Rev. Oscar Serfilippi"; retrieved: 9 March 2019.
  81. ^ Rocconi was born at Corinaldo (Ancona) in 1949. From 1968 to 1973 he studied philosophy and theology at the regional seminary in Fano and Ancona. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Senigallia in 1973, where, from 1973 to 1986 he was Vice-Rector and then Rector of the seminary of Senigallia. From 1985 to 1997 he was a parish priest in Chiaravalle, and from 1992 to 1997 he was Vicar General of the diocese of Senigallia. He was named Bishop of Jesi by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 March 2006, and consecrated a bishop on 29 April 2006. CV: Diocesi di Jesi, "Il vescovo: S.E. Mons. Gerardo Rocconi"; retrieved: 28 February 2019. (in Italian)

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  • Diocesi di Jesi, Guida diocesana 2018 (Press the gray bar entitled "Scarica la Guida Diocesana"); retrieved: 5 March 2019.


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

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