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Roman Catholic Diocese of Isernia-Venafro

The Italian Catholic diocese of Isernia-Venafro (Latin: Dioecesis Aeserniensis-Venafrensis) in Molise, is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano. In 1852 the historic diocese of Isernia was combined with the diocese of Venafro, to form the diocese of Isernia e Venafro.[1][2] The seat of the present bishop is Isernia Cathedral, while Venafro Cathedral has become a co-cathedral in the new diocese.

Diocese of Isernia-Venafro

Dioecesis Aeserniensis-Venafrensis
Isernia, Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo, facciata.jpg
Cathedral of Isernia
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical provinceCampobasso-Boiano
Statistics
Area740 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
63,000
60,000 (95.2%)
Parishes48
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established5th Century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo (Isernia)
Co-cathedralConcattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Venafro)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVacant see (Sede vacante); Bishop Salvatore Visco was appointed Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Capua on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, by Pope Francis
Bishops emeritusAndrea Gemma, F.D.P.
Website
www.iserniavenafro.net


HistoryEdit

After the Lombard invasions Isernia was the seat of a countship, founded by the Duke of Benevento. It was destroyed by the Saracens in the ninth century, and in 1199 was sacked by Marcolvaldo, the vicar of the deceased Emperor Henry VI. In 1805 it was visited by a severe earthquake, which ruined the ancient cathedral.

The epoch of the saintly Bishop Benedict is doubtful, though the existence of the episcopal see in the fifth century is certain.

In 1032 the Diocese of Venafro (formerly the seat of Roman country residences), which had its own bishops from the fifth century, was united to Isernia, and in 1230 it was again separated.

BishopsEdit

Diocese of IserniaEdit

Erected: 5th Century

  • Cristoforo Maroni (1387 – 18 Dec 1389 Appointed, Cardinal-Priest of San Ciriaco alle Terme Diocleziane)
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Diocese of Isernia e VenafroEdit

United: 19 June 1852 with Diocese of Venafro

  • Antonio Izzo (23 Feb 1872 – 24 Oct 1879 Died)
  • Agnello Renzullo (27 Feb 1880 – 23 Jun 1890 Appointed, Bishop of Nola)
  • Francesco Paolo Carrano (4 Jun 1891 – 16 Jan 1893 Appointed, Archbishop of L'Aquila)
  • Nicola Maria Merola (12 Jun 1893 – 24 Sep 1915 Died)
  • Nicola Rotoli, O.F.M. (28 Mar 1916 – 27 Apr 1932 Died)
  • Francesco Pietro Tesauri (13 Mar 1933 – 25 May 1939 Appointed, Archbishop of Lanciano e Ortona)
  • Alberto Carinci (25 Mar 1940 – 28 Apr 1948 Appointed, Bishop of Boiano-Campobasso)
  • Giovanni Lucato, S.D.B. (21 Jun 1948 – 1 May 1962 Died)
  • Achille Palmerini (11 Jul 1962 – 7 Apr 1983 Retired)
  • Ettore Di Filippo (7 Apr 1983 – 28 Oct 1989 Appointed, Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano)
  • Andrea Gemma, F.D.P. (7 Dec 1990 – 5 Aug 2006 Retired)
  • Salvatore Visco (5 Apr 2007 – 30 Apr 2013 Appointed, Archbishop of Capua)
  • Camillo Cibotti (8 May 2014 – )

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Isernia-Venafro" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David m. Cheney. Retrieved January 30, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Isernia-Venafro" GCatholic. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved January 30, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d Eubel, Konrad (1914). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. II (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 169. (in Latin)
  4. ^ a b c d e Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 214. (in Latin)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 211.
  6. ^ "Bishop Paolo De Curtis, C.R." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016

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AcknowledgmentEdit

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

Coordinates: 41°36′00″N 14°14′00″E / 41.6000°N 14.2333°E / 41.6000; 14.2333