Roman Catholic Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia

The diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia (Latin: Dioecesis Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerina) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Umbria, central Italy. It was created in 1983, when the Diocese of Amelia was united to the Diocese of Terni and Narni. The latter had been in turn created in 1907, when the Diocese of Narni was united to the historical Diocese of Terni.[1][2] The diocese is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastic province.

Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia

Dioecesis Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerina
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Terni Cathedral
Ecclesiastical provinceImmediately subject to the Holy See
Area871 km2 (336 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
156,100 (98.9%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established2nd century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Terni)
Co-cathedralConcattedrale di S. Giovenale (Narni)
Concattedrale di S. Firmina (Amelia)
Current leadership
BishopGiuseppe Piemontese
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Co-cathedral in Narni


Terni is the ancient Interamna Nahars of the Umbrians, and the cathedral, and other churches, are built on the sites of pagan temples. After the Lombard invasion, Terni belonged to the Duchy of Spoleto, and with the latter, came into the Pontifical States. It was at Terni that Pope Zacharias entered into the agreement with King Luitprand for the restitution of the cities of Bieda, Orte, Bomarzo, and Amelia to the Duchy of Rome.

It is believed that the gospel was preached at Terni by Saint Peregrinus, about the middle of the second century. Saint Valentinus has a basilica outside the city. There were other martyrs from this city, among them Saints Proculus, Ephebus, Apollonius, and the holy virgin Agape.

In the time of Totila, the Bishop of Terni, Saint Proculus, was killed at Bologna, and Saint Domnina and ten nuns, her companions, were put to death at Terni itself. After the eighth century Terni was without a bishop until 1217, in which year the diocese was re-established.

Among its bishops were:

Among its saints:


Diocese of TerniEdit

Latin Name: Interamnensis
Erected: 2nd Century


Diocese of Terni e NarniEdit

Latin Name: Interamnensis et Narniensis
United: 12 April 1907 with the Diocese of Narni
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

Diocese of Terni, Narni, e AmeliaEdit

Latin Name: Interamnensis, Narniensis et Amerinus
United: 13 September 1983 with the Diocese of Amelia

Diocese of Terni-Narni-AmeliaEdit

Latin Name: Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerinus
Name Changed: 30 September 1986


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia". Retrieved June 16, 2018. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia (Italy)". Retrieved June 16, 2018. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  3. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Narni and Terni
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Eubel, Konrad (1914). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. II (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 168. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 213. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 210. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  7. ^ a b c d e Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. pp. 228–229. (in Latin)

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 42°34′N 12°39′E / 42.567°N 12.650°E / 42.567; 12.650