Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado
|Archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado
Archidioecesis Urbinatensis-Urbaniensis-Sancti Angeli in Vado
|Area||781 km2 (302 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Cathedral||Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Urbino)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di S. Cristoforo Martire (Urbania)
Basilica Concattedrale di S. Michele Arcangelo (Sant'Angelo in Vado)
|Emeritus Bishops||Francesco Marinelli|
The Archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado (Latin: Archidioecesis Urbinatensis-Urbaniensis-Sancti Angeli in Vado) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in the Marche, central Italy, created in 1986. In that year the historical Archdiocese of Urbino was combined with the Diocese of Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado. In 2000 the archdiocese lost its status as metropolitan see, and it is now a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Pesaro. The current archbishop is Giovanni Tani, appointed in June 2011.
Urbino is the ancient Urbinum Mataurense, a Roman municipium. Urbino was held by the Ostrogoths from the late 5th century, but was captured by Belisarius (538). Under Pepin the Short it became part of the pontifical domain.
- Theodoricus, who in 1021 transferred the cathedral within the city (the ancient cathedral was outside);
- Blessed Mainardo (1057).
- Under Bishops Egidio (1288) and Carrado, O. S. A. (1309), Blessed Pelnigotto, a Franciscan Tertiary, and Blessed Clare of Rimini lived in the city.
- Marco Boncioni, (1342); Fra Bartolomeo Carusi, (1347), theologians.
- Under Francesco, (1379), the hermitage of the Gerolamini on Monte Cesana was established;
- Oddone Colonna (1380), later Pope Martin V;
- Gian Pietro Arrivabeni (1491), learned writer and restorer of discipline;
- Cardinal Gregorio Cortese, (1542);
- Felice Tiranni (1551), reformer of religious life.
In 1563 Pope Pius IV made Urbino a metropolitan see, with the following suffragans:
- diocese of Cagli
- diocese of Sinigaglia
- diocese of Pesaro
- diocese of Fossombrone
- diocese of Montefeltro
- diocese of Gubbio.
Under Antonio Giannotti (1578) the seminary was opened; Ascanio Maffei (1646) restored many churches; Ignazio Ranaldi (1819), restored the discipline of the seminary and the religious orders.