Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve

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Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve
Archidioecesis Perusina-Civitatis Plebis
Catedral de perugia.jpg
Perugia Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Perugia-Città della Pieve
Statistics
Area 1,900 km2 (730 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
232,500
229,500 (98.7%)
Parishes 154
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 2nd century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo (Perugia)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di Ss. Gervasio e Protasio (Città della Pieve)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti[1]
Auxiliary Bishops Bishop-elect Paolo Giulietti
Emeritus Bishops Giuseppe Chiaretti
Website
www.diocesi.perugia.it

The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Latin: Archidioecesis Perusina-Civitatis Plebis) was historically the Diocese of Perugia. It became the Archdiocese of Perugia in 1882, but without suffragans. It acquired suffragan dioceses in 1972. It was united in 1986 with the Diocese of Città della Pieve.[2]

History[edit]

In the martyrologies are found the names of the martyrs Constantius (Constantinus, whom some believe to have been a bishop), Florentius, and Felicissimus, who died at Perugia. Under the Emperor Decius one Decentius was bishop, according to the tradition; but the first bishop of whom there is any certain knowledge was St. Herculanus, killed by King Totila in 546; many admit there were two bishops and saints of this name, of whom the first is said to have died either in one of the great persecutions or under Julian the Apostate (Cappelletti).

St. Herculanus was succeeded by

  • Joannes, who consecrated Pope Pelagius I (566);
  • Aventius (591);
  • Laurentius (649);
  • Benenatus (679);
  • St. Asclepiodorus (about 700), whose relics were later taken to Metz;
  • Conon (998) and Andreas (1033), who had various controversies with the abbots of San Pietro;
  • Joannes (1105), who consecrated the monastery of Monte Corona;
  • Vivianus, who was present at the council of 1179;
  • Giovanni (1206), who gave a convent to St. Francis;
  • Salvio de' Salvi (1231), a learned prelate, who restored Santo Stefano, the ancient cathedral;
  • Francesco Poggi, O. Min. (1312), who built S. Domenico nuovo;
  • Andrea Bontempi (1339), a cardinal, and legate general of Umbria;
  • Andrea Giovanni Baglione (1434), who filled several convents with reformed religious;
  • Dionisio Vannucci (1482), who erected the altar of the chapel del Sacro Anello;
  • Giovanni Lopez (1492), a cardinal who enjoyed influence under Pope Alexander VI;
  • Trilo Baglione (1501), deposed by Alexander VI for having taken up arms against Cesare Borgia and restored to his see by Pope Julius II;
  • Antonio Ferreri (1506), who suspected by Julius II died in the Castle of S. Angelo in 1508;
  • Cardinal Agostino Spinola (1510), under whom the canons of the cathedral, who since the twelfth century had lived according to the Rule of St. Augustine, were relieved of that rule;
  • Jacopo Simonetti (1535), a cardinal;
  • Fulvio Corneo (1550), reformer of the diocese and founder of the seminary;
  • Ippolito Corneo (1553), who established a house of reform, and a monastery for poor young men;
  • Giulio Oradini (1562), who founded a college for clerks;
  • Napoleone Comitoli (1591), the founder of other charitable institutions;
  • M. Ant. Ausidei (1726), who embellished the cathedral;
  • Alessandro M. Odoardi (1776), a zealous prelate, who discovered the body of St. Costanzo;
  • Camillo Campanelli (1804), who took the oath of allegiance to Napoleon;
  • Carlo Filesio Cittadini (1818), against the Provisional Government of 1831, who saved the city from pillage at that time;
  • Gioacchino Pecci (1846), who became Pope Leo XIII, and who made Perugia an archdiocese without suffragans.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-announces-names-of-new-cardinals
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page

External links[edit]

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