Diocese of Alatri

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The former Italian Catholic diocese of Alatri existed until 1986, when it was united into the diocese of Anagni-Alatri.[1] Comprising historically seven towns close to Rome, it was under the immediate jurisdiction of the Holy See.


Local legends place the conversion of Ferentino, Alatri, and neighboring towns in the apostolic age. A named bishop of Alatri is Paschasius (551), who accompanied Pope Vigilius to Constantinople on the occasion of the controversy of the Three Chapters.

In the church of St. Mary Major in Alatri was preserved a wooden statue of the Madonna, an example of Roman art of the twelfth century.[2]


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ See Fogolari, Sculpture in legno del secolo XII, in L'Art, 1903, I, IV; also Venturi, Storia dell' arte Italiana, III, 382.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Alatri". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.  The entry cites:
    • Ferdinando Ughelli, Italia Sacra (Venice, 1722), I, 288;
    • Cappelletti, Le chiese de Italia (Venice, 1866), VI, 433;
    • Orlandi, Compendiose notizie sacre e profane delle città d'Italia (Perugia, 1770), I.