Roman Catholic Diocese of Alba Pompeia

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Diocese of Alba
Dioecesis Albae Pompeiensis
Alba Cathedral, façade.jpg
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Turin
Statistics
Area 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
128,170
125,230 (97.7%)
Parishes 126
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giacomo Lanzetti
Emeritus Bishops Sebastiano Dho
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alba in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesidialba.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Alba Pompeia (Latin: Dioecesis Albae Pompeiensis) comprises eighty towns in the civilian Province of Cuneo and two in the Province of Asti.[1][2]

It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Turin.[3]

Bishops[edit]

Heading the list of the bishops of Alba is a St. Dionysius, of whom we are told that after serving there for some years he became Archbishop of Milan. He was the Dionysius who so energetically opposed Arianism and was exiled in the year 355 by the Emperor Constans. Papebroch[4] disputes the reliability of this tradition, since a bishop of that period was forbidden to leave his diocese for another. A list of nine early bishops of Alba, from another St. Dionysius (380) down to a Bishop Julius (553), was compiled from sepulchral inscriptions found in the cathedral of alba towards the end of the fifteenth century by Dalmazzo Berendenco, an antiquarian. Giovanni Battista De Rossi, however, on examination proved it a forgery.[5]

The first bishop of Alba of whose existence we are certain is Lampradius who was present at the synod held in Rome in 499 under Pope Symmachus.[6] In the series of bishops, Benzo of Alba is notable as an adversary of Pope Gregory VII and a partisan of the Empire in the struggle of the Investitures.[7]

Chronology[edit]

  • Dioniso (350 – 355)
  • Adelgiso (355)
  • Severo (391, 397)
  • Bruningo (419)
  • Alderico (443)
  • Lampadio I (460)
  • Manfredo (482, 483)
  • Venanzio I (503)
  • Oldarico (532)
  • Pietro I (563)
  • Venanzio II (593)
  • Guglielmo (627)
  • Vitelmo I (661)
  • Benedetto (680)
  • Lampadio II (801)
  • Sigifredo (829)
  • Pietro Penso II (850, 855)
  • Olderado or Ildrado (876)
  • Liutardo (901)
  • Vitelmo II (901)
  • Daiberto (938 – 983)
  • Flocardo or Fulcardo (960 – 985)
  • Costantino (997)
  • Oberto (1027)
  • Pietro Penso III or Benzone (1059)
  • Alberto (1061, 1074)
  • Pellegrino (1098)
  • Pietro IV
  • Robaldo (1125–1145)
  • Pietro V (1150–1158)
  • Rozone (1163)
  • Otto (1169–1177)
  • Federico (1180)
  • Bonifacio I (1185, 1188)
  • Gerardo (1191 or 1194 – 11xx, nominated bishop of Nola)
  • Ogerio (1192–1204)
  • Bonifacio II (1205, 1214)
  • Reinerio (1216–1226)
  • Sardo (1231)
  • Guglielmo Braida (1237–1253)
  • Monaco (1255–1260)
  • Gandolfo (1259–1262)
  • Simone (1261–1271)
  • Martino, O.F.M. (1276)
  • Bonifacio III (1283 − 1306)
  • Raimondo (1311–1321)
  • Guglielmo Isnardi (1321–1333, nominated archbishop of Brindisi)
  • Pietro Avogadro, O.P. (1334–1349)
  • Lazzarino Flisco or Fieschi (1350–1367)
  • Ludovico del Carretto (1369–1388)
  • Federico del Carretto (1389–1390)
  • Pietro del Carretto (1392)
  • Bonifacio IV (1398)
  • Francesco I del Carretto (1401–1406)
  • Aleramo del Carretto (1407–1409)
  • Francesco II del Carretto (towards 1413)
  • Giacomo del Carretto (1412–1418)
  • Beato Alerino Rembaudi (1419–1456)
  • Bernardo del Carretto (18 October 1456–1460)
  • Pietro del Carretto (1460–1482)
  • Andrea Novelli (1484)
  • Ippolito Novelli (1517 − 11 November 1530)
  • Antonio Mollo (1530–1532)
  • Giuliano Visconti (16 August 1532 – 27 August 1532) (bishop elect)
  • Marco Girolamo Vida, C.R.L. (6 February 1533 – 27 February 1566)
  • Leonardo Marino, O.P. (1566 − 1572 dimesso)
  • Vincenzo Marino (19 November 1572 – 25 February 1583)
  • Lelio or Aurelio Zimbramonti (28 March 1583 – 14 November 1583 nominated bishop of Casale Monferrato)
  • Ludovico Michelio (19 December 1583 – 27 April 1590)
  • Alberto Capriano (30 July 1590 – 23 January 1595)
  • Giovanni Anselmo Carminato (1 May 1597 – July 1604)
  • Francesco Pendasio (18 July 1605–1616)
  • Vincenzo Agnello Suardo (15 October 1616 – 13 September 1620 nominated bishop of Mantova)
  • Ludovico Gonzaga (1626–1633)
  • Francesco Gandolfo (10 January 1633 – 4 November 1638)
  • Paolo Brizio, O.F.M.Oss. (1642 − 2 November 1665)
  • Cesare Biandrà (29 December 1665 – 26 August 1666)
  • Vittorio Nicolino della Chiesa (1667 – 22 September 1691)
  • Gerolamo Ubertino Provana, C.R. (1692 – 28 July 1696)
  • Giuseppe Roero (27 March 1697 – 4 November 1720)
  • Francesco Vasco, O.C.D. (1727 – 31 December 1749)
  • Enrichetto Virginio (Raffaele Francesco) Natta, O.P. (22 July 1750 – 29 June 1768)
  • Giacinto Amedeo Vagnone (1770–1777 dimesso)
  • Giovanni Battista Pio Vitale (1791 – 1 February 1803 nominated bishop of Mondovì)
  • Giovanni Antonio Niccola (Nicola) (16 March 1818 – 12 January 1834)
  • Costanzo Michele Fea (1 February 1836 – 3 November 1853)
  • Eugenio Roberto Galletti (27 March 1867 – 5 October 1879)
  • Lorenzo Carlo Pampirio, O.P. (27 February 1880 – 24 May 1889 nominated archbishop of Vercelli)
  • Giuseppe Francesco Re (30 December 1889 – 17 January 1933)
  • Luigi Maria Grassi, B. (13 March 1933 – 5 April 1948)
  • Carlo Stoppa (27 December 1948 – 13 February 1965)
  • Luigi Bongianino (15 January 1970 – 6 June 1975 nominated bishop of Tortona)
  • Angelo Fausto Vallainc (7 October 1975 – 8 December 1986)
  • Giulio Nicolini (16 July 1987 – 16 February 1993 nominated bishop of Cremona)
  • Sebastiano Dho (dal 3 July 1993)

Parishes[edit]

The diocese has 126 parishes, all within the (civil) region of Piedmont. Three are in the Province of Asti and 123 in the Province of Cuneo.[8]

Piedmont[edit]

Province of Asti[edit]

Castagnole delle Lanze
S. Pietro in Vincoli e Madonna della Neve
S. Bartolomeo (San Bartolomeo Lanze)
Coazzolo
S. Siro

Province of Cuneo[edit]

Alba
Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo
Cristo Re
Divin Maestro
Immacolata Concezione
Madonna della Moretta
Natività di Maria SS.
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Margherita
S. Rocco
S. Rocco
S. Rocco
Santi Cassiano e Prontiniano e S. Giuseppe Operaio
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Albaretto della Torre
S. Sebastiano
Baldissero d’Alba
S. Caterina
Barbaresco
S. Giovanni Battista
Barolo
S. Donato
S. Ponzio
Benevello
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Borgomale
S. Eusebio
Bosia
S. Nazario
Bossolasco
S. Giovanni Battista
Bra
S. Vittore
Camo
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Canale
S. Defendente e Madonna del Carmine
S. Vittore
Castagnito
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Giuseppe
Castelletto Uzzone
Natività di Maria Vergine e S. Antonio Abate
Castellinaldo
S. Dalmazzo
Castiglione Falletto
S. Lorenzo
Castiglione Tinella
Beata Vergine del Buon Consiglio
S. Andrea
Castino
S. Margherita e S. Bovo
Ceresole Alba
Beata Vergine Assunta
S. Giovanni Battista
Cerreto Langhe
Santissima Annunziata e Madonna di Loreto
Cherasco
Maria Vergine Assunta
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Bartolomeo
S. Giovanni Battista e S. Gregorio
S. Grato
S. Martino
S. Pietro
S. Rocco
Cissone
S. Lucia
Corneliano d’Alba
Santi Gallo e Nicolò
Cortemilia
S. Michele
S. Pantaleo
Cossano Belbo
S. Giovanni Battista e S. Nicolao
Cravanzana
Santi Pietro e Vitale
Diano d’Alba
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Croce (Valle Talloria)
Feisoglio
S. Lorenzo
Gorzegno
S. Siro
Gottasecca
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Govone
S. Pietro
S. Secondo
SS. Annunziata
Grinzane Cavour
Maria Vergine del Carmine
Maria Vergine Immacolata
Guarene
Maria Vergine Assunta
Nostra Signora della Salute
Santi Pietro e Bartolomeo
La Morra
S. Giacomo
S. Maria
S. Martino
SS. Annunziata
Lequio Berria
S. Lorenzo e Angeli Custodi
Levice
S. Antonio Abate e Natività di Maria Vergine
Magliano Alfieri
S. Andrea
Santi Antonio e Maurizio
Mango
S. Donato
Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo
Monchiero
Beata Vergine del Rosario
Monforte d’Alba
Madonna della Neve
Santi Pietro e Paolo
Montaldo Roero
Madonna del Rosario
SS. Annunziata
Montà
S. Antonio Abate
S. Rocco
S. Vito e SS. Trinità
Montelupo Albese
Maria Vergine Assunta
Monteu Roero
S. Anna
S. Bernardo
S. Grato
S. Nicolao
Monticello d’Alba
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Grato
S. Ponzio
Narzole
Santi Bernardo Nazario e Celso
Neive
Patrocinio di S. Giuseppe e Nostra Signora delle Grazie
Santi Pietro e Paolo
Neviglie
S. Giorgio
Niella Belbo
S. Giorgio e Madonna della Neve
Novello
S. Michele
Pezzolo Valle Uzzone
S. Colombano
Santi Pietro e Bartolomeo
Piobesi d’Alba
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Pocapaglia
Beata Vergine del Buon Consiglio
Santi Giorgio e Donato
Priocca
S. Stefano
Roddi
Maria Vergine Assunta
Roddino
S. Margherita
Rodello
S. Lorenzo
Santa Vittoria d’Alba
Maria Vergine Assunta
S. Paola
Santo Stefano Belbo
S. Margherita
Sacro Cuore di Gesù
Santo Stefano Roero
S. Lorenzo e Nostra Signora delle Grazie
S. Maria del Podio
Serralunga d’Alba
S. Sebastiano
Serravalle Langhe
Maria Vergine Assunta
Sinio
S. Frontiano
Somano
S. Donato
Sommariva Perno
S. Giuseppe
Spirito Santo
Torre Bormida
Maria Santissima Assunta
Treiso
Maria Vergine Assunta
Trezzo Tinella
S. Antonio Abate
Verduno
S. Michele
Vezza d’Alba
S. Martino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Alba Pompeia - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ Official web site (in Italian)
  3. ^ Alba (Pompea) - From catholic-hierarchy.org
  4. ^ Acta Sanctorum, VI, 40.
  5. ^ Boll. di Arch. Crist., 1868, 45-47.
  6. ^ Mansi, VIII, 235, Mon. Germ. Hist., Auct. Antiq. XII, 400.
  7. ^ Orsi, "Un libellista del sec. XI", in "Rivista storica Italiana", 1884, p. 427.
  8. ^ chiesacattolica.it (Retrieved:2008-03-11 09:57:58 +0000)

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

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