Roman Catholic Diocese of Teano-Calvi

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Diocese of Teano-Calvi
Dioecesis Theanensis-Calvensis
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Statistics
Area 663 km2 (256 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
83,000
81,200 (97.8%)
Parishes 70
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di San Giovanni ante Portam Latinam (Teano)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Calvi)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Arturo Aiello
Website
www.diocesiteanocalvi.it

The Diocese of Teano-Calvi (Latin: Dioecesis Theanensis-Calvensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples. The historic Diocese of Teano and Diocese of Calvi were united in 1818, forming the diocese of Calvi e Teano.[1]

History[edit]

Calvi[edit]

Calvi is the ancient Cales or Calenum, not far from Capua. Towards the end of the fifth century it was certainly a bishopric, since Valerius, Bishop of Calenum, was present at the Roman Council held by Pope Symmachus in 499. Destroyed in the 9th century by the Saracens, it was rebuilt by Atenulf I of Capua, at which time, probably, the see was re-established. It certainly had a bishop at the end of the eleventh century.

Among the bishops were:

Teano[edit]

Teano is a former fief of the Gaetani. Its first bishop was supposedly Paris of Teano (d. 346), ordained by Pope Sylvester I; according to tradition, Saint Urbanus and Saint Amasius were bishops of Teano in the fourth century.[2]

Notes[edit]

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