Diocese of Feltre
The Italian Catholic diocese of Feltre, in the Veneto existed from 1462 to 1818. It was then united into the diocese of Belluno e Feltre. It had previously had an independent existence, up to 1197.
The first Bishop of Feltre whose date can be fixed is Fonteius, who in 579 took part in a council in Aquileia and in 591 dedicated a book to Emperor Mauritius. Drudo of Camino (1174) was the first bishop of the united sees of Belluno and Feltre, the latter being their residence of the bishop. The twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries were filled with civil strife.
In 1462, at the request of the Venetian Republic, the two dioceses were separated. Among the Bishops of Feltre after the separation were:
- Teodoro Lelio (1462), papal publicist and nuncio;
- Angelo Faseolo (1464), who was appointed on many legations in connection with the Crusade against the Turks;
- Lorenzo Campeggio (1512), nuncio to England during the time of Henry VIII, later made cardinal and transferred (1520) to Bologna.
- His nephew Tommaso Campeggio, who was nuncio several times.
- Agostino Gradenigo (1610);
- Zerbino Lugo (1640);
- Giovanni Bortoli (1748), professor of canon law at Padua.
- http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/df201.html, http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dbefe.html
- Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S. Pietro sino ai nostri giorni (1843), p. 273.
- Catholic Encyclopedia article