Diocese of Larino
The Italian Catholic diocese of Larino, in the province of Campobasso, Southern Italy, existed until 1986. In that year it was united into the diocese of Termoli-Larino. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Benevento.
Larino is a mile from the site of the ancient Larinum, destroyed by war and epidemic, and is first mentioned as an episcopal see in 668.
Among the bishops were
- Saint Pardus, traditionally named as the first bishop and said to have died in 650;
- Giovanni Leone (1440), canonist and theologian;
- Fra Giacomo de' Petruzzi, a philosopher;
- Belisario Baldovino (1555), present at the Council of Trent, founder of the seminary and episcopal palace;
- the Oratorian Gian Tommaso Eustachi (1612);
- Carlo M. Pianetti (1706), who restored the cathedral, with its marble façade;
- Gian Andrea Tri (1726), historian of Larino.