Roman Catholic Diocese of Pozzuoli

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Diocese of Pozzuoli
Dioecesis Puteolana
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Area 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
502,700 (98.4%)
Parishes 68
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gennaro Pascarella
Emeritus Bishops Silvio Padoin

The Diocese of Pozzuoli (Latin: Dioecesis Puteolanus) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples.[1]


The bishops St. Celsus and St. Joannes did govern the diocese before the fourth century.

Proculus, Acutius, Eutyches, and Artemas were martyrs of Pozzuoli, and St. Januarius of Benevento and his companions suffered martyrdom here.

In the 4th century the bishop of this see was Florentius, against whom Pope Damasus was compelled to seek the assistance of the emperors. Bishop St. Theodorus died in 435; Julianus was pontifical legate to the Robber Council of Ephesus in 449. The Bishop Stephanus, whom Cappelletti names at this period, should be referred to the 7th century, or later.


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page

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