Ancient Diocese of Comminges
The former French Catholic diocese of Comminges existed at least from the sixth century, to the French Revolution. The seat of the bishops was at Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, now no more than a village, in the modern department of Haute-Garonne in south-west France. The territory of the old diocese now belongs to the archdiocese of Toulouse.
The earliest Bishop of Comminges we know of is Suavis, who assisted at the Council of Agde in 506; but Sidonius Apollinaris speaks of the persecutions suffered at the hands of the Arian Goths in the fifth century by the bishops of Comminges.
- Saint Bertrand of Comminges (1073–1123), grandson of William III, Count of Toulouse, previously archdeacon of Toulouse, who built the cathedral of Comminges and restored the town
- Bertrand de Goth (1295–99), who became pope under the name of Clement V
- Bertrand de Cosnac (1352–72), cardinal in 1372
- Amelius de Lautrec (1384–90), cardinal in 1385;
- Pierre de Foix (1422–64), cardinal in 1427
- John Cibo, who became pope in 1484 under the name of Innocent VIII, for a short time in 1467 held the title of Comminges
- Cardinal Amanieu d'Albret, who was Bishop of Comminges in 1504 and 1507
- Cardinal Carlo Caraffa, strangled in the pontificate of Pope Pius IV, was probably Bishop of Comminges about the middle of the sixteenth century
- Urban de Saint-Gelais, who in 1586, without outside assistance and with the help of a cannon which he caused to be brought from Toulouse, captured the town from the Huguenots.
In the church of St. Bertrand of Comminges baptism was administered with peculiar ceremonies: the baptismal water was kept in a large silver dove with wings displayed, and enclosed in a cupola surmounting the font; at the moment of baptizing the dove was lowered, by a pulley, over the head of the child and through its open beak the baptismal water was poured.
- Suavis 506–?
- Presidius 533–?
- Amelius 549–?
- Rufin 584–588
- Abraham 788–?
- Involatus 879–?
- Oriol 980–?
- Bertrand Roger 990–?
- Peter I. 1003–?
- Arnaud I. 1035–?
- William I. 1040–1055
- Bernhard II. 1056–?
- William II. 1068–?
- Olger (Ulger) ?–1073?
- Saint Bertrand 1073–1126
- Roger de Nuro 1126?–1153?
- Arnaud Roger 1153–1176
- Arsius (Arsenius) 1179–1188
- Raymond Arnaud 1188–1205
- Sperague (Hisparigus) 1205–1206
- Adhémar du Châtel 1207–1209
- Garcias de Lorte 1210–1217
- Grimoard I. 1217–1240
- Arnaud III. Roger 1241–1260
- Guillaume III. d'Audiran 1260–1263
- Bertrand II. de Miramont 1263–1286
- Guillaume IV. 1269–1274
- Bertrand III. 1276–?
- Raymond II. 1279–?
- Bertrand IV. 1282–1285
- Bertrand de Got 1295–1299
- Guillaume V. 1300–1300
- Boson de Salignac 1300–1315
- Pierre Vital de Millario 1317–1318
- Scot de Linières 1318–1325
- Guillaume de Cun 1325–1336
- Hugues I. de Castillon 1336–1351
- Bertrand (Mertrans?) VI. de Cosnac 1352–1374 (Cardinal from 1372)
- Guillaume VII. d'Espagne 1372–1382
- Amelius (Amelie) II. de Lautrec 1384–1390 (Cardinal from 1385)
- Menaud de Barbazan 1390–1421
- Pierre de Foix 1426–1437 (Cardinal from 1427)
- Grimoard (Grimoald) II. ?–1442
- Arnaud-Raymond V. d'Espagne 1446–1462
- Jean I. Cibo ?–1467
- Jean II. de Foix 1471–1501
- Gaillard de l'Hospital 1502–1515
- Jean III. de Mauléon 1523–1551
- Jean IV. Bertrand 1551–1555
- Charles Caraffa 1556–1560 (Cardinal)
- Pierre III. d'Albert 1561–1565
- Charles de Bourbon 1569–1579
- Urbain de Saint-Gelais de Lansac 1580–1613
- Gilles de Souvray 1614–1623
- Barthélemy de Donnadieu de Griet 1625–1637
- Hugues II. de Labatut 1638–1644
- Gilbert de Choiseul Duplessis Praslin 1644–1671
- Louis de Rechiègne Voisin de Guron 1671–1693
- Louis-François de Brezay de Denon-Ville 1693–1710
- Olivier-Gabriel de Lubières du Bouchet 1710–1740
- Antoine de Lastic 1740–1763
- Charles-Antoine-Gabriel d'Osmond de Médavy 1763–1785
- Antoine Eustache d'Osmont 1785–1807