Ancient Diocese of Comminges

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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.

History[edit]

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 Africus (c. 540), who died in the Rouergue, is wrongly included among the bishops of Comminges. Among the bishops of Comminges were:

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.[1]

Bishops[edit]

To 1000[edit]

  • Suavis 506–?
  • Presidius 533–?
  • Amelius 549–?
  • Rufin 584–588
  • Abraham 788–?
  • Involatus 879–?
  • Oriol 980–?
  • Bertrand Roger 990–?

1000–1300[edit]

  • 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

1300–1500[edit]

  • 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

From 1500[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]