Roman Catholic Diocese of Teano-Calvi
|Diocese of Teano-Calvi
|Area||663 km2 (256 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Cathedral||Cattedrale di San Giovanni ante Portam Latinam (Teano)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Calvi)|
The Diocese of Teano-Calvi (Latin: Dioecesis Theanensis-Calvensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples. The historic Diocese of Teano and Diocese of Calvi were united in 1818, forming the diocese of Calvi e Teano.
Calvi is the ancient Cales or Calenum, not far from Capua. Towards the end of the fifth century it was certainly a bishopric, since Valerius, Bishop of Calenum, was present at the Roman Council held by Pope Symmachus in 499. Destroyed in the 9th century by the Saracens, it was rebuilt by Atenulf I of Capua, at which time, probably, the see was re-established. It certainly had a bishop at the end of the eleventh century.
Among the bishops were:
- Odoardo, who assisted at the Council of Lyons (1245) and vigorously opposed Emperor Frederick II, his sovereign, who, on his return, had him killed;
- Niccolò Fortiguerra (became bishop in 1458)
- Francisco de Borja (bishop from August 19, 1495—June 5, 1508)
Teano is a former fief of the Gaetani. Its first bishop was supposedly Paris of Teano (d. 346), ordained by Pope Sylvester I; according to tradition, Saint Urbanus and Saint Amasius were bishops of Teano in the fourth century.