Roman Catholic Diocese of Grosseto

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Diocese of Grosseto
Dioecesis Grossetana
Cattedrale di Grosseto.jpg
Grosseto Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
Statistics
Area 1,239 km2 (478 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
128,338
122,464 (95.4%)
Parishes 50
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 9 April 1138
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rodolfo Cetoloni
Emeritus Bishops Giacomo Babini
Map
Italy Tuscany Diocese map Grosseto.svg
Website
www.diocesi.grosseto.it

The Diocese of Grosseto (Latin: Dioecesis Grossetana) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Italy, a suffragan of the archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino, in Tuscany.[1] Its current bishop is Rodolfo Cetoloni.[2]

Rusellæ was an episcopal city from the fifth century. St. Gregory the Great commended to the spiritual care of Balbinus, Bishop of Rusellæ, the inhabitants of Vetulonia.[3]

In 1138 pope Innocent II transferred the see to Grosseto and Rolando, the last Bishop of Roselle, became the first Bishop of Grosseto.

From 1858 to 1867, for political and economical reasons, the see remained vacant.

Bishops of Grosseto[edit]

  • Sebastiano Perissi † (28 May 1700 Appointed - Nov 1701 Died)
  • Giacomo Falconetti, O.P. † (15 Jan 1703 Appointed - Apr 1710 Died)
  • Bernardino Pecci † (15 Dec 1710 Appointed - 1 Jun 1736 Died)
  • Antonio Maria Franci † (6 May 1737 Appointed - 10 Apr 1790 Died)
  • Fabrizio Selvi † (17 Jun 1793 Appointed - 1837 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Domenico Francesco Mensini † (2 Oct 1837 Appointed - 29 Apr 1858 Died)
  • Anselmo Fauli, O. Carm. † (22 Feb 1867 Appointed - 28 Jan 1876 Died)
  • Giovanni Battista Bagala Blasini † (3 Apr 1876 Appointed - 2 Mar 1884 Died)
  • Bernardino Caldajoli † (2 Mar 1884 Succeeded - 1907 Died)
  • Ulisse Carlo Bascherini † (8 Jul 1907 Appointed - 8 Mar 1920 Retired)
  • Gustavo Matteoni † (8 Mar 1920 Appointed - 3 Mar 1932 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Siena)
  • Paolo Galeazzi † (16 Sep 1932 Appointed - 10 Aug 1971 Died)
  • Primo Gasbarri † (16 Oct 1971 Appointed - 22 Jan 1979 Resigned)
  • Adelmo Tacconi † (23 Mar 1979 Appointed - 20 Jul 1991 Retired)
  • Angelo Scola (20 Jul 1991 Appointed - 14 Sep 1995 Resigned)
  • Giacomo Babini (13 Jul 1996 Appointed - 17 Nov 2001 Resigned)
  • Franco Agostinelli (17 Nov 2001 Appointed - 29 Sep 2012 Appointed, Bishop of Prato)
  • Rodolfo Cetoloni (18 May 2013 - Appointed)

References[edit]

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