Roman Catholic Diocese of Nardò-Gallipoli

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Diocese of Nardò-Gallipoli
Dioecesis Neritonensis-Gallipolitana
Cattedrale di Nardò.jpg
Nardò Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Lecce
Statistics
Area 587 km2 (227 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
206,071
204,093 (99%)
Parishes 72
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 January 1413 (601 years ago)
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale di S. Agata Vergine
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Fernando Filograna
Website
www.diocesinardogallipoli.it
Gallipoli Cathedral

The Diocese of Nardò-Gallipoli (Latin: Dioecesis Neritonensis-Gallipolitana) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in southern Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lecce.[1]

History[edit]

On 13 January 1413, Pope Gregory XII established the Diocese of Nardò.[2][3] It was united to the Diocese of Gallipoli, which had been established in the 6th Century, by Blessed John Paul II on 30 September 1986.[4]

Bishop's since 1986[edit]

  • Aldo Garzia † (30 Sep 1986 - 17 Dec 1994 Died)
  • Vittorio Fusco † (12 Sep 1995 - 11 Jul 1999 Died)
  • Domenico Caliandro (13 May 2000 - 20 Oct 2012 Appointed, Archbishop of Brindisi-Ostuni)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Nardò". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Nardò–Gallipoli". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Nardò–Gallipoli". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Diocese of Gallipoli". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-11.