Diocese of Policastro
The Italian Catholic diocese of Policastro, in Campania, existed until 1986. In that year it was united into the diocese of Teggiano-Policastro. The diocese was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Salerno.
San Pietro Poppa Carbone (1079), a Benedictine of Cava de' Tirreni, resigned after governing the diocese for a short while, and was succeeded by Arnaldo. In 1211 the Emperor Frederick II wished to give this see to his physician, Jacopo, but Pope Innocent III appointed another bishop, claiming Frederick had disregarded the candidate of the chapter. An unclear situation resulted.
Other bishops of Policastro were:
- Gabriele Atilio (1471), a Latin poet;
- Urbano Felicio (1630), who held a synod, and was the author of several works;
- Filippo Jacobio (1652) remodelled the episcopal palace of Orsaca, where the bishops usually reside;
- Vincenzo de Sylva, O.P. (1672) was besieged in his palace of Orsaca by Count Fabrizio Carafa;
- Tommaso della Rosa (1679);
- Antonio della Rosa (1705).