Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales-Terralba

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Diocese of Ales-Terralba
Dioecesis Uxellensis-Terralbensis
Ales Dom Fassade.jpg
Ales Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Oristano
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oristano
Area 1,494 km2 (577 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
100,866 (99.6%)
Parishes 57
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 7th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Ss. Pietro e Paolo (Ales)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo (Terralba)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giovanni Dettori
Emeritus Bishops Antonino Orrù

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ales-Terralba (Latin: Dioecesis Uxellensis-Terralbensis) is located in Sardinia, Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Oristano.[1]


Gregory the Great alludes to the episcopal see of Ales (anciently Uselli), in his letter to Januarius of Cagliari in 591. After this nothing is to be found about it until 1147, when the name of Bishop Rello appears in a diploma. The local traditions of Terralba have preserved the memory of a Bishop Mariano, who erected the cathedral about 1144.

The diocese of Ales and diocese of Terralba were united by Pope Julius II, in 1503.[2]


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article

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