Roman Catholic Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo
|Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo
Dioecesis Aliphana-Caiacensis o Caiatina
|Area||580 km2 (220 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Cathedral||Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Alife)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta (Caiazzo)|
|Bishop||Valentino Di Cerbo|
The Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo (Latin: Dioecesis Aliphana-Caiacensis o Caiatina) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. In that year the historic Diocese of Alife was united with the Diocese of Caiazzo. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples.
The old diocese of Alife was made up of twelve communes in the province of Caserta, Archbishopric of Benevento. The name of a Bishop of Alife appears for the first time among the signatories of the Roman Synod of 499, in the time of Pope Symmachus (Clarus episcopus Ecclesiœ Allifanœ subscripsi); see "Monumenta Germaniæ Historica," auct. Antiquiss., XII, 400.