Roman Catholic Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo

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Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo
Dioecesis Aliphana-Caiacensis o Caiatina
Cattedrale di Alife.jpg
Alife Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Statistics
Area 580 km2 (220 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
70,500
70,200 (99.6%)
Parishes 44
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Alife)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta (Caiazzo)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Valentino Di Cerbo
Website
www.diocesi-alife-caiazzo.it

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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Notes[edit]

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