Roman Catholic Diocese of Civita Castellana

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Diocese of Civita Castellana
Dioecesis Civitatis Castellanae
Duomo cattedrale di Civita Castellana.jpg
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 1,552 km2 (599 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
213,800 (95.1%)
Parishes 76
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 990
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Maggiore (Civita Castellana)
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Orte)
Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Gallese)
Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Anastasi (Nepi)
Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta in Cielo (Sutri)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Romano Rossi
Emeritus Bishops Divo Zadi

The Diocese of Civita Castellana (Latin: Dioecesis Civitatis Castellanae) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Latium, central Italy. It has existed in the current form since 1986, when the Diocese of Nepi e Sutri was united into the Diocese of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, dating from 1805 (the name change was made in 1991). It is immediately subject to the Holy See.[1]


The first known bishop of Civita Castellana is Crescentius. He discovered, in 998, the relics of Martianus and Johannes. In 1252 the diocese of Gallese was incorporated with that of Civita Castellana. Reestablished in 1562, Gallese was again suppressed in 1573.

In 1437 the diocese was united with the diocese of Orte. Orte (Orta, the ancient Horta) is some distance north of Rome.

Thirty-eight bishops of Civita Castellana are known previous to its union with Orte. Subsequent bishops include:


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


Co-cathedral in Nepi (left) Co-cathedral in Sutri (right)

Coordinates: 42°17′N 12°24′E / 42.283°N 12.400°E / 42.283; 12.400