Roman Catholic Diocese of Civita Castellana
|Diocese of Civita Castellana
Dioecesis Civitatis Castellanae
Civita Castellana Cathedral
|Ecclesiastical province||Immediately subject to the Holy See|
|Area||1,552 km2 (599 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|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)
|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.
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.
Thirty-eight bishops of Civita Castellana are known previous to its union with Orte. Subsequent bishops include:
- Angelo Pichinoli (1486), nuncio to Hungary;
- Angelo Gozzadini (1621)
- Gianfrancesco Tenderini (1736).