Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia-Pordenone
|Diocese of Concordia-Pordenone
Dioecesis Concordiensis-Portus Naonis
Concordia Sagittaria Cathedral
|Area||2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Cathedral||Cattedrale di S. Stefano Protomartire (Concordia Sagittaria)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di S. Marco (Pordenone)|
|Emeritus Bishops||Ovidio Poletto|
The Italian Catholic Diocese of Concordia-Pordenone (Latin: Dioecesis Concordiensis-Portus Naonis), historically Concordia Veneta, is suffragan of the Archdiocese of Venice. The name was changed in 1971.
Today there remain of the city only ruins and the ancient cathedral. During the fifth century the city was destroyed by Attila and again in 606 by the Lombards, after which it was never rebuilt. The eighty-nine martyrs of Concordia, who were put to death under Diocletian, are held in great veneration.
Its first known bishop is Clarissimus, who, at a provincial synod of Aquileia in 579, helped to prolong the Schism of the Three Chapters; this council was attended by Augustinus, later Bishop of Concordia, who in 590 signed the petition presented by the schismatics to Emperor Mauricius. Bishop Johannes transferred the episcopal residence to Caorle (606), retaining, however, the title of Concordia.
The medieval bishops seem to have resided near the ancient cathedral, and to have wielded temporal power, which, however, they were unable to retain. In 1587, during the episcopate of Matteo Sanudo, the episcopal residence was definitely transferred to Portogruaro.
- Cappelletti, Le chiese d'Italia (Venice, 1844), X, 417-75; Ann. eccl. (Rome, 1907), 418-23:
- Degani, La Diocesi di Concordia, notizie e documenti (San Vito, 1880)
- Zambaldi, Monumenti storici di Concordia (San Vito, 1840)