Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinerolo

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Diocese of Pinerolo
Dioecesis Pineroliensis
110525 Pinerolo Duomo di Pinerolo CS (101).jpg
Pinerolo Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Turin
Statistics
Area 1,440 km2 (560 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
100,250
80,000 (79.8%)
Parishes 62
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 23 December 1748
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Donato
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Piergiorgio Debernardi
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinerolo in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesipinerolo.it

The Diocese of Pinerolo (Latin: Dioecesis Pineroliensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in the province of Turin of Piedmont, Northern Italy. It is a suffragan of the archbishopric of Turin.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Pinerolo’s episcopal see was originally an abbey nullius. It was founded in 1064 by Adelaide, Princess of Susa, in Abbadia Alpina. In the tenth century it belonged to the Marca di Torino (March of Turin) and was governed by the abbots of Pinerolo, even after the city had established itself as a commune (1200). From 1235, however, Amadeus IV of Savoy exercised over the town a kind of protectorate which, in 1243, became absolute, and was exercised thereafter either by the house of Savoy.

Pinerolo was made a diocese in 1748, at the request of Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, its first prelate being G. B. d'Orlié.

In 1805, conformably with the wish of Napoleon I Bonaparte, the diocese was united with the bishopric of Saluzzo, but in 1817 it was re-established as an independent episcopal see.

Those of its churches deserving mention are the cathedral (which dates from the ninth century, and has a beautiful campanile) and San Maurizio, a beautiful Gothic church, from the belfry of which there is a superb view of the Alps and of the sub-Alpine plain.

Parishes[edit]

The 62 parishes are all within the Piedmontese province of Turin[1]

Piedmont[edit]

Province of Turin[edit]

Angrogna
S. Lorenzo
Bibiana
S. Marcellino
Bobbio Pellice
S. Maria Assunta
Bricherasio
S. Maria Assunta
S. Michele (San Michele)
Buriasco
S. Michele
Nostra Signora del Buon Rimedio (Appendini)
Campiglione-Fenile
S. Giovanni Battista (Campiglione Fenile)
Santi Gervasio e Protasio (Fenile)
Cantalupa
S. Maria Assunta
Fenestrelle
S. Luigi Ix
S. Giusto (Mentoulles)
Frossasco
S. Donato
Inverso Pinasca
S. Francesco di Sales
Luserna San Giovanni
S. Cuore di Gesù
S. Giacomo
S. Giovanni Battista
Lusernetta
S. Antonio
Macello
S. Maria Maddalena
Osasco
Natività di Maria Vergine
Perosa Argentina
S. Genesio
S. Giuseppe
Perrero
S. Maria Maddalena
S. Martino (San Martino)
Invenzione di S. Croce (Trossieri)
Pinasca
S. Maria Assunta
S. Antonio (Grandubbione)
S. Rocco (Pinasca-Dubbione)
Pinerolo
Cuore Immacolato di Maria
Madonna di Fatima
S. Donato nella Cattedrale
S. Leonardo Murialdo
S. Luigi Ix
S. Maurizio
Santi Michele e Lorenzo
Spirito Santo
S. Verano (Abbadia Alpina)
S. Marco (Baudenasca)
S. Maria della Neve (Pascaretto)
S. Barbara (Riva di Pinerolo)
S. Maddalena (Talucco)
Pomaretto
S. Nicolao
Porte
S. Michele
Pragelato
S. Maria Assunta (La Ruà)
S. Lorenzo (Traverses)
Prali
S. Lorenzo (Rodoretto)
S. Giovanni Battista (Villa di Rodoretto)
Pramollo
Natività di Maria Vergine (Rue)
Prarostino
S. Bartolomeo
Roletto
Natività di Maria Vergine
Roure
S. Stefano (Castel del Bosco)
S. Giovanni Battista (Villaretto)
Salza di Pinerolo
Natività di Maria Vergine
San Germano Chisone
S. Germano
S. Carlo Borromeo (Inverso Porte)
San Pietro Val Lemina
Santi Pietro e Paolo
San Secondo di Pinerolo
S. Secondo
S. Maria Assunta (Miradolo)
Torre Pellice
S. Martino
Usseaux
S. Pietro
Villar Pellice
S. Maurizio
Villar Perosa
S. Pietro in Vincoli

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Source: chiesacattolica.it ([Retrieved:2008-03-12 14:37:02 +0000)

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