Roman Catholic Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo

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Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo
Dioecesis Soranus-Cassinensis-Aquinatensis-Pontiscurvi
Cattedrale di Sora.JPG
Sora Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 1,426 km2 (551 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
154,855
151,932 (98.1%)
Parishes 144
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Sora)
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale degli SS. Costanzo e Tommaso d’Aquino (Aquino)
Concattedrale di S. Bartolomeo Apostolo (Pontecorvo)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo
Emeritus Bishops Luca Brandolini, C.M.
Website
www.diocesisora.it

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo (Latin: Dioecesis Soranus-Cassiensis-Aquinatensis-Pontiscurvi) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy.[1]

The Diocese of Sora originated in the 3rd century. On June 27, 1818, it was united with the Diocese of Aquino and Pontecorvo[2] as the Diocese of Aquino, Sora and Pontecorvo, from September 30, 1986 known as the Diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo. It is immediately subject to the Holy See.

On October 23, 2014, the lands of the territorial Abbey of Montecassino which were not part of the abbey proper were transferred by Pope Francis to this diocese. It was then renamed to its current one. The various religious institutions involved in this transfer included 53 parishes.[3]

The seat of the bishop is the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (Italian: Santa Maria Assunta) in Sora. The former cathedrals in Pontecorvo and Aquino Cathedral are now ranked as co-cathedrals. The current Bishop of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo is Gerardo Antonazzo, who was ordained a bishop on April 8, 2013 by Pope Francis.

List of bishops of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Portecorvino". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  2. ^ dating from 1725; the previous diocese of Aquino had been established in the 5th century
  3. ^ "Vatican Press Release". Abbey of Montecassino. October 23, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 41°43′00″N 13°37′00″E / 41.7167°N 13.6167°E / 41.7167; 13.6167