Roman Catholic Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro

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Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro
Dioecesis Dianensis-Policastrensis
Cattedrale Teggiano.jpg
Teggiano Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Statistics
Area 1,986 km2 (767 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
117,200
116,400 (99.3%)
Parishes 81
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 21 September 1850
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Maggiore e S. Michele Arcangelo (Teggiano)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Policastro Bussentino)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio De Luca, C.Ss.R.
Website
www.diocesiteggiano.org
Co-cathedral in Policastro Bussentino

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro (Latin: Dioecesis Dianensis-Policastrensis), in Campania, has existed since 1986. In that year the Diocese of Diano-Teggiano was united with the diocese of Policastro. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno.[1]

History[edit]

Pope Pius IX established the episcopal see at Diano, 29 September 1850, at the instance of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. He ordered the bishop of Capaccio to fix his residence in the town of Diano; thenceforth the see was to be known as Capaccio and Diano. But under the second bishop, Domenico Fanello (1858-83), Capaccio was again separated from Diano and united with the Diocese of Vallo, in which town the bishop now resides. In 1882 Diano received the name of Teggiano.[2]

The current bishop is Antonio De Luca

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article

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