Roman Catholic Diocese of Termoli-Larino
|Diocese of Termoli-Larino
Cathedral of Termoli
|Area||1,424 km2 (550 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Cathedral||Termoli Cathedral (Termoli)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Venafro)|
|Bishop||Gianfranco De Luca|
The Italian Catholic diocese of Termoli-Larino (Latin: Dioecesis Thermularum-Larinensis) has existed since 1986. In that year the diocese of Larino was united into the historic diocese of Termoli, in existence since the tenth century. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano.
Termoli is first mentioned as a diocese in 946, when Benefetto, an usurper of the episcopal see, was forced to withdraw by order of Pope Agapitus II. The earliest known legitimate Catholic bishop was Scio (969).
Among his successors were:
- Jacopo Cini, O. P. (1379), author of a commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard;
- Domencio Girada (1381), a Servite theologian;
- Fedrico Merzio (1602), a collaborator of Baronius.
In 1818 this see was united with the diocese of Guardia Alferia, a small town near Cerrato, which had its first bishop in 1075 and its last in 1775.
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