Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno

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Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Archidioecesis Salernitanus-Campaniensis-Acernensis
Salerno 2013-05-17 09-37-10.jpg
Salerno Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Statistics
Area 1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
552,000
540,000 (97.8%)
Parishes 163
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 6th century
Cathedral Cattedrale-Basilica di S. Matteo (Salerno)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale-Basilica di S. Maria della Pace (Campagna)
Concattedrale di S. Donato (Acerno)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Luigi Moretti
Emeritus Bishops Gerardo Pierro
Website
www.diocesisalerno.it
Co-cathedral in Campagna (left) Co-cathedral in Acerno

The Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno (Latin: Archidioecesis Salernitanus-Campaniensis-Acernensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. The historic Archdiocese of Salerno was in existence from the tenth century, having been elevated from a sixth-century diocese. The Diocese of Acerno was combined with the archdiocese in 1818.[1]

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Luigi Moretti, until then the vice-gerent of the Vicariate of Rome, as Archbishop, succeeding Archbishop Gerardo Pierro.

History[edit]

Gaudentius was bishop in 499. Other bishops were: Asterius, who went to Constantinople with Pope Agapitus in 534; St Gaudiosus (eighth century); Petrus (834), formerly Bishop of Canusio, who took refuge at Salerno when the Saracens destroyed his capital, and built the Church of San Giovanni Battista; Bernardus (850), who restored several buildings.

In the eighth century the city of Salerno was in the power of the Lombard dukes of Benevento. In 984 Salerno became an archiepiscopal see, the first archbishop being Amato. Other archbishops were:

From 1818 Salerno had for suffragans the diocese of Capaccio e Vallo, diocese of Policastro, diocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, and diocese of Nusco.

The See of Acerno, which appears a diocese since 1136, is united with it; among its bishops was the Franciscan Antonio Bonito (1493).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia, XX (Venice, 1857);

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 40°41′00″N 14°46′00″E / 40.6833°N 14.7667°E / 40.6833; 14.7667