Roman Catholic Diocese of Alessandria

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Diocese of Alessandria
Dioecesis Alexandrinus Statiellorum
Alessandria piazzaduomo.jpg
Location
Country  Italy
Ecclesiastical province Vercelli
Statistics
Area 740 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
162,900
151,100 (approx.) (92.7%)
Parishes 75
Information
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1175
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo
Patron saint Saint Baudolino [1]
Secular priests 74 (diocesan)
18 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Guido Gallese
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alessandria in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesialessandria.it

The Diocese of Alessandria (Latin: Dioecesis Alexandrinus Statiellorum) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is a suffragan of the diocese of Vercelli.[2] [3]

History[edit]

In 1168, in response to the aggression of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, the leaders of Milan, Cremona and Piacenza, established a new town in order to discomfit Frederick's ally Pavia. Seeking support for their undertaking, they sent ambassadors to Pope Alexander III (1159–1181), announcing that they had named the new city in his honor and begging for his support.[4] Alessandria was made a see in 1175 by Pope Alexander III, with territory removed from the diocese of Acqui. The clergy of Acqui objected, of course, and, at a vacancy in the bishopric of Alessandria, they sometimes attempted to elect a bishop of their own; the Papacy was therefore faced with the need to sort out conflicts between the Chapter of Alessandria and the Chapter of Acqui.[5]

In a Brief of 30 January 1176, he declared that he had selected Alessandria's first bishop, though he did so without any prejudice to the rights of the Chapter for the future to elect their bishop, just as the other suffragans of Milan did.[6]

The diocese was suppressed in 1213 by Pope Innocent III, due to their support of the Emperor Otto IV.[7] It was restored in 1240 by Pope Gregory IX as part of his strategy to defeat Frederick II.[8] The territory of the diocese of Acqui was united with that of Alessandria until 1405, when Acqui again received its own bishop.[9] The diocese was suppressed in 1803, as part of the effort on the part of the Papacy to regularize the situation after the liquidation of the "Cisalpine Republic", which had been created in northern Italy by General Napoleon Bonaparte. Alessandria was re-established as independent in 1817. It was vacant from 1854 to 1867.[10]

List of Bishops[edit]

1175 Arduino[11]
1176–1180 Ottone
1180–1187 Uberto
1187–1213 Ugo Tornielli
1213 See vacant
1235–1280 Bonifacio
1280–1300 Ascherio
1300–1321 Bertolino or Bartolomeo dal Pozzo
1321–1347 Odone Guasco
1347–1351 Antonio Guasco
1351–1375 Francesco dal Pozzo
1375–1400 Franceschino dal Pozzo
1400–1405 Arpino Colli
1405–1416 Bertolino Beccari (appointed by Innocent VII of the Roman Obedience)[12]
1417–1432 Michele Mantegazza (appointed by Pope Martin V)
1443–1457 Marco Marinoni (Marco Marinone)
1458–1478 Marco de Capitaneis (also known as Marco Cattaneo)
1478–1509 Gian Carlo San Giorgio (also known as Giovanni Antonio Sangiorgio)
1509–1517 Alessandro Guasco
1518–1534 Pallavicino Visconti
1534–1565 Ottaviano Guasco
1565–1568 Girolamo Gallarati
1569–1571 Agostino Baglione
1571–1584 Guarnero Trotti
1584–1598 Ottavio Pallavicini[13]
1598–1610 Pietro Giorgio Odescalchi
1611–1640 Erasmo Paravicini
1641–1643 Francesco Visconti
1644–1659 Deodato Scaglia
1659–1680 Carlo Ciceri[14]
1680–1694 Alberto Mugiasca
1695–1704 Carlo Ottaviano Guasco
1704–1706 Filippo Maria Resta
1706–1727 Francesco Arborio di Gattinara
1727–1729 Carlo Vincenzo Ferreri (resigned on becoming a Cardinal)[15]
1730–1743 Gian Mercurino Antonio Gattinara (also known as Giovanni Mercurino Arborio di Gattinara)
1744–1755 Giuseppe Alfonso Miroglio[16]
1757–1786 Giuseppe Tomaso de Rossi[17]
1788–1794 Carlo Giuseppe Pistone[18]
1796–1803 Vincenzo Maria Mossi de Morano[19]
1805–1816 Gian Crisostomo Villaret (also known as Jean-Chrysostome de Villaret)[20]
1818–1832 Alessandro d'Angennes[21] (promoted Archbishop of Vercelli)
1833–1854 Dionigi Andrea Pasio (also known as Dionisio-Andrea Pasio)
1867–1872 Giacomo Antonio Colli[22]
1874–1897 Pietro Giocondo Salvaj (Salvai) di Govone
1897–1918 Giuseppe Capecci[23]
1918–1921 Giosuè Signori[24] (promoted Archbishop of Genoa)
1922–1945 Nicolao (Nicola) Milone
1945–1964 Giuseppe Pietro Gagnor, O.P.
1965–1980 Giuseppe Almici[25]
1980–1989 Ferdinando Maggioni
1989–2007 Fernando Charrier
2007–2011 Giuseppe Versaldi
since 2012 Guido Gallese

Parishes[edit]

The diocese has 75 parishes, all within the Piedmontese province of Alessandria.[26] In 2012, there was one priest for every 1,641 Catholics.

Alessandria
Cuore Immacolato di Maria
Madonna del Buon Consiglio
Madonna del Suffragio
Nostra Signora del Carmine
S. Alessandro
S. Baudolino
S. Giovanni Evangelista
S. Giuseppe Artigiano
S. Lorenzo
S. Maria della Sanità
S. Maria di Castello
S. Paolo
S. Pietro
S. Pio V
S. Rocco
S. Stefano
Santi Apostoli
SS. Annunziata
Natività di Maria (Cantalupo)
Beata Vergine Assunta (Casalbagliano)
S. Rocco (Cascinagrossa)
S. Giorgio (Castelceriolo)
Nostra Signora di Fatima (Litta Parodi)
S. Bartolomeo (Lobbi)
SS. Nome di Maria (Mandrogne)
Beata Vergine del Rosario (San Giuliano Nuovo)
Beata Vergine Assunta (San Giuliano Vecchio)
S. Michele (San Michele)
Beata Vergine Immacolata (Spinetta Marengo)
Natività di Maria (Spinetta Marengo)
S. Bartolomeo (Valle San Bartolomeo)
Beata Vergine Assunta (Valmadonna)
S. Varena (Villa del Foro)
Alluvioni Cambiò
S. Carlo
S. Anna (Grava)
Bassignana
S. Stefano
S. Maria della Neve (Fiondi)
Beata Vergine Assunta (Mugarone)
Borgoratto Alessandrino
Beata Vergine Assunta
Bosco Marengo
Santi Pietro e Pantaleone
S. Maria Maddalena (Levata)
S. Michele Arcangelo (Quattro Cascine)
Capriata d’Orba
S. Pietro
Carentino
Beata Vergine Assunta
Casal Cermelli
Beata Vergine Assunta
S. Antonio Da Padova
Castellazzo Bormida
S. Carlo
S. Maria
S. Martino
Castelspina
Beata Vergine Assunta
Felizzano
Santi Michele e Pietro
Frascaro
S. Nicolao
Frugarolo
S. Felice
Gamalero
S. Lorenzo
S. Rocco (San Rocco)
Isola Sant’Antonio
S. Antonio Da Padova
Montecastello
S. Maria di Ponzano
Oviglio
S. Felice
Pasturana
S. Martino
Pecetto di Valenza
S. Maria
Pietra Marazzi
S. Martino
S. Germano (Pavone d’Alessandria)
Piovera
S. Michele Arcangelo
Predosa
Natività di Maria
Beata Vergine Assunta (Castelferro)
S. Lorenzo (Mantovana)
Quargnento
S. Dalmazio
Rivarone
Natività di Maria
Solero
S. Perpetuo
Tassarolo
S. Nicolao
Valenza
Nostra Signora della Pietà
S. Antonio
S. Eusebio
S. Maria Maggiore
Sacro Cuore di Gesù

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saints.SQPN.com
  2. ^ "Diocese of Alessandria (della Paglia)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Alessandria " GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 25, 2016
  4. ^ Cappelletti, pp. 531-534. Ughelli, IV, pp. 312-313.
  5. ^ Fedele, p. 68.
  6. ^ Ughelli, IV, pp. 314-315.
  7. ^ Cappelletti, pp. 544-546.
  8. ^ Cappelletti, pp. 546-548.
  9. ^ Cappelletti, pp. 547-550.
  10. ^ John Joseph à Becket. "Alessandria della Paglia." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. Retrieved: 2016-10-4. (confused and confusing)
  11. ^ Arduin was a Roman and an Apostolic Subdeacon. Ughelli, IV, p. 321. Fedele, pp. 66-67.
  12. ^ Eubel, I, p. 83.
  13. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of March 6, 1591
  14. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of September 2, 1686
  15. ^ Ferreri was appointed by Pope Benedict XIII in consistory on 6 July 1729; his red biretta was sent to him on 16 July; he received the red hat on 22 December. Ritzler, V, p. 39, with note 3. He died on 9 December 1742. The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical Dictionary - Consistory of July 6, 1729
  16. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 75. Miroglio was Doctor in utroque iure ('Doctor of Canon and Civil Law') (Sapienza, 1744). He was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV on 16 March 1744, and consecrated by him on 22 March.
  17. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 75. De Rossi was Doctor in utroque iure ('Doctor of Canon and Civil Law') (Turin, 1737). He was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV on 18 July 1757, and consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Guidoboni Cavalchini on 25 July.
  18. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 75. Pistone was Doctor in utroque iure ('Doctor of Canon and Civil Law') (Turin, 1764). He was appointed by Pope Pius VI on 15 September 1788, and consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Hyacinthe Gerdil on 21 September.
  19. ^ Ritzler, VI, p. 75. Mossi was Doctor in utroque iure ('Doctor of Canon and Civil Law') (Turin, 1773). He was Eleemosynary to the King of Sardinia, and was nominated by him to the bishopric. He was appointed by Pope Pius VI on 27 June 1796 at the age of 44, and consecrated in Rome on 10 July by Cardinal Giulio Maria della Somaglia. He resigned the See of Alessandria on 29 May 1803, and was appointed titular Bishop of Side (Turkey) on 26 June 1805.
  20. ^ He had been nominated by the Emperor Napoleon I to be Commissary for Ecclesiastical Affairs in Piedmont.
  21. ^ Luigi Bignelli (1869). Biografia di Monsignor Alessandro Reminiac de'Marchesi d'Angennes, arcivescovo di Vercelli. Con notizie storiche di sua famiglia, etc. (in Italian). Torino. 
  22. ^ Colli had been Canon of the Cathedral of Novara.
  23. ^ Renato Lanzavecchia (1999). Storia della Diocesi di Alessandria (in Italian). Alessandria editrice. pp. 338–351. 
  24. ^ Renato Lanzavecchia (1999). Storia della Diocesi di Alessandria (in Italian). Alessandria editrice. pp. 351 ff. 
  25. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  26. ^ chiesacattolica.it (retrieved:2008-03-11 12:43:17 +0000)

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acknowledgment[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Alessandria della Paglia". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 44°54′00″N 8°37′00″E / 44.9000°N 8.6167°E / 44.9000; 8.6167