Roman Catholic Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro

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Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro
Dioecesis Arretinus-Cortonensis-Biturgensis seu Burgi Sancti Sepulchri
Arezzo-Cattedrale.JPG
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Florence
Statistics
Area 3,425 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
305,000
290,000 (95.1%)
Parishes 244
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Ss. Donato e Pietro (Arezzo)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Cortona)
Concattedrale di S. Giovanni Evangelista (Sansepolcro)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Riccardo Fontana
Map
Italy Tuscany Diocese map Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro.svg
Website
www.diocesiarezzo.it

The Italian Catholic diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro has existed since 1986. In that year the historic diocese of Arezzo was combined with the diocese of Cortona and the diocese of Sansepolcro, the enlarged diocese being suffragan of the archdiocese of Florence.[1][2]

History[edit]

Arezzo was the see of a diocese in Tuscany, directly dependent on the Holy See. Tradition says it was converted by Saint Romulus, afterwards Bishop of Fiesole, a disciple of St. Paul.

It became a bishopric about 304, under Saint Satyrus. Saint Donatus, his successor, is patron of Arezzo Cathedral, also dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The first eight bishops have become venerated as saints.

From 1023 to 1036 the bishop was Theodaldus, who invited Guido of Arezzo to train the cathedral singers of the plainchant. The humanist Gentile de' Becchi was bishop 1473-97.

Pope Clement XII, while his nephew Cardinal Guadagni was Bishop of Arezzo, conceded to it in perpetuo archiepiscopal insignia, the pallium and double cross.

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Arezzo[edit]

Erected: 3rd Century
Latin Name: Arretinus
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

...
  • Raffaele Sansone Riario (7 Jul 1488 - 5 Nov 1511 Resigned)
  • Cosimo de' Pazzi (17 Apr 1497 - 5 Jul 1508 Appointed, Archbishop of Florence)
  • Gerolamo Sansoni (5 Nov 1511 - 19 Nov 1519 Appointed, Bishop of Lodi)
  • Ottaviano Maria Sforza (19 Nov 1519 - 1525 Resigned)
  • Francesco Minerbetti (6 Mar 1525 - 1538 Resigned)
  • Bernardetto Minerbetti (6 Feb 1538 - 16 Sep 1574 Died)
  • Stefano Bonucci (1 Oct 1574 - 2 Jan 1589 Died)
  • Pietro Usimbardi (9 Jan 1589 - 28 May 1612 Died)
  • Antonio Ricci (bishop) (27 Jun 1611 - 20 Dec 1637 Died)
  • Tommaso Salviati (1 Mar 1638 - 15 Oct 1671 Died)
  • Neri Corsini (8 Feb 1672 - 7 Mar 1677 Resigned)
  • Alessandro Strozzi (8 Mar 1677 - 19 Oct 1682 Died)
  • Giuseppe Ottavio Attavanti (24 May 1683 - 9 Jan 1691 Died)
  • Giovanni Matteo Marchetti (19 Dec 1691 - Sep 1704 Died)
  • Benedetto Falconcini (15 Dec 1704 - 6 Mar 1724 Died)
  • Giovanni Antonio Guadagni, O.C.D. (20 Dec 1724 - 4 Nov 1732 Resigned)
  • Francesco Guidi (19 Jan 1733 - 15 Feb 1734 Appointed, Archbishop of Pisa)
  • Carlo Filippo Incontri (5 May 1734 - 26 Jul 1753 Died)
  • Jacopo Gaetano Nicolò Inghirami (17 Mar 1755 - 20 May 1772 Died)
  • Angelo Franceschi (13 Nov 1775 - 28 Sep 1778 Appointed, Archbishop of Pisa)
  • Niccolò Marcacci (14 Dec 1778 - 1 Jan 1799 Died)
  • Agostino Albergotti (20 Sep 1802 - 6 May 1825 Died)
  • Sebastiano Maggi (9 Apr 1827 - 3 Apr 1839 Died)
  • Attilio Fiascaini (30 Jan 1843 - 25 Nov 1860 Died)
  • Giuseppe Giusti (22 Feb 1867 - 1891 Resigned)
  • Donnino Donnini (14 Dec 1891 - 18 Oct 1904 Died)
  • Giovanni Volpi (14 Nov 1904 - 3 Jul 1919 Resigned)
  • Emanuele Mignone (18 Dec 1919 - 23 Dec 1961 Died)
  • Telesforo Giovanni Cioli, O. Carm. (23 Dec 1961 Succeeded - 11 Apr 1983 Retired)
  • Giovanni D'Ascenzi (11 Apr 1983 - 8 Jun 1996 Retired)

Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro[edit]

30 September 1986: United with the Diocese of Cortona and the Diocese of Sansepolcro
Latin Name: Arretinus-Cortonensis-Biturgensis seu Burgi Sancti Sepulchri
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Florence

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016

External links[edit]

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

Co-cathedrals[edit]

Cortona Cathedral (left) Sansepolcro Cathedral (right)