Roman Catholic Diocese of Bosa

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The Diocese of Bosa was a Roman Catholic diocese in Sardinia that was founded in 1612 and merged into the diocese of Alghero-Bosa in 1986.[1][2]

It is asserted by some that the see was originally at Calmedia, but was transferred to Bosa after the destruction of the former town; also, that the first bishop was Saint Emilius, sent thither by Saint Peter and martyred in 70 AD but there is no historical evidence.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, in one of his letters, speaks of a Bishop of Bosa, without mentioning the bishop's name.[3] In 1073 Costantino de Castro, Bishop of Bosa, who according to an inscription had built Bosa Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, was appointed Metropolitan of Torres by Saint Gregory VII. Among the most illustrious bishops of this see are numbered the learned Cardinal Giovanni Casanova (1424); G. Francesco Fara (1591), author of the first (but very inaccurate) history of Sardinia; and Serafino Esquirro, a learned theologian, who had been General of the Servites (1677).


Diocese of Bosa[edit]

Erected: 5th Century
Latin name: Bosanensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Sassari

30 September 1986: United with the Diocese of Alghero to form the Diocese of Alghero-Bosa


  1. ^ "Diocese of Bosa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Bosa" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  3. ^ Diocese of Bosa - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 118. 
  5. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Battista de Aquena" David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Francisco Camps de la Carrera y Molés" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 7, 2017

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

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