Roman Catholic Diocese of Caltanissetta

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Diocese of Caltanissetta

Dioecesis Calatanisiadensis
CathedralCaltanisetta.jpg
Cathedral in Caltanissetta
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical provinceAgrigento
Statistics
Area1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
166,874
164,000 (est.) (98.3%)
Parishes56
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established25 May 1844 (174 years ago)
CathedralCattedrale di S. Maria La Nova
Secular priests102 (diocesan)
13 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMario Russotto
Map
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Website
www.diocesicaltanissetta.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Caltanissetta (Latin: Dioecesis Calatanisiadensis) is in Sicily, It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Agrigento.[1]

History[edit]

Caltanissetta once belonged to the diocese of Girgenti, but was created an episcopal see by Gregory XVI, in 1844. At that time it was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Monreale. The first bishop was Antonio Stromillo.

The immense cavern of Caltabillotta is famous on account of the legend of a great dragon, driven away by the holy hermit Peregrinus when he chose that spot for a life of penance.[2]

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External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 37°29′00″N 14°04′00″E / 37.4833°N 14.0667°E / 37.4833; 14.0667