Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicotera-Tropea

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Tropea Catehdral

The former Italian Catholic diocese of Nicotera-Tropea, in Calabria, existed until 1986. In that year it was united into the diocese of Mileto, to form the diocese of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea. It was a suffragan diocese of the archbishopric of Reggio di Calabria.[1][2]

History[edit]

Nicotera, the ancient Medama, is in the Province of Catanzaro; it was destroyed by the earthquake of 1783. Its first known bishop was Proculus, to whom, with others, a letter of pope Gregory the Great was written in 599. With the exception of Sergius (787), none of its bishops is known earlier than 1392. Under Bishop Charles Pinti, the city was pillaged by the Ottoman Turks.

In 1818, it was united on equal terms with the Diocese of Tropea, founded in the 7th century. In the town center at Tropea there is still a cathedral, restored after its destruction by the earthquake of 1783. Here the Greek Rite was formerly used. Only three bishops before the Norman conquest are known; the first, Joannes, is referred to the year 649; among its other prelates was Nicolò Acciapori (1410), an eminent statesman.

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Nicotera[edit]

Erected: 6th Century
Latin Name: Nicotriensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria

Diocese of Nicotera e Tropea[edit]

United: 27 June 1818 with the Diocese of Tropea
Latin Name: Nicotriensis et Tropiensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria

  • Giovanni Battista Tomasuolo (21 Dec 1818 Confirmed - 21 Jun 1824 Resigned)
  • Nicola Antonio Montiglia (27 Sep 1824 Confirmed - 30 Nov 1826 Died)
  • Mariano Bianco (9 Apr 1827 Confirmed - 30 Sep 1831 Confirmed, Archbishop of Amalfi)
  • Michele Franchini (2 Jul 1832 Confirmed - 24 May 1854 Died)
  • Filippo de Simone (23 Mar 1855 Confirmed - 13 Dec 1889 Died)
  • Domenico Taccone-Gallucci (13 Dec 1889 Succeeded - 21 Jul 1908 Resigned)
  • Giuseppe Maria Leo (23 Jun 1909 - 17 Jan 1920 Appointed, Archbishop of Trani e Barletta e Nazareth e Bisceglie)
  • Felice Cribellati, F.D.P. (9 Jun 1921 - 1 Feb 1952 Died)
  • Agostino Saba (25 Aug 1953 - 16 Mar 1961 Appointed, Archbishop of Sassari)
  • Giuseppe Bonfigioli (29 Mar 1961 - 9 Nov 1963 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Siracusa)
  • Vincenzo De Chiara (11 Jul 1973 - 5 Mar 1979 Retired)
  • Domenico Tarcisio Cortese, O.F.M. (15 Jun 1979 - 30 Sep 1986 Appointed, Bishop of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea)

30 September 1986 - Suppressed and United with the Diocese of Mileto to form the Diocese of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Nicotera e Tropea" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Nicotera" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 14, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Camillo Baldi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 15, 2016
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