Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
|Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
|Ecclesiastical province||Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo|
|Area||1,634 km2 (631 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Cathedral||Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Gerardo Vescovo (Potenza)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta o S. Giorgio (Marsico Nuovo)
Concattedrale di S. Nicola (Muro Lucano)
|Archbishop||Salvatore Ligorio (appointed by Pope Francis on Monday, October 5, 2015; formerly, Archbishop of the nearby non-metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Matera-Irsina, based in Matera, Italy and Irsina, Italy, and a suffragan see of this Archdiocese)|
|Emeritus Bishops||Agostino Superbo (resignation accepted by Pope Francis on Monday, October 5, 2015)|
The Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo (Latin: Archidioecesis Potentina-Murana-Marsicensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Basilicata, southern Italy, created in 1986. In that year the Diocese of Muro Lucano was united into the Archdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, which had been elevated to an archdiocese in 1973, and made a metropolitan see in 1976. The historical Diocese of Potenza was united with the Diocese of Marsico Nuovo in 1818. The joint diocese was then a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Salerno.
The town claims that it was evangelized by Saint Peter; Saint Aruntius and his companions suffered martyrdom there under Maximian. The first known bishop was Amandus (about 500). Other bishops were Saint Gerardo della Porta (1099-1119) - to whom the cathedral, built by Bishop Oberto and restored by Giovanni Andrea Serra (1783–99), is dedicated - and Achille Caracciolo (1616).
- Catholic Hierarchy page
- Catholic Encyclopedia article, Marsico Nuovo and Potenza