Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo

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Archdiocese of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
Archidioecesis Potentina-Murana-Marsicensis
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Potenza Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
Statistics
Area 1,634 km2 (631 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
152,000
151,200 (99.5%)
Parishes 61
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th century
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)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
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)[1][2]
Emeritus Bishops Agostino Superbo (resignation accepted by Pope Francis on Monday, October 5, 2015)
Website
www.diocesipotenza.it

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.[3][4] The joint diocese was then a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Salerno.

History[edit]

Potenza was destroyed by the Emperor Frederick II, and was rebuilt by Bishop Oberto in 1250, to be destroyed again by Charles of Anjou. On 21 December 1857, it was greatly damaged by an earthquake.

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).[5]

  • 490: Established as Diocese of Potenza (Potentinus)[4]
  • 27 Jun 1818: United with Diocese of Marsico Nuovo to form Diocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo[3]
  • 1973 Feb 11: Promoted as Archdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo[3]
  • 1973 Mar 31: Gained territory from Diocese of Campagna[4]
  • 1976 Sep 08: Gained territory from Diocese of Acerenza, Diocese of Rapolla and Territorial Abbacy of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni[4]
  • 1986 Sep 30: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo (Potentinus–Muranus–Marsicensis) and gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Marsico Nuovo and the Diocese of Muro Lucano[4]
  • 1998 Jan 25: Gained territory from Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia[4]

Bishops and Archbishops[edit]

Diocese of Potenza[edit]

Erected: 490
Latin Name: Potentinus
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Acerenza e Matera

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Diocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo[edit]

United: 27 June 1818 with Diocese of Marsico Nuovo
Latin Name: Potentinus et Marsicensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Acerenza

  • Giuseppe Maria Botticelli, O.F.M. (21 Feb 1820 - 19 Apr 1822 Confirmed, Bishop of Gallipoli)
  • Pietro Ignazio Marolda, C.SS.R. (19 Apr 1822 - 19 May 1837 Confirmed, Bishop of Pozzuoli)
  • Michelangelo Pieramico (12 Feb 1838 - Sep 1862 Died)
  • Antonio Maria Fanìa, O.F.M. (27 Mar 1867 - 23 Jan 1880 Died)
  • Luigi Carvelli (23 Jan 1880 - 3 Jul 1882 Appointed, Bishop of Mileto)
  • Tiberio Durante (25 Sep 1882 - 31 Oct 1899 Died)
  • Ignacio Monterisi (19 Apr 1900 - 17 Feb 1913 Died)
  • Roberto Achille Razzòli, O.F.M. (27 Aug 1913 - 27 Apr 1925 Died)
  • Augusto Bertazzoni (30 Jun 1930 - 30 Nov 1966 Retired)
  • Aureliano Sorrentino (30 Nov 1966 - 4 Jun 1977 Appointed, Archbishop of Reggio Calabria)

Archdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo[edit]

Elevated: 1973 Feb 11
Latin Name: Potentinus et Marsicensis

  • Giuseppe Vairo (3 Dec 1977 - 19 Jan 1993 Retired)

Archdiocese of Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo[edit]

United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Muro Lucano
Latin Name: Archidioecesis Potentinus-Muranus-Marsicensis

  • Ennio Appignanesi (19 Jan 1993 - 9 Jan 2001 Retired)
  • Agostino Superbo (9 Jan 2001 - 5 Oct 2015 Retired)
  • Salvatore Ligorio (5 Oct 2015 - )

Notes[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. 

Coordinates: 40°38′00″N 15°48′00″E / 40.6333°N 15.8000°E / 40.6333; 15.8000