Roman Catholic Diocese of Pozzuoli

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Diocese of Pozzuoli
Dioecesis Puteolana
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Area 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
527,490 (98.4%)
Parishes 69
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta
Secular priests 93 (diocesan)
46 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gennaro Pascarella
Emeritus Bishops Silvio Padoin

The Diocese of Pozzuoli (Latin: Dioecesis Puteolanus) is a Roman Catholic bishopric in Campania, southern Italy. It is a suffragan of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples,[1][2] like its other neighbor dioceses, Aversa and Ischia. In 2013 in the diocese of Pozzuoli there was one priest for every 3,794 Catholics.


The diocese of Pozzuoli was founded around 100 AD.[citation needed]

Proculus, Acutius, Eutyches and Artemas were martyrs of Pozzuoli, and St. Januarius of Benevento and his companions suffered martyrdom here.

In 1207, it gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Cuma (Italy).

Major churches[edit]

Its cathedral episcopal see is a Minor Basilica in Pozzuoli, Basilica Cattedrale di S. Procolo Martire, devoted to the local martyr Proculus of Pozzuoli.

Its Co-Cathedral in Monterusciello is the Concattedrale di S. Paolo Apostolo, devoted to St. Paul the Apostle.

It also has a Pro-Cathedral in Pozzuoli, Procattedrale di Santa Maria della Consolazione, devoted to Our Lady of Consolation, and a ruined former cathedral, also in Pozzuoli, which was devoted to regional saint S. Maximo di Cuma.


The bishops St. Celsus and St. Joannes did govern the diocese before the fourth century. In the 4th century the bishop of this see was Florentius, against whom Pope Damasus was compelled to seek the assistance of the emperors. Bishop St. Theodorus died in 435; Julianus was pontifical legate to the Robber Council of Ephesus in 449. The Bishop Stephanus, whom Cappelletti names at this period, should be referred to the 7th century, or later.

Diocese of Pozzuoli[edit]

Latin Name: Dioecesis Puteolanus
Erected: 1st Century
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Naples



  1. ^ "Diocese of Pozzuoli" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Pozzuoli" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Benedicto Sánchez de Herrera" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 29, 2016


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 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°49′00″N 14°07′00″E / 40.8167°N 14.1167°E / 40.8167; 14.1167