Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Frascati

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Suburbicarian See of Frascati
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Frascati Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Diocese of Rome
Area 168 km2 (65 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
116,200 (95.6%)
Parishes 23
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo
Secular priests 30
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Tarcisio Bertone
Raffaello Martinelli (diocesan bishop)
Emeritus Bishops Giuseppe Matarrese
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The Diocese of Frascati (Lat.: Tusculana) is a suburbicarian see of the Holy Roman Church and a diocese of the Catholic Church in Italy, based at Frascati, near Rome. The bishop of Frascati is a Cardinal Bishop; from the Latin name of the area, the bishop has also been called Bishop of Tusculum. The bishopric in fact moved from Tusculum at the end of the twelfth century. Until 1962, the Cardinal-Bishop was concurrently the diocesan bishop of the see in addition to any curial duties he possessed.

Relationships during the 17th century[edit]

Like other dioceses close to Rome, Frascati became a bishopric of choice for Cardinals of powerful papal families during the 17th century; a period known for its unabashed nepotism. Frascati Bishops of that era were significantly intertwined:


To 1200[edit]

  • Sisinnius (732)
  • Nicetas (743-745)
  • Pietro (761)
  • Giorgio (826)
  • Pietro (853-869)
  • Leo (879)
  • Lunisso (963-968)
  • Benedetto (998-999)
  • Leo (?) (1004)
  • Johannes Homo (1015)
  • Domenico (1024–1036)
  • Giovanni (1044)[1]
  • Pietro (before 1057 - after 1062)
  • Giovanni (1065–1071)
  • Giovanni Minuto (1073–1094)
  • Bovo (1099)
  • Giovanni Marsicano (1100–1119)
  • Divizzo (Divitius, Denys, Dionysius, Divizo, Denigo) (1121–1122)
  • Gilles of Paris (1123–1139), obedience of antipope Anacletus II 1130-1138[2]
  • Imar (or Icmar), Benedictine (1142–1161)[3]
    • Teobaldo (1162), pseudocardinal
  • Ugo Pierleoni (1166)
    • Martino (or Marino) (1167-1174/78), pseudocardinal
  • Odon de Soissons (1170–1171)
  • Pietro da Pavia (1179 — 1182)




From 1800[edit]

From 1900[edit]

Titular Cardinal-Bishops[edit]

Bishops of Frascati[edit]


  1. ^ Source for the period 1044-1130: Rudolf Hüls, Kardinäle, Klerus und Kirchen Roms: 1049–1130, Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom 1977, p. 138-143
  2. ^ Source for the period 1130-1182: Johannes M. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalskollegiums von 1130-1181, Berlin 1912, p. 134
  3. ^ Some sources say that Hugh de Saint-Victor was cardinal-bishop of Frascati 1139-1140/41 but Brixius, p. 91-92 indicates that he should be eliminated from that list

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