Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto

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Suburbicarian Diocese of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto
Poggio Mirteto-Cattedrale dell'Assunta.jpg
Cathedral in Poggio Mirteto
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Rome
Area 918 km2 (354 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
182,478 (92.7%)
Parishes 82
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5th century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Poggio Mirteto)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Liberatore Vescovo e Martire (Magliano Sabina)
Secular priests 77 (diocesan)
29 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ernesto Mandara

The Diocese of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto (originally Sabina) (Lat.: Sabinensis-Mandelensis) a suburbicarian see of the Holy Roman Church (which means it carries the rare rank of cardinal-bishop) and a diocese of the Catholic Church in Italy in the Roman province of the Pope.


Sabina has been the seat of such a bishopric since the 6th century, though the earliest names in the list of bishops may be apocryphal.

The official papal province of Sabina was established under Pope Paul V in 1605.

Since 1842 the Cardinal Bishop of Sabina also bears the title of Territorial Abbot of Farfa.

Since 1925, the cardinalatial Titular Church of Sabina has been united to that of Poggio Mirteto, and officially named Sabina e Poggio Mirteto, since 1986 Sabina–Poggio Mirteto. The current Cardinal-Bishop is Giovanni Battista Re, while the Ordinary of the Diocese is Bishop Ernesto Mandara.

Cardinal-bishops of Sabina[edit]

If ?, century or c. is given, exact years or dates have not yet been found for his tenure.

To 1000[edit]

  • Pietro (778 to before 799)
  • Issa (or Jesse) (799 to before 804)
  • Teodoro (804 to before 826)
  • Samuele (826 before 853)
  • Sergio (853–868, or before 879)
  • Leone (879 to before 928)
  • Gregorio (928 to before 948)
  • Anastasio (948 to before 963)
  • Giovanni (963to before 984)
  • Giovanni (984 to before 993)
  • Domenico (993)
  • Benedetto (999)
  • Rainiero (999–1011)

1000 to 1300[edit]




Cardinal-bishops of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto[edit]



  1. ^ Source for the period 1011-1130: Rudolf Hüls, Kardinäle, Klerus und Kirchen Roms: 1049–1130, Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom 1977, p. 125-129
  2. ^ Hüls, p. 3-4; Hans Walter Klewitz, Reformpapsttum und Kardinalkolleg, Darmstadt 1957, p. 34-35.
  3. ^ Sources for the period 1130-1200: Johannes M. Brixius, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalskollegiums von 1130-1181, Berlin 1912, p. 135; Barbara Zenker, Die Mitglieder des Kardinalskollegiums von 1130 bis 1159, Würzburg 1964, p. 46-51
  4. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Suburbicarian Dioceses and Cardinal Patriarchs of Oriental Rite
  5. ^ (1560–1561)
  6. ^ Giovanni Andrea Archetti; Ivan Sergejevič Gagarin (1872). Un monce du pape à la cour de Catherine II (in French). Paris: V. Palmè. 
  7. ^ Luigi M. Manzini (1960). Il cardinale Luigi Lambruschini (in Italian). Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. 
  8. ^ Wilhelm Molitor (1882). Cardinal Reisach (in German). Würzburg: Woerl. 
  9. ^ David I. Kertzer (2006). Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes, the Kings, and Garibaldi's Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Modern Italy. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 92, 148, 165–167. ISBN 0-618-61919-4.  G. Martina, "La confutazione di Luigi Bilio ai discorsi di Montalembert a Malines nell'agosto 1863. Un passo decisivo verso il Sillabo. Un momento significativo nella storia della toleranza" in: T. Heydenreich, ed. Pius IX. und der Kirchenstaat (Erlangen 1995), 55-69.
  10. ^ John F. Pollard (2005). Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy: Financing the Vatican, 1850-1950. Cambridge University Press. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-0-521-81204-7. 
  11. ^ Harris M. Lentz (2009). Popes and Cardinals of the 20th Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson NC USA: McFarland. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4766-2155-5. 
  12. ^ Lentz, pp, 167-168.
  13. ^ Lentz,p. 17.4
  14. ^ Lentz, p. 126.
  15. ^ Giuseppe Antonio Cardinal Ferretto [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  16. ^ Martin Bräuer (2014). Handbuch der Kardinäle: 1846-2012 (in German). Berlin: De Gruyter. pp. 1941–1942. ISBN 978-3-11-026947-5. 
  17. ^ Martin Bräuer (2014). Handbuch der Kardinäle: 1846-2012 (in German). Berlin: De Gruyter. p. 1996. ISBN 978-3-11-026947-5. 
  18. ^ Some names in this list confirmed at "Sabina-Poggio Mirteto (Cardinal Titular Church)". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 


  • Kehr, Paul Fridolin (1907). Italia pontificia (in Latin). Vol. II: Latium. Berlin: Apud Weidmannos. pp. 53–74. 

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