Roman Catholic Diocese of Bitonto

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The Italian Catholic diocese of Bitonto, in Apulia, had a short independent existence from 1982 to 1986. In the latter year it was united into the Archdiocese of Bari, forming the Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto. Before 1982, it had existed since the 9th century until being united into the diocese of Ruvo e Bitonto in 1818.[1][2]


Bishop Anderano (about 734) belonged either to Bitonto or the diocese of Bisignano; Arnolfo (1087) was the first undoubted Bishop of Bitonto. Other bishops include:


Diocese of Bitonto[edit]

Erected: 9th Century
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bari (-Canosa)

27 June 1818: United with Diocese of Ruvo to form the Diocese of Ruvo e Bitonto

Diocese of Bitonto[edit]

30 September 1982: Re-established from the Diocese of Ruvo e Bitonto

30 September 1986: United with Archdiocese of Bari (-Canosa) to form the Archdiocese of Bari-Bitonto

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  • Domenico Padovano (1984 to 30 Sep 1986)


  1. ^ "Diocese of Bitonto" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Bitonto" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
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  4. ^ "Bishop Girolamo Bernardino Pallantieri, O.F.M. Conv." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Fabrizio Carafa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Alessandro Cardinal Crescenzi, C.R.S. " David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 9, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Tommaso Acquaviva d’Aragona, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Filippo Massarenghi, C.O." David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 15, 2016