Roman Catholic Diocese of Caserta

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Diocese of Caserta
Dioecesis Casertana
Duomo di Caserta.jpg
Caserta Cathedral
Country  Italy
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Area 185 km2 (71 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
214,000 (est.)
202,700 (est.) (94.7%)
Parishes 66
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 12th Century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Michele Arcangelo
Secular priests 75 (diocesan)
44 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giovanni d'Alise
Emeritus Bishops Raffaele Nogaro

The Diocese of Caserta (Latin: Dioecesis Casertana) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples.[1][2] In 1818 Pope Pius VII united this see with the diocese of Caiazzo, but Pope Pius IX made them separate sees.[3] In 2013 in the diocese of Caserta there was one priest for every 1,703 Catholics.


It is not known when Caserta became an episcopal see. The first-known bishop was Ranulfo whose election in 1113 was confirmed by Senne, Archbishop of Capua.


Diocese of Caserta[edit]

Erected: 12th Century
Latin Name: Casertanus

  • Andrea (1234), who finished the belfry of the cathedral;
  • Secondo (1285) and Azzone (1200);


  1. ^ "Diocese of Caserta" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Caserta" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Umberto Benigni. "Caserta." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. Retrieved: 2016-10-13.
  4. ^ "Bishop Antonio Cicco da Pontecorvo, O.F.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Caserta". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.