Roman Catholic Diocese of Lacedonia

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The Italian Catholic diocese of Lacedonia, in Campania, existed until 1986. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Benevento.[1][2]

History[edit]

The bishopric of Lacedonia, seated in Lacedonia Cathedral, dated from the eleventh century. The first known bishop is Desiderius, mentioned in 1082, but he is known to have had predecessors. Lacedonia suffered much from earthquakes, especially in 1694 and 1702. The diocese was earlier a suffragan of the archdiocese of Conza and Campagna.[3] Other bishops were:

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Lacedonia[edit]

Erected: 11th Century
Latin Name: Laquedoniensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Benevento

United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Ariano to form the Diocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Lacedonia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Lacedonia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ "Bishop Giacomo Porfida" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 22, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Giambattista Morea" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 19, 2016

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