Roman Catholic Diocese of Termoli-Larino

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Diocese of Termoli-Larino
Dioecesis Thermularum-Larinensis
Termoli Cattedrale.jpg
Cathedral of Termoli
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Campobasso-Boiano
Statistics
Area 1,424 km2 (550 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
109,132
108,095 (99%)
Parishes 51
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10th Century
Cathedral Termoli Cathedral (Termoli)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Venafro)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gianfranco De Luca
Map
TermoliLarino diocesi.png
Website
www.diocesitermolilarino.net
Co-cathedral in Larino

The Italian Catholic diocese of Termoli-Larino (Latin: Dioecesis Thermularum-Larinensis) has existed since 1986. In that year the diocese of Larino was united into the historic diocese of Termoli, in existence since the tenth century. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano.[1][2]

History[edit]

Termoli is first mentioned as a diocese in 946, when Benefetto, an usurper of the episcopal see, was forced to withdraw by order of Pope Agapitus II. The earliest known legitimate Catholic bishop was Scio (969).

Among his successors were:

  • Jacopo Cini, O. P. (1379), author of a commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard;
  • Domencio Girada (1381), a Servite theologian;
  • Fedrico Merzio (1602), a collaborator of Baronius.

In 1818 this see was united with the diocese of Guardia Alferia, a small town near Cerrato, which had its first bishop in 1075 and its last in 1775.[3]

Bishops[edit]

Diocese of Termoli-Larino[edit]

Erected: 10th Century
Latin Name: Thermularum
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano

1818 Territory Added from the suppressed Diocese of Guardialfiera

  • Giovanni Battista Bolognese (29 Mar 1819 Confirmed – 19 Apr 1822 Confirmed Bishop of Andria)
  • Pietro Consiglio (3 Mar 1824 – 13 Mar 1826 Confirmed Bishop of Brindisi)
  • Gennaro de Rubertis (9 Apr 1827 Confirmed – 1 Sep 1845 Died)
  • Domenico Ventura (21 Dec 1846 Confirmed – 20 Apr 1849 Confirmed Archbishop of Amalfi)
  • Vincenzo Bisceglia (5 Sep 1851 Confirmed – 12 Feb 1889 Died)
  • Raffaele di Nonno, C.SS.R. (12 Feb 1889 Succeeded – 16 Jan 1893 Appointed Archbishop of Acerenza e Matera)
  • Angelo Balzano (16 Jan 1893 – 29 Apr 1909 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Capitoli (29 Apr 1909 – 14 Feb 1911 Appointed Bishop of Bagnoregio)
  • Rocco Caliandro (28 Mar 1912 – 14 Mar 1924 Died)
  • Oddo Bernacchia (28 Oct 1924 – 19 Mar 1962 Retired)
  • Giovanni Proni (18 Apr 1962 – 10 Mar 1970 Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Forli)
  • Pietro Santoro (12 Jun 1970 – 15 Oct 1979 Appointed Archbishop of Boiano-Campobasso)
  • Cosmo Francesco Ruppi (13 May 1980 – 7 Dec 1988 Appointed Archbishop of Lecce)

Diocese of Termoli-Larino[edit]

30 September 1986 United with Diocese of Larino
Latin Name: Thermularum-Larinensis

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Termoli-Larino" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Termoli-Larino" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ "Bishop Giovanni de’ Vecchi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 30, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Cesare Ferrante" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Alberto Drago, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Hector de Monte" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Gerolamo Cappello, O.F.M. Conv."[permanent dead link] Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 21, 2016
  9. ^ "Alessandro Cardinal Crescenzi, C.R.S. " Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 9, 2016

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 42°00′00″N 14°59′00″E / 42.0000°N 14.9833°E / 42.0000; 14.9833