Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino

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Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino
Archidioecesis Fodianus-Bovinensis
Cattedrale foggia.JPG
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Foggia-Bovino
Statistics
Area 1,666 km2 (643 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
218,300
217,100 (99.5%)
Parishes 55
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 June 1855 (161 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta in Cielo (Iconavetere), Foggia
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Bovino
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Francesco Pio Tamburrino, O.S.B.
Emeritus Bishops Giuseppe Casale
Website
www.diocesifoggiabovino.it
Co-cathedral in Bovino

The Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino (Latin: Archidioecesis Fodianus-Bovinensis) is a Roman Catholic Metropolitan archdiocese in Apulia, southern Italy, created by promoting the bishopric of Foggia and merging with the bishopric of Bovina, which was included in its title.

The current archbishop, Francesco Pio Tamburrino, has been in office since 2003.

History[edit]

It was established on 25 June 1855 as Diocese of Foggia (Latin Name: Fodiana) on territory split off from the Diocese of Troia. It was exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

From 1974.12.14 it was held in personal union aeque principaliter with the diocese of Bovino (until their 1986.09.30 merger) and Diocese of Troia.

On 1979.04.30 it was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Foggia (Latin Name: Fodiana-Bovinensis).

On 1986.09.30 it was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Foggia–Bovino, having gained territories from the Archdiocese of Manfredonia and (as its double title reflects) from the newly suppressed Diocese of Bovino.[1][2]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 211,500 Catholics (99.4% of 212,700 total) on 1,666 km² in 55 parishes with 142 priests (80 diocesan, 62 religious), 10 deacons, 216 lay religious (68 brothers, 148 sisters) and 15 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

It has the following Suffragan sees:

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Exempt Bishops of Foggia
  1. Bernardino Maria Frascolla (1856.02.24 – death 1869.09.30)
  2. Geremia Cosenza, Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1872.02.23 – death 1882.03.15)
  3. Domenico Marinangeli (1882.03.27 – 1893.01.16); later Titular Archbishop of Nazareth (1893.01.16 – 1898.01.08) and Metropolitan Archbishop of Trani (Italy) (1893.01.16 – retired 1898.01.08), Archbishop of Barletta (Italy) (1893.01.16 – retired 1898.01.08), Apostolic Administrator of Bisceglie (Italy) (1893.01.16 – 1898.01.08); emeritate as Latin Titular Patriarch of Alexandria (1898.01.08 – death 1921.03.06)
  4. Carlo Mola, Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (C.O.) (1893.06.12 – 1909.04.29), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Sasima (1909.04.29 – death 1914.01.08)
  5. Salvatore Bella (1909.04.29 – 1920.12.17), next Bishop of Acireale (Italy) (1920.12.17 – death 1922.03.29)
  6. Pietro Pomares y Morant (1921.08.27 – 1924.10.16), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Bari e Canosa (Italy) (1924.10.16 – death 1924.12.14)
  7. Fortunato Maria Farina (1924.12.18 – retired 1954.02.01), previously Bishop of Troia (Italy) (1919.06.21 – 1951.05.15); emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Hadrianopolis in Honoriade (1954.02.01 – death 1954.02.20)
  8. Giuseppe Amici (1954.02.01 – 1955.02.01), succeeding as former Coadjutor Bishop of Foggia (1951.05.15 – 1954.02.01) and Bishop of Troia (1951.05.15 – 1955.02.01); next Bishop of Cesena (Italy) (1955.02.01 – 1956.12.23), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Modena (northern Italy) (1956.12.23 – retired 1976.02.07) and Abbot Ordinary of Territorial Abbey of Nonantola (Italy) (1956.12.23 – retired 1976.02.07), died 1977.
  9. Paolo Carta (1955.03.09 – 1962.03.22), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy) (1962.03.22 – 1982.03.18), died 1996
  10. Giuseppe Lenotti (1962.04.18 – 1979.04.30 see below), previously Bishop of Bova (Italy) (1960.09.08 – 1962.04.18); also Bishop of Troia (Italy) (1974.12.14 – 1981.01.28)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Mario De Santis (1974.12.14 – 1985.01.17)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Foggia
  1. Giuseppe Lenotti (see above 1979.04.30 – death 1981.01.28)
  2. Salvatore De Giorgi (1981.04.04 – 1986.09.30 see below); previously Titular Bishop of Tulana (1973.11.21 – 1975.11.29) as Auxiliary Bishop of Oria (Italy) (1973.11.21 – 1975.11.29), promoted Coadjutor Bishop of Oria (1975.11.29 – 1978.03.17), succeeding as Bishop of Oria (1978.03.17 – 1981.04.04); also Bishop of Bovino (Italy) (1981.04.04 – 1986.09.30) and Bishop of Troia (Italy) (1981.04.04 – 1986.09.30)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Foggia-Bovino
  1. Salvatore De Giorgi (see above 1986.09.30 – 1987.10.10), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Taranto (southern Italy) (1987.10.10 – 1990.05.11), General Ecclesiastical Assistant of Catholic Action (1990.02.02 – 1996.04.04), Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Sicily, Italy) (1996.04.04 – 2006.12.19),created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Ara Coeli (1998.02.21 [1998.05.30] – ...)
  2. Giuseppe Casale (1988.05.07 – emeritate 1999.05.27): previously 'last' Bishop of Vallo della Lucania (Italy) (1974.10.26 – 1986.09.30), renamed first Bishop of Vallo della Lucania (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 1988.05.07)
  3. Domenico Umberto D'Ambrosio (1999.05.27 – 2003.03.08); previously Bishop of Termoli–Larino (Italy) (1989.12.14 – 1999.05.27); also Apostolic Administrator of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy) (2002 – 2003.03.08) before succeeding as Archbishop of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo (2003.03.08 – retired 2009.04.16), remaining again Apostolic Administrator of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo (2009.04.16 – 2009.07.15); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Lecce (southern Italy) (2009.04.16 – ...)
  4. Francesco Pio Tamburrino, Subiaco Cassinese Benedictine Congregation (O.S.B.Subl.) (1998.02.14 – retired 1999.04.27); previously Abbot Ordinary of Montevergine (Italy) (1989.11.29 – 1998.02.14), Bishop of Teggiano–Policastro (Italy) (1998.02.14 – 1999.04.27), Secretary of Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (1999.04.27 – 2003.08.02), Archbishop ad personam (1999.04.27 – retired 2003.08.02)
  5. Vincenzo Pelvi (11 October 2014–); previously Titular Bishop of Thinisa in Numidia (1999.12.11 – 2006.10.14) as Auxiliary Bishop of Napoli (Naples) (southern Italy) (1999.12.11 – 2006.10.14) and Archbishop Military Ordinary of Italy) (2006.10.14 – resigned 2013.08.11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Foggia–Bovino" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′00″N 15°34′00″E / 41.4667°N 15.5667°E / 41.4667; 15.5667