Roman Catholic Diocese of Alba Pompeia

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Diocese of Alba
Dioecesis Albae Pompeiensis
Alba Cathedral, façade.jpg
Location
Country  Italy
Ecclesiastical province Turin
Statistics
Area 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
130,800
125,700 (96.1%)
Parishes 126
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo
Secular priests 143
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Marco Brunetti
Emeritus Bishops Sebastiano Dho
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Alba in Italy.svg
Website
www.diocesidialba.it

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Alba Pompeia or Alba Pompea (Latin: Dioecesis Albae Pompeiensis) comprises eighty towns in the civil Province of Cuneo and two in the Province of Asti.[1][2]

It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Turin.[3][4]

Bishops[edit]

Heading the list of the bishops of Alba is a St. Dionysius, of whom we are told that after serving there for some years he became Archbishop of Milan. He was the Dionysius who so energetically opposed Arianism and was exiled in the year 355 by the Emperor Constans. Papebroch[5] disputes the reliability of this tradition, since a bishop of that period was forbidden to leave his diocese for another. A list of nine early bishops of Alba, from another St. Dionysius (380) down to a Bishop Julius (553), was compiled from sepulchral inscriptions found in the cathedral of alba towards the end of the fifteenth century by Dalmazzo Berendenco, an antiquarian. Giovanni Battista De Rossi, however, on examination proved it a forgery.[6]

The first bishop of Alba of whose existence we are certain is Lampradius who was present at the synod held in Rome in 499 under Pope Symmachus.[7] In the series of bishops, Benzo of Alba is notable as an adversary of Pope Gregory VII and a partisan of the Empire in the struggle of the Investitures.[8]

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Alba Pompeia[edit]

Erected: 4th Century
Latin Name: Albae Pompeiensis

  • Dioniso (350 – 355)
  • Adelgiso (355)
  • Severo (391, 397)
  • Bruningo (419)
  • Alderico (443)
  • Lampadio I (460)
  • Manfredo (482, 483)
  • Venanzio I (503)
  • Oldarico (532)
  • Pietro I (563)
  • Venanzio II (593)
  • Guglielmo (627)
  • Vitelmo I (661)
  • Benedetto (680)
  • Lampadio II (801)
  • Sigifredo (829)
  • Pietro Penso II (850, 855)
  • Olderado or Ildrado (876)
  • Liutardo (901)
  • Vitelmo II (901)
  • Daiberto (938 – 983)
  • Flocardo or Fulcardo (960 – 985)
  • Costantino (997)
  • Oberto (1027)
  • Pietro Penso III or Benzone (1059)
  • Alberto (1061, 1074)
  • Pellegrino (1098)
  • Pietro IV
  • Robaldo (1125–1145)
  • Pietro V (1150–1158)
  • Rozone (1163)
  • Otto (1169–1177)
  • Federico (1180)
  • Bonifacio I (1185, 1188)
  • Gerardo (1191 or 1194 – 11xx, nominated bishop of Nola)
  • Ogerio (1192–1204)
  • Bonifacio II (1205, 1214)
  • Reinerio (1216–1226)
  • Sardo (1231)
  • Guglielmo Braida (1237–1253)
  • Monaco (1255–1260)
  • Gandolfo (1259–1262)
  • Simone (1261–1271)
  • Martino, O.F.M. (1276)
  • Bonifacio III (1283 − 1306)
  • Raimondo (1311–1321)
  • Guglielmo Isnardi (1321–1333, nominated archbishop of Brindisi)
  • Pietro Avogadro, O.P. (1334–1349)
  • Lazzarino Flisco or Fieschi (1350–1367)
  • Ludovico del Carretto (27 Apr 1369 - 1388 Died)
  • Federico del Carretto (1389–1390)
  • Pietro del Carretto (1392)
  • Bonifacio IV (1398)
  • Francesco I del Carretto (1401–1406)
  • Alerinus de Rambaldis (Aleramo del Carretto) (10 Sep 1419 - 20 Jul 1456 Died)
  • Francesco II del Carretto (towards 1413)
  • Giacomo del Carretto (1412–1418)
  • Beato Alerino Rembaudi (1419–1456)
  • Bernardo del Carretto (18 October 1456–1460)
  • Pietro del Carretto (1460–1482)
  • Andrea Novelli (6 Feb 1483 - 13 May 1521 Died)
  • Ippolito Novelli (13 May 1521 Succeeded - 11 Nov 1530 Died)
  • Antonio Mollo (de Nerlis) (28 Nov 1530 - 1531 Died)
  • Giuliano Visconti (16 August 1532 – 27 August 1532) (bishop elect)
  • Marco Girolamo Vida, C.R.L. (6 February 1533 – 27 February 1566 Died)
  • Leonardo Marino, O.P. (1566 − 1572 Resigned)
  • Vincenzo Marino (19 November 1572 – 25 February 1583 Died)
  • Lelio Zimbramonti (Aurelio Gibramontis) (28 March 1583 – 14 November 1583, Appointed Bishop of Casale Monferrato)
  • Lodovico Michelio (19 Dec 1583 - 27 Apr 1590 Died)
  • Alberto Capriano (30 Jul 1590 - 23 Jan 1595 Died)
  • Giovanni Anselmo Carminato (26 Aug 1596 - 1605 Died)[9]
  • Francesco Pendasio (18 Jul 1605 - Sep 1616 Died)[9][10]
  • Vincenzo Agnello Suardi (5 Dec 1616 - 13 May 1619 Appointed, Coadjutor Bishop of Mantova)[9][11]
  • Ludovico Gonzaga (bishop) (12 Aug 1619 - 1632 Died)[9]
  • Giovanni Francesco Gandolfo (10 Jan 1633 - 4 Nov 1638 Died)[9]
  • Paolo Brizio, O.F.M. Obs. (15 Dec 1642 - 2 Nov 1665 Died)[9]
  • Cesare Biandrà (Biandrati) (5 May 1666 - 26 Aug 1666 Died)[9]
  • Vittorio Nicolino della Chiesa (16 Mar 1667 - 22 Sep 1691 Died)[9]
  • Gerolamo Ubertino Provana, C.R. (25 Jun 1692 - 16 Aug 1696 Died)[12][13]
  • Giuseppe Rottario (Rovero) (27 Mar 1697 - 4 Nov 1720 Died)[12]
  • Francesco Vasco (Dalmazio Octavio Vasco)(Carolus Fransiscus), O.C.D. (30 Jul 1727 - 31 Dec 1749 Died)[12]
  • Enrichetto Virginio (Raffale Francesco) Natta, O.P. (22 Jul 1750 Confirmed - 29 Jun 1768 Died)
  • Giacinto Amedeo Vagnone (11 Sep 1769 Confirmed - 30 Jan 1777 Resigned)
  • Giuseppe Maria Langosco-Stroppiana (20 Jul 1778 Confirmed - 13 Dec 1788 Died)
  • Giovanni Battista Pio Vitale (11 Apr 1791 Confirmed - 29 May 1803 Resigned)

1803 Jun 01: Suppressed to the Diocese of Asti
1817 July 17: Restored as Diocese of Alba
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Turin

  • Giovanni-Antonio Niccola (Nicola) (16 Mar 1818 Confirmed - 12 Jan 1834 Died)
  • Costanzo-Michele Fea (1 Feb 1836 Confirmed - 2 Nov 1853 Died)
  • Eugenio Roberto Galletti (27 Mar 1867 - 5 Oct 1879 Died)
  • Lorenzo Carlo Pampirio, O.P. (27 Feb 1880 - 24 May 1889 Appointed, Archbishop of Vercelli)
  • Giuseppe Francesco Re (30 Dec 1889 - 17 Jan 1933 Died)
  • Luigi Maria Grassi, B. (13 Mar 1933 - 5 Apr 1948 Died)
  • Carlo Stoppa (27 Dec 1948 - 13 Feb 1965 Died)
  • Luigi Bongianino (15 Jan 1970 - 6 Jun 1975 Appointed, Bishop of Tortona)
  • Angelo Fausto Vallainc (7 Oct 1975 - 8 Dec 1986 Died)
  • Giulio Nicolini (16 Jul 1987 - 16 Feb 1993 Appointed, Bishop of Cremona)
  • Sebastiano Dho (3 Jul 1993 - 28 Jun 2010 Retired)
  • Giacomo Lanzetti (28 Jun 2010 - 24 Sep 2015 Resigned)
  • Marco Brunetti (21 Jan 2016 - )

Parishes[edit]

The diocese has 126 parishes, all within the (civil) region of Piedmont. Three are in the Province of Asti and 123 in the Province of Cuneo.[14]

Piedmont[edit]

Province of Asti[edit]

Castagnole delle Lanze
S. Pietro in Vincoli e Madonna della Neve
S. Bartolomeo (San Bartolomeo Lanze)
Coazzolo
S. Siro

Province of Cuneo[edit]

Alba
Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo
Cristo Re
Divin Maestro
Immacolata Concezione
Madonna della Moretta
Natività di Maria SS.
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Margherita
S. Rocco
S. Rocco
S. Rocco
Santi Cassiano e Prontiniano e S. Giuseppe Operaio
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Albaretto della Torre
S. Sebastiano
Baldissero d’Alba
S. Caterina
Barbaresco
S. Giovanni Battista
Barolo
S. Donato
S. Ponzio
Benevello
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Borgomale
S. Eusebio
Bosia
S. Nazario
Bossolasco
S. Giovanni Battista
Bra
S. Vittore
Camo
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Canale
S. Defendente e Madonna del Carmine
S. Vittore
Castagnito
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Giuseppe
Castelletto Uzzone
Natività di Maria Vergine e S. Antonio Abate
Castellinaldo
S. Dalmazzo
Castiglione Falletto
S. Lorenzo
Castiglione Tinella
Beata Vergine del Buon Consiglio
S. Andrea
Castino
S. Margherita e S. Bovo
Ceresole Alba
Beata Vergine Assunta
S. Giovanni Battista
Cerreto Langhe
Santissima Annunziata e Madonna di Loreto
Cherasco
Maria Vergine Assunta
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Bartolomeo
S. Giovanni Battista e S. Gregorio
S. Grato
S. Martino
S. Pietro
S. Rocco
Cissone
S. Lucia
Corneliano d’Alba
Santi Gallo e Nicolò
Cortemilia
S. Michele
S. Pantaleo
Cossano Belbo
S. Giovanni Battista e S. Nicolao
Cravanzana
Santi Pietro e Vitale
Diano d’Alba
S. Giovanni Battista
S. Croce (Valle Talloria)
Feisoglio
S. Lorenzo
Gorzegno
S. Siro
Gottasecca
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Govone
S. Pietro
S. Secondo
SS. Annunziata
Grinzane Cavour
Maria Vergine del Carmine
Maria Vergine Immacolata
Guarene
Maria Vergine Assunta
Nostra Signora della Salute
Santi Pietro e Bartolomeo
La Morra
S. Giacomo
S. Maria
S. Martino
SS. Annunziata
Lequio Berria
S. Lorenzo e Angeli Custodi
Levice
S. Antonio Abate e Natività di Maria Vergine
Magliano Alfieri
S. Andrea
Santi Antonio e Maurizio
Mango
S. Donato
Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo
Monchiero
Beata Vergine del Rosario
Monforte d’Alba
Madonna della Neve
Santi Pietro e Paolo
Montaldo Roero
Madonna del Rosario
SS. Annunziata
Montà
S. Antonio Abate
S. Rocco
S. Vito e SS. Trinità
Montelupo Albese
Maria Vergine Assunta
Monteu Roero
S. Anna
S. Bernardo
S. Grato
S. Nicolao
Monticello d’Alba
Natività di Maria Vergine
S. Grato
S. Ponzio
Narzole
Santi Bernardo Nazario e Celso
Neive
Patrocinio di S. Giuseppe e Nostra Signora delle Grazie
Santi Pietro e Paolo
Neviglie
S. Giorgio
Niella Belbo
S. Giorgio e Madonna della Neve
Novello
S. Michele
Pezzolo Valle Uzzone
S. Colombano
Santi Pietro e Bartolomeo
Piobesi d’Alba
S. Pietro in Vincoli
Pocapaglia
Beata Vergine del Buon Consiglio
Santi Giorgio e Donato
Priocca
S. Stefano
Roddi
Maria Vergine Assunta
Roddino
S. Margherita
Rodello
S. Lorenzo
Santa Vittoria d’Alba
Maria Vergine Assunta
S. Paola
Santo Stefano Belbo
S. Margherita
Sacro Cuore di Gesù
Santo Stefano Roero
S. Lorenzo e Nostra Signora delle Grazie
S. Maria del Podio
Serralunga d’Alba
S. Sebastiano
Serravalle Langhe
Maria Vergine Assunta
Sinio
S. Frontiano
Somano
S. Donato
Sommariva Perno
S. Giuseppe
Spirito Santo
Torre Bormida
Maria Santissima Assunta
Treiso
Maria Vergine Assunta
Trezzo Tinella
S. Antonio Abate
Verduno
S. Michele
Vezza d’Alba
S. Martino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Alba Pompeia - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ Official web site (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Diocese of Alba (Pompea)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Diocese of Alba" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  5. ^ Acta Sanctorum, VI, 40.
  6. ^ Boll. di Arch. Crist., 1868, 45-47.
  7. ^ Mansi, VIII, 235, Mon. Germ. Hist., Auct. Antiq. XII, 400.
  8. ^ Orsi, "Un libellista del sec. XI", in "Rivista storica Italiana", 1884, p. 427.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 75. 
  10. ^ "Bishop Francesco Pendasio" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Vincenzo Agnello Suardi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  12. ^ a b c Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus. HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. pp. 74–75. 
  13. ^ "Bishop Gerolamo Ubertino Provana, C.R." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved December 18, 2016
  14. ^ chiesacattolica.it (Retrieved:2008-03-11 09:57:58 +0000)

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

Coordinates: 44°41′00″N 8°01′00″E / 44.6833°N 8.0167°E / 44.6833; 8.0167