Roman Catholic Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola

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Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola
Dioecesis Fanensis-Forosemproniensis-Calliensis-Pergulana
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Fano Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Pesaro
Area 1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
126,064 (97.8%)
Parishes 74
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Maggiore (Fano)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di Ss. Aldebrando e Agostino (Fossombrone)
Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Cagli)
Concattedrale di S. Andrea (Pergola)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Armando Trasarti
Emeritus Bishops Mario Cecchini
Diocesi di Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola.svg
Co-cathedral in Cagli.

The Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola (Latin: Dioecesis Fanensis-Forosemproniensis-Calliensis-Pergulana) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Italy, created in 1986, when the historical Diocese of Fano was united to the Diocese of Cagli e Pergola and the Diocese of Fossombrone. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Pesaro.[1][2]


Saint Paternian is credited with being the first Bishop of Fano,[3] and is supposed [weasel words] to have been appointed by Pope Sylvester I (314–335). St. Vitalis flourished in the time of Pope Symmachus (498-514). Eusebius accompanied Pope John I to Constantinople (526). Leo and St. Fortunatus belong to the period of Gregory the Great. The date of St. Orsus is uncertain.[relevant? ]

Among the later bishops were Riccardo (1214), persecuted by the magistrate Alberghetti; and the Dominican Pietro Bertano (1537), an orator and advocate at the Council of Trent.[4]


Diocese of Fano[edit]

Erected: 1st Century
Latin Name: Fanensis
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola[edit]

30 September 1986: United with the Diocese of Cagli e Pergola and the Diocese of Fossombrone
Latin Name: Fanensis-Forosemproniensis-Calliensis-Pergulanus
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Pesaro

  • Mario Cecchini (11 Feb 1986 - 8 Sep 1998 Resigned)
  • Vittorio Tomassetti (8 Sep 1998 Succeeded - 21 Jul 2007 Retired)
  • Armando Trasarti (21 Jul 2007 - )


  1. ^ "Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Pius Gams (p. 689), however, lists four bishops, all mythological, before the appearance of Paternianus. All four are placed in italics and parentheses.
  4. ^ Serafino Prete (1985), "I vescovi delle Marche al Concilio di Trento (1545–1563)," Studia Picena 50, pp. 5-25. Benigni, Umberto. "Diocese of Pesaro." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. Retrieved: 2016-10-12.
  5. ^ Bertoldi had previously been Chamberlain of Pope Gregory XII (Roman Obedience), when he was in exile in Gaeta. In 1410 he was named Bishop of Fermo, though Fermo was not under Gregory's control. On 15 December 1417, Pope Martin V resolved the problem by naming Bertoldi Bishop of Fano. Eubel, I, p. 245, with note 11; p. 250, with note 11.
  6. ^ Eubel, II, p. 152.
  7. ^ In his first years as Bishop, Gheri did not reside at Fano, but at Padua, where he was pursuing his education. He was only 17 when appointed: Eubel, III, p. 194. Vittorio Bartoccetti, "Cosimo Gheri vescovo di Fano (con nuovi documenti), " Studia picena, 2 (1926), 153-208. (Italian)
  8. ^ "Bishop Francesco Rusticucci" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  9. ^ Born in Fermo, Ottinelli had been Bishop of Castro (Kingdom of Naples) (1578-1587), and also Papal Nuncio to Savoy. Eubel, III, pp. 158 and 194, with n. 10.
  10. ^ Lapis was a Florentine, and had been a Consistorial Advocate (lawyer), and Referendary (Judge) of the Apostolic Signatura. He was Privy Chamberlain of Pope Clement VIII and had accompanied him on his Nunciature in Poland. Gauchat, IV, p. 184, with note 2. Amiani, Parte seconda, pp. 265-266.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 185. 
  12. ^ "Bishop Alessandro Castracani (Castracane)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 2, 2017
  13. ^ Ranuzzi was born in Bologna, and received a degree of Doctor in utroque iure (Doctor of Civil and Canon Law) at the University of Padua. He taught Canon Law in Fano. He was then brought to Rome, where he was appointed Referendary (Judge) in the Apostolic Signatura. Between 1661 and 1667 he govered several cities under papal control, including Ancona. He was named Nuncio to Savoy in 1668, for which office he was named Bishop of Damietta (Egypt), and consecrated in Rome on 24 June 1668 by Cardinal Cesare Facchinetti. He was then Nuncio in Poland (1671) and Paris (1683 and 1686). Ranuzzi was created a cardinal on 2 September 1686, though he never received the red hat or had a Titular church assigned. Ritzler, V, p. 198, with note 2. Cappelletti, pp. 428-429. B. Neveu (ed.) Correspondance du Nonce en France Angelo Ranucci (1683-1689), (Roma 1973).
  14. ^ Dolfi was Doctor in utroque iure (Bologna) (Doctor of Civil and Canon Law). He was Canon of Bologna. Amiani, parte seconda, pp. 325-329. Dolfi took part in the Roman Council of 1725: Luigi Fiorani (1977). Il Concilio romano del 1725 (in Italian). Roma: Ed. di Storia e Letteratura. pp. 73, 255. 
  15. ^ Consalvi was born in Macerata, and received the degree Doctor in utroque iure (Doctor of Civil and Canon Law) from the University of Macerata in 1747. Macerata was a "modest regional university," in the words of P.F. Grendler: Paul F. Grendler (2006). Renaissance Education Between Religion and Politics. Aldershot, Hampshire UK: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 11–13. ISBN 978-0-86078-989-5.  Consalvi was named a Canon of San Lorenzo in Damaso in Rome, and sent as secretary (Abbreviator) to the papal embassy in Portugal. He was consecrated bishop in Rome on 19 March 1775 by Cardinal Innocenzo Conti, who had been Papal Nuncio in Portugal (1770-1773). Ritzler, VI, p. 213, with note 4.


Reference works[edit]



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

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Coordinates: 43°50′37″N 13°01′11″E / 43.8435°N 13.0198°E / 43.8435; 13.0198