Roman Catholic Diocese of Foligno

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Diocese of Foligno
Dioecesis Fulginatensis
Foligno075.jpg
Foligno Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Perugia-Città della Pieve
Statistics
Area 350 km2 (140 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
67,950
65,450 (96.3%)
Parishes 39
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st century (841 years ago)
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Feliciano V.M.
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi
Emeritus Bishops Giovanni Benedetti
Website
www.diocesidifoligno.it
Statue of Felician, bishop of Foligno during the 3rd century, enthroned

The Italian Catholic Diocese of Foligno (Latin: Dioecesis Fulginatensis) is in Umbria. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.[1][2]

As of 2008, the bishop is Gualtiero Sigismondi.[3]

History[edit]

There is reason to believe that Christianity was introduced at Foligno in the first half of the second century. Saint Felicianus, the patron of the city, though certainly not the first bishop, was consecrated by Pope Victor I and martyred under Decius (24 January); the exact dates of his history are uncertain.[4]

Until 471 no other bishop is known. Saint Vincent of Laodicea in Syria was made bishop by Pope Hormisdas in 523.

Subsequent important bishops were:

Foligno Cathedral, of very early date, and possessing a beautiful crypt, was rebuilt in 1133; in 1201 a wing, with a façade, was added, famous for its sculptures by Binello and Rodolfo (statues of Frederick Barbarossa and of Bishop Anselm), restored in 1903. Other churches are: Santa Maria infra Portas, of the Lombard period, with Byzantine frescoes; San Claudio (1232); San Domenico (1251); San Giovanni Profiamma (1231), whose name recalls the ancient city of Forum Flaminii.

The Monastery of Sassovivo (1229), with a remarkable cloister of 120 columns, and the Palazzo Communale are also noteworthy.[5]

List of bishops[edit]

  • Saint Crispoldus of Jerusalem (San Crispoldo da Gerusalemme), died 58 AD, martyr and first bishop of Foligno according to Ludovico Jacobilli
  • Saint Brictius (San Brizio) (also bishop of Spoleto and Foligno)
  • Name unknown
  • Name unknown
  • Name unknown
  • Name unknown
  • Felician of Foligno (193-249), martyr, first historically attested bishop of Foligno
  • Name unknown † (253-256)
  • Felician II (296–338)
  • Paul (Paolo) (350)
  • Urban (Urbano) (475–498)
  • Fortunatus (Fortunato) (498-504)
  • Saint Vincent of Laodicea (523–551)
  • Saint Candidus of Foligno (590–602)
  • James (Giacomo) (602–642)
  • Florus (Floro) (676–700)
  • Eusebius (Eusebio) (740–760)
  • Dorotheus (Doroteo) (830–850)
  • Domenicus (Domenico) (850–860)
  • Argisius (Argisio) (861)
  • Onuphrius (Onofrio) (870)
  • Benedict (Benedetto) (987)
  • Longinus (Longino) (995–1029)
  • Berard (Berardo) (1029)
  • Henry (Enrico) (1031–1047)
  • Sigemannus (Sigemanno) (1047)
  • Azzo degli Atti (1049–1077)
  • Bonfilius (1078–1094)
  • Margante Marganti illegittimo (1094–1098)
  • Andrew (Andrea) (1099–1123)
  • Marcus (Marco) (1123–1138)
  • Benedict (Benedetto) (1138–1155)
  • Anselmo degli Atti (1155–1201)
  • Gerald (Gerardo) (1201–1208)
  • Egidio degli Atti (1208 1243)
  • Berardo Merganti (1243–1264)
  • Paperone de' Papareschi, O.P. (1265–1285), named Bishop of Spoleto
  • Berardo de Comitibus (1285–1296)
  • Giacomo degli Anastasi, (1296)
  • Bartolomeo Caetani (1296–1304)
  • Ermanno degli Anastasi (1304–1307) named bishop of Pistoia
  • Bartolòmino Giuntoncini Sigisbuldi (1307–1326)
  • Paolo III Trinci (1326 - June 1363)
  • Rinaldo I Trinci (1363–1364 )
  • Giovanni Angeletti (1364–1397)
  • Onofrio I Trinci (1397–1403 )
  • Federico Frezzi, O.P. (1403–1416)
  • Niccolò Ferragatti, O.F.M. (1417–1421)
  • Gaspare (1421–1423)
  • Giacomo Berti (Elmi) (1423–1437)
  • Rinaldo II Trinci (1437–1439)
  • Cristoforo Corfini Boscari (19 September 1439 - 21 August 1444)
  • Antonio Bolognini (September 1444 - 1 January 1461)
    • Bartolomeo Tonti (14 January 1461, not confirmed) (apostolic administrator)
  • Beatus Antonio Bettini (1461 - 22 October 1487)
  • Francesco Rosa (22 November 1486 - 3 March 1489)
  • Luca Borsciani Cybo (3 March 1489 - September 1522)
  • Bernardino Carvajal (26 September 1522 - 1523)
  • Rodrigo Carvajal (4 February 1523 - 1539)
  • Fabio Vigili (9 September 1539 - 22 September 1540 named Bishop of Spoleto
  • Blosio Palladio (4 November 1540 - 27 January 1547)
  • Teodoro Isidoro Clarius de Brescia (28 January 1547 - 18 March 1555)
  • Tambusio Ercole (March 1555 - September 1555)
  • Sebastiano Portico (18 September 1555 - 27 February 1556)
  • Giovanni Angelo Medici (then pope Pius IV) (25 June 1556 - 7 May 1557)
  • Giovanni Antonio Serbelloni (7 May 1557 - 13 March 1560 named bishop of Novara
  • Clemente d'Olera, O.F.M. (13 March 1560 - 6 January 1568)
  • Tommaso Orsini (24 January 1568 - 25 January 1576)[6]
  • Ippolito Bosco (30 January 1576 - 27 January 1582)
  • Troilo Boncompagni (9 April 1582 - 17 March 1584)
  • Constantinus Barzellini, O.F.M. Conv. (13 April 1584 - 29 December 1585)
  • Marcantonio Bizzoni (6 January 1586 - 26 April 1606)
  • Francesco Simonetta (17 July 1606 - 1612)[7]
  • Porfirio Feliciani (2 April 1612 - 2 October 1634)
  • Cristoforo Caetani (2 October 1634- 12 October 1642)
  • Antonio Montecatini (December 1642 - 7 January 1668)
  • Marcantonio Vicentini (1 April 1669 - 1683)
  • Giovanni Battista Pallotta (24 April 1684 - 17 January 1698)
  • Giulio Troili (15 September 1698 - 6 July 1712)
  • Dondazio Alessio Malvicini Fontana (1 August 1712 - 17 February 1717)
  • Giosafatte Battistelli (11 May 1717 - 21 March 1735)
  • Francesco Maria Alberici (7 June 1735 - October 1741)
  • Mario Antonio Maffei (27 November 1741 - 29 May 1777)
  • Giuseppe Maria Morotti, (18 July 1777 - 20 October 1777)
  • Gaetano Giannini, (15 December 1777 - 28 March 1785)
  • Filippo Trenta (3 April 1785 - 4 March 1796)
  • Marco Antonio Moscardini (28 June 1796 - 19 August 1818)
  • Stanislao Lucchesi (October 1818 - 2 November 1830)
  • Ignazio Giovanni Cadolini (30 September 1831 - 17 December 1832 named archbishop of Spoleto
  • Arcangelo Polidori (8 October 1834 - 6 May 1843)
  • Nicola Belletti (19 June 1843 - 1864)
  • Nicola Crispigni (or Grispigni) (27 March 1867 - 1879)
  • Vincenzo Serarcangeli (19 September 1879 - 1888)
  • Federico Federici (1888–1892)
  • Albino Angelo Pardini, C.R.L. † (16 January 1893 - 22 December 1894)
  • Carlo Bertuzzi (18 March 1895 - 10 May 1910)
  • Giorgio Gusmini (15 April 1910 - 8 September 1914) named archbishop of Bologna
  • Carlo Sica (22 January 1915 - 20 December 1917)
  • Stefano Corbini (18 June 1918 - 1 October 1946)
  • Secondo Chiocca (18 January 1947 - 15 April 1955)
  • Siro Silvestri (21 July 1955 - 3 September 1975 named bishop of La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato
  • Giovanni Benedetti (25 March 1976 - 10 October 1992)
  • Arduino Bertoldo (10 October 1992 - 3 July 2008)
  • Gualtiero Sigismondi, 3 July 2008-

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Foligno"Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Foligno" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  4. ^ Acta Sanctorum, Jan., II, 582-88; Analecta Boll., 1890, 381.
  5. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia
  6. ^ "Bishop Tommaso Orsini" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Francesco Simonetta" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 30, 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. 

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