Roman Catholic Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino
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|Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino
|Ecclesiastical province||Immediately subject to the Holy See|
|Area||804 km2 (310 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)
|Cathedral||Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Frosinone)|
|Co-cathedral||Concattedrale di S. Andrea Apostolo (Veroli)
Concattedrale di Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (Ferentino)
|Secular priests||70 (diocesan)
37 (Religious Orders)
The Italian Catholic Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino (Latin: Dioecesis Frusinatensis-Verulana-Ferentina) has existed since 1986. In that year, the Diocese of Ferentino was united into the Diocese of Veroli-Frosinone; which was the name of the historic Diocese of Veroli from 1956. It is immediately subject to the Holy See. In 2013 there was one priest for every 1,685 Catholics in the diocese.
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Veroli was only fifty-two miles from Rome, and therefore an excellent benefice for a prelate who was employed in the Roman Curia.
In a bull of 18 June 1081 Pope Gregory VII confirmed the extent of the territory of the diocese of Veroli for Bishop Albert. Pope Urban II confirmed the possessions of the Church of Veroli in a bull of 2 July 1097, and the provisions of the bull were repeated by Pope Paschal II in a bull of 4 September 1108, written for the benefit of Bishop Albert.
Diocese of Veroli
Erected: 8th Century
Latin Name: Verulana
Immediately Subject to the Holy See
- Arnaldus (attested in 853)
- Sergius (attested in 1024)
- Albertus (1094–1106?)
- Agostino (1106?–1111);
- Letus (1111–after 1125).
- Leo (by 1140–after 1159).
- Faramondo (1160–1181);
- Ambrosius (1181–1188)
- Robertus (1188–1189
- Oddo (1190–1212)
- Benedictus (1422–1427)
- Clemente Bartolomei, O.S.A. (1437–1457)
- Angelo de' Cacci (1457– )
- Fabrice Novelli (1464–1468 Died)
- Cardinal Ennio Filonardi (1503–1538)
- Antonio Filonardi (1538–1560 Died)
- Benedetto Salino (1560–1567 Died)
- Ortensio Battisti (1567–1594 Died)
- Eugenio Fucci (1594–1608 Died)
- Girolamo Asteo, O.F.M. Conv. (1608–1626 Died)
- Baglione Carradoli (1626–1628 Appointed, Bishop of Marsi)
- Vincenzo Lanteri, C.O. (1628–1649 Died)
- Alessandro Argoli (1651–1654 Died)
- Francesco Lambardi (1655–1660 Died)
- Francesco Angelucci (1660–1674 Died)
- Riccardo Annibaleschi della Molara (1675–1689 Died)
- Domenico de Zaoli (Zaulis) (1690–1708 Resigned)
- Ludovico Anselmo Gualtieri (1708–1715 Appointed, Bishop of Todi)
- Lorenzo Tartagni (1715–1751 Resigned)
- Pietro Saverio Antonini (1751–1761 Resigned)
- Giovanni Battista Jacobini (1761–1786 Died)
- Antonio Rossi (1786–1811 Died)
- Francesco Maria Cipriani, O.S.B. (1814–1843 Died)
- Mariano Venturi (1844–1854 Died)
- Luigi Zannini (1854–1857 Resigned)
- Fortunato Maurizi (1856–1868 Died)
- Giovanni Battista Maneschi (1868–1891 Died)
- Paolo Fioravanti (1891–1909 Died)
- Luigi Fantozzi, C.Pp.S. (1909–1931 Retired)
- Francesco de Filippis (1931–1942 Appointed, Archbishop of Brindisi)
- Emilio Baroncelli (1943–1955 Appointed, Bishop of Recanati)
Diocese of Veroli-Frosinone
Name Changed: 29 February 1956
Latin Name: Verulana-Frusinatensis
Immediately Subject to the Holy See
- Carlo Livraghi (1956–1962 Resigned)
- Luigi Morstabilini (1962–1964 Appointed, Bishop of Brescia)
- Giuseppe Marafini (1964–1973 Died)
- Michele Federici (1973–1980 Died)
- Angelo Cella, M.S.C. (1981–1999 Retired)
Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino
United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Ferentino
Latin Name: Frusinatensis-Verulana-Ferentina
- Salvatore Boccaccio (1999–2008 Died)
- Ambrogio Spreafico (2008–)
- "Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016[self-published source]
- "Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016
- Ughelli, p. 1386.
- Kehr, II, p. 156, no. 1.
- Kehr, II, p. 156, no. 2.
- Kehr, II, p. 156, no. 4.
- Kehr, II, p. 161, no. 1.
- Martinus subscribed to the decrees of the Roman Council of Pope Zacharias. Ughelli, p. 1388. Cappelletti, p. 474.
- Cappelletti, p. 474.
- Sergius: Cappelletti, p. 479. Gams, p. 738.
- Albertus: Ughelli, p. 1386. Cappelletti, p. 481. Gams, p. 738.
- Augustinus had been abbot of Casamari. Ughelli, p. 1391. Cappelletti, p. 483. Gams, p. 738.
- In 1114, Pope Paschal settled a legal dispute in which Bishop Letus (Laetus?) was involved with Abbot Girardus of Montecassino. Bishop Letus's possessions were confirmed by Pope Calixtus II in a bull of 15 June 1121 and by Pope Honorius II on 28 November 1125. Kehr, II, p. 156-157, nos. 5-10. Cappelletti, p. 485.
- On 22 January 1144, in the presence of legates of Pope Anastasius IV, Bishop Leo handed over the church of S. Julianus to the Abbot of Montecassino. On 9 March 1144 the same Pope confirmed for Bishop Leo the diocese's possessions. On 15 March 1155 Bishop Leo leased to Pope Adrian IV a house in Castello Monte S. Giovanni. On 18 January 1159 Pope Adrian imposed an oath on a local noble to submit to Bishop Leo's justice. Kehr, II, p. 157, no. 10; p. 158, no. 14-15; p. 159, no. 18-19. Cappelletti, p. 485.
- Fromundus had been abbot of Casamari. Ughelli, p. 1392. Gams, p. 738.
- Ambrosius: Gams, p. 738.
- Robertus: Ughelli, p. 1394. Gams, p. 738.
- Oddo: Ughelli, p. 1394. Gams, p. 739.
- Benedictus had been Bishop of Fondi. Eubel, I, p. 523.
- Bartolomei was a native of Rome. Cappelletti, pp. 499-500. Gams, p. 739. Eubel, I, p. 523.
- Angelo de'Cacci: Cappelletti, p. 500.
- In 1538 Cardinal Filonardi was appointed Administrator of Montefeltro, a position he held until his death in 1565.
- Antonio Filonardi was a nephew of Cardinal Ennio Filonardi. His appointment was confirmed in Consistory on 12 August 1538. Eubel, III, p. 331.
- Eubel, III, p. 331.
- Ughelli, p. 1398. Eubel, III, p. 331.
- Fucci was a native of Tivoli, and had a doctorate in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law). He was Vicar in the diocese of Ascoli under Cardinal Bernerio. Ughelli, p. 1398-1399. Eubel, III, p. 331. Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 2.
- Asteo: Ughelli, pp. 1399-1400. Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 3.
- Carradoli: Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 4.
- Lanteri: Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 5.
- Argoli was born in Avezzano in the diocese of the Marsi. He governed the cities of Castelli and Reate. He was made a Protonotary Apostolic, and was Vice-Governor of Rome. He required a dispensation, since he had killed a man. Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 6.
- A native of Perugia, Lambardi had been governor of Tolentino and Assisi. Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 7.
- Angelucci was born in Castello del Poggio di Croce in the diocese of Spoleto. He was a doctor of laws. Gauchat, IV, p. 365, with note 8.
- Annibaldeschi was born in Rome and received a doctorate in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law) from the Sapienza. He was a Prebendary of the Lateran Basilica. He was appointed governor of Tivoli, Ineramna, Assisi, Cesena, Foligno, and Forli. He was consecrated in Rome on 3 June 1675 by Cardinal Francesco Nerli. He died in Veroli in March 1689. Ritzler, V, p. 412 with note 3.
- Zaoli was born in Valencia, and was a Doctor in utroque iure from the University of Bologna (1657). He was appointed iudex causarum (judge) and Executor of decrees resulting from visitations of churches in Rome (1701). In 1704 he became a prelate and in 1706 he became datary of the Apostolic Penitentiary. In 1708 he was named a Canon of the Lateran Basilica and Vice-Governor of the City of Rome. He resigned the diocese of Veroli on 26 April 1708, and became titular Bishop of Theodosia on 6 May 1709. He became a Canon of the Vatican Basilica in 1713, and was Assessor of the Office of the Roman and Universal Inquisition. He died in Rome on 1 March 1722. Ritzler, V, pp. 375; 412 with note 4.
- Gualtieri, the brother of Cardinal Filippo Gualtieri, was born in Fermo, and received a doctorate in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law) from the University of Macerata (1687). He was named a prelate in 1708. He was transferred to Todi in succession to his brother on 21 January 1715. He died in Todi in June 1746. Ritzler, V, pp. 394; 412 with note 5.
- Tartagni was born in the village of Dovadola in the diocese of Forli. He was Doctor in utroque iure from the University of Pisa (1691). He was Vicar Apostolic of Fossombrone and then of Ferentino. He resigned the diocese of Veroli on 1 September 1751, and died on 7 June 1752.Ritzler, V, p. 412 with note 6.
- Antonini was born in Montalto, and was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law) from the University of Macerata (1725). He served as a lawyer in the Office of the Inquisition in Montalto. He was appointed Vicar General of the diocese of Tolentino and Interamna, as well as Alba. Antonini was consecrated in Rome on 26 September 1751 by Cardinal Pierluigi Carafa. He resigned on 27 May 1761. Ritzler, VI, p. 439 with note 2.
- Jacobini was born in Genzano in the diocese of Alba. He was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law) from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (1761). He was vicar forane and synodal examiner in Alba. He was consecrated in Rome on 30 August 1761 by Cardinal Girolamo Spinola. Ritzler, VI, p. 439 with note 3.
- Rossi was born in Stellata, diocese of Ferrara. He was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law) from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (1763). He served as Vicar General of the diocese of Ravenna, and then as Vicar Apostolic of the city and diocese of Comacchio, for which purpose he was appointed titular bishop of Eucarpia in Phrygia in 1785. He was consecrated at Ravenna by Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga on 22 May 1785. He was transferred to Veroli on 18 December 1786. Ritzler, VI, p. 210 with note 4; p. 439 with note 4. Rossi, with his whole Chapter, took the oath of allegiance to Napoleon.Catholic Encyclopedia article
- Gams, p. 739.
- Venture: Gams, p. 739.
- Zannini was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law). He had been Vicar General of the diocese of Città di Castello. Gams, p. 739.
- Maurizi was born in Bolognona in the diocese of Camerino. He was named bishop on 21 December 1856. Gams, p. 739. Annuario pontificio pel 1860 (Roma: Reverenda Camera Apostolica 1860), p. 206.
- Maneschi: Gams, p. 739.
- Livraghi gained some small notoriety for having protested the publication of Alberto Moravia's novel, Il ciociara in 1957. René De Ceccatty (2013). Alberto Moravia (in Italian). Milano: Bompiani. p. 453. ISBN 978-88-587-6081-9..
- Boccaccio had been Auxiliary Bishop of Rome (Sector-Nord), and President of the Office of the Italian Bishops' Conference for sport. As part of his ad limina visit to Pope Benedict XVI he presented the pope with a copy of the book: Davide Banzato (2006). Evangelizzazione di strada: l'esperienza e il progetto di Nuovi Orizzonti. Città Nuova. pp. 143–. ISBN 978-88-311-7478-7. Boccaccio was an active promoter of the movement in his diocese, as the book indicates.
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