Roman Catholic Diocese of Lettere-Gragnano

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lettere-Gragnano was a Latin Catholic diocese located in the commune of Lettere in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the southern-central Italian region Campania. In 1818, it was merged into the Diocese of Castellammare di Stabia.[1][2]

History[edit]

  • Established in 987?4 as Diocese of Lettere, Latin Name: Litteræ (adjective Litterensis), on territory split off from Diocese of Amalfi,[2] near the site of Ancient Liternum.
  • Renamed in 1169 as Diocese of Lettere–Gragnano,[2] adding to its title coastal hill town Gragnano, now also a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples
  • Suppressed on 27 June 1818, its territory being merged into the Diocese of Castellammare di Stabia[2]
  • 1968: Restored as Titular Episcopal See of Lettere[2]

Diocese of Lettere[edit]

Erected: 984
Latin Name: Litterensis

Diocese of Lettere-Gragnano[edit]

Name Changed: 1169

1818 Suppressed to the Diocese of Castellammare di Stabia

Titular see[edit]

In 1968 the diocese was nominally restored, under its original name, as Titular bishopric of Lettere (Curiate Italian) / Litteræ (Latin) / Litteren(sis) (Latin adjective) [2]

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank with an archiepiscopal exception :

  • Titular Bishop: Giovanni Battista Cesana, Comboni Missionaries (M.C.C.J.) (1968.12.19 – death 1991.06.12) as emeritate; formerly Titular Bishop of Cerbali (1950.12.01 – 1953.03.25) as last Apostolic Vicar of Gulu (formerly Equatorial Nile, Uganda) (1950.12.01 – 1953.03.25), promoted first Bishop of Gulu (1953.03.25 – 1968.12.19)
  • Titular Archbishop Luigi Travaglino (Italian) (1992.04.04 – ...) as papal diplomat : Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Gambia (1992.04.04 – 1995.05.02), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Guinea (1992.04.04 – 1995.05.02), Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Liberia (1992.04.04 – 1995.05.02), Apostolic Nuncio (ambassador) to Nicaragua (1995.05.02 – 2001), Permanent Observer to Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2011.01.05 – 2015.02.12), Apostolic Nuncio to Monaco (2012.09.08 – 2016.01.16).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Lettere (-Gragnano)". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved January 4, 2019. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Chow, Gabriel. "Titular Episcopal See of Lettere (Italy)". GCatholic.org. Retrieved January 4, 2019. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  3. ^ a b c d Eubel, Konrad (1914). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. II (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 179. (in Latin)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. pp. 226–227. (in Latin)
  5. ^ a b c Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 222. (in Latin)
  6. ^ a b c d Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 246. (in Latin)

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