Roman Catholic Diocese of Mantua
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|Diocese of Mantua
|Area||2,080 km2 (800 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)
|Established||804 (1213 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo|
|Co-cathedral||Basilica di Sant'Andrea Apostolo|
|Secular priests||175 (diocesan)
23 (Religious Orders)
|Emeritus Bishops||Egidio Caporello
The Diocese of Mantua (Latin: Dioecesis Mantuana) is a see of the Catholic Church in Italy. It was erected in 804, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Milan. The diocese has produced one Pope and (Latin) Patriarch of Constantinople, and two cardinals.
The diocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its bishop is the Cathedral of S. Pietro Apostolo; Mantua also contains the Basilica of Sant'Andrea. The last Bishop of Mantua iss Gianmarco Busca, appointed by Pope Francis on June 3, 2016. The bishops emeriti are Egidio Caporello and Roberto Busti. In 2013 there is one priest in the diocese for every 1,660 Catholics.
List of bishops of Mantova since 1238
|Bishop||Start date||End date|
|Giacomo da Castell'Arquato||1238||Appointed||December 1251||Appointed Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina|
|Martin de Puzalerio||1252||Appointed||24 July 1268||Died|
|Antonio Uberti||14 November 1390||Appointed||1417||Died|
|Giovanni degli Uberti||16 February 1418||Appointed||1428||Died|
|Matteo Boniperti, O.P.||21 May 1428||Appointed||24 August 1444||Died|
|Galeazzo Cavriani||11 September 1444||Appointed||16 July 1466||Died|
|Francesco Gonzaga||20 August 1466||Appointed||21 October 1483||Died|
|Sigismondo Gonzaga||10 February 1511||Appointed||10 May 1521||Resigned|
|Ercole Gonzaga||10 May 1521||Appointed||2 March 1563||Died|
|Federico Gonzaga||4 June 1563||Appointed||21 February 1565||Died|
|Francesco Gonzaga||15 May 1565||Appointed||6 January 1566||Died|
|Gregorio Boldrini, O.P.||7 February 1567||Appointed||2 November 1574||Died|
|Marco Fedele Gonzaga||28 November 1574||Appointed||8 September 1583||Died|
|Alessandro Andreasi||14 November 1583||Appointed||23 March 1593||Died|
|Francesco Gonzaga, O.F.M.||30 April 1593||Appointed||2 March 1620||Died|
|Vincenzo Agnello Suardi||2 March 1620||Succeeded||September 1644||Died|
|Maffeo Vitale, O.F.M.||5 February 1646||Appointed||23 June 1669||Died|
|Ferdinando Tiberius Gonzaga||23 February 1671||Appointed||1673||Died|
|Joannes Lucidus Cataneo||12 March 1674||Appointed||February 1685||Died|
|Enrico Vialardi, B.||3 March 1687||Appointed||6 December 1711||Died|
|Alessandro Arrigoni||30 January 1713||Appointed||13 August 1718||Died|
|Antonio Guidi di Bagno (it)||26 April 1719||Appointed||21 December 1761||Died|
|Juan Portugal de la Puebla||29 March 1762||Appointed||17 January 1770||Resigned|
|Giovanni Battista de Pergen||29 January 1770||Appointed||12 November 1807||Died|
|Giuseppe Maria Bozzi||16 May 1823||Appointed||14 December 1833||Died|
|Giovanni Battista Bellé||24 July 1835||Confirmed||30 June 1844||Died|
|Giovanni Corti||12 April 1847||Confirmed||12 December 1868||Died|
|Pietro Rota||27 October 1871||Appointed||3 May 1879||Retired|
|Giovanni Maria Berengo||12 May 1879||Appointed||10 November 1884||Appointed Archbishop of Udine|
|Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto||10 November 1884||Appointed||15 June 1893||Appointed Patriarch of Venezia, later Pope Pius X|
|Paolo Carlo Francesco Origo||18 March 1895||Appointed||13 November 1928||Died|
|Domenico Menna||16 November 1928||Appointed||8 September 1954||Retired|
|Antonio Poma||8 September 1954||Appointed||16 July 1967||Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Bologna|
|Carlo Ferrari||19 October 1967||Appointed||28 June 1986||Retired|
|Egidio Caporello||28 June 1986||Appointed||13 July 2007||Retired|
|Roberto Busti||13 July 2007||Appointed|
- "Diocese of Mantova" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
- "Diocese of Mantova" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
- Eubel, I, p. 325.
- Martin had been Provost of Parma, and then Auditor General of the Roman Curia. On 4 October 1263 he was appointed to preach the Crusade in Lombardy. Ireneo AFFÒ (1787). Memorie istorico-critiche del beato Martino da Parma, vescovo di Mantova (in Italian). Parma: Carmignani. Eubel, I, p. 325 with note 3.
- Eubel, I, p. 325.
- Gonzaga had been Minister General of his Order. He was nominated Bishop Cefalù in Sicily (1587-1593) by King Philip II of Spain; he was then Bishop of Pavia from January to April, 1593. Eubel, III, p. 163 with note 13. Gauchat, IV, p. 146; p. 230 with note 2; p. 273.
- A native of Mantua, Suardi was a Doctor in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law), and was appointed a Referendary of the Two Signatures (justice and mercy). Suardi had been Bishop of Alba (1516-1519), and was made Coadjutor of Bishop Gonzaga in his senility on 13 May 1619. Gauchat, IV, p. 75 with note 4; p. 230 with note 3.
- Vitale was born in the diocese of Bergamo. He was consecrated in Rome on 11 February 1646 by Cardinal Giovanni Panciroli. Gauchat, IV, p. 230 with note 4.
- Gonzaga was born in Cremona. He was Doctor in utroque iure from Bologna. He was consecrated in Rome on 1 March 1671 by Cardinal Benedetto Odescalchi. Ritzler, V, p. 254 with note 2.
- Cataneo was a native of Mantua. He was Doctor in utroque iure from Bologna (1673). He was consecrated in Rome on 8 April 1674 by Cardinal Pietro Vidoni. Ritzler, V, p. 254 with note 3.
- A native of Casale, Vialardi was a lecturer in theology in his Order's houses, and then Visitor General of the Order. Ritzler, V, p. 254 with note 4.
- Arrigoni was a native Mantuan. He was Doctor in utroque iure from Parma (1695). He was appointed Governor of Reate, San Severino, Fano and Montalto successively. He was then named a Referendary of the Two Signatures (justice and mercy) on 1 April 1699. He was consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Ferdinando d'Adda on 5 February 1713. Ritzler, V, p. 254 with note 5.
- Ritzler, V, p. 254 with note 6.
- Juan was born in Antiquera in the diocese of Malaga, Spain. He was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law) from Pavia (1724). He was Canon of the Imperial Collegiate Church of Santa Maria de Scala (Milan). He had been titular Archbishop of Perge in Pamphylia (1760-1762). He was consecrated in Rome on 3 August 1760 by Cardinal Antonio Erba-Odescalchi. He was transferred to Mantua on 29 March 1762; he resigned the diocese of Mantua on 17 January 1770, and resumed the Archbishopric of Perge. He was transferred to the titular see of Constantinople on 4 March 1771. Ritzler, VI, p. 274 with note 2; p. 333 with note 3.
- Von Pergen was born in Vienna (Austria). He had been a Canon and Prebendary of the Cathedral of Olmouc. He attended the German College in Rome, and received a doctorate in theology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (1740). He was appointed an Auditor causarum Apostolic Palatii, and then he became an Auditor of the Rota. He was consecrated in Rome on 4 March 1770 by Cardinal Henry Stuart. Ritzler, VI, p. 275 with note 3.
- Cipolla, Constantino, ed. (2014). Giuseppe Sarto, Vescovo di Mantova. Laboratorio sociologico, 18 papers (in Italian). Milano: FrancoAngeli. ISBN 978-88-917-1886-0.
- Source for parishes: CCI (2008), Parrocchie, Chiesa Cattolica Italiana, retrieved 2008-03-14.
- Eubel, Conradus (ed.) (1913). Hierarchia catholica, Tomus 1 (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. (in Latin)
- Eubel, Conradus (ed.) (1914). Hierarchia catholica, Tomus 2 (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana.
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- Gams, Pius Bonifatius (1873). Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae: quotquot innotuerunt a beato Petro apostolo (in Latin). Ratisbon: Typis et Sumptibus Georgii Josephi Manz.
- Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica IV (1592-1667). Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentis aevi V (1667-1730). Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1958). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentis aevi VI (1730-1799). Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
- Official site
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Mantua". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.