Roman Catholic Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo

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Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo
Dioecesis Soranus-Cassinensis-Aquinatensis-Pontiscurvi
Cattedrale di Sora.JPG
Sora Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 1,426 km2 (551 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
154,855
151,932 (98.1%)
Parishes 144
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Sora)
Co-cathedral Basilica Concattedrale degli SS. Costanzo e Tommaso d’Aquino (Aquino)
Concattedrale di S. Bartolomeo Apostolo (Pontecorvo)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo
Emeritus Bishops Luca Brandolini, C.M.
Website
www.diocesisora.it

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo (Latin: Dioecesis Soranus-Cassiensis-Aquinatensis-Pontiscurvi) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Lazio region (central Italy).[1][2] It is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province. The current Bishop of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo is Gerardo Antonazzo, who was ordained a bishop on April 8, 2013 by Pope Francis.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Sora originated in the 3rd century.

On June 27, 1818, it was united with the Diocese of Aquino and Pontecorvo[3] as the Diocese of Aquino, Sora and Pontecorvo, from September 30, 1986 known as the Diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo.

On October 23, 2014, the lands of the Benedictine territorial Abbey of Montecassino which were not part of the abbey proper were transferred by Pope Francis to this diocese. It was then renamed to its current title. The various religious institutions involved in this transfer included 53 parishes.[4]

Cathedrals[edit]

The seat of the bishop is the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (Italian: Santa Maria Assunta) in Sora.

Both former cathedrals, S. Bartolomeo Apostolo in Pontecorvo and Aquino's Santi Costanzo e Tommaso d’Aquino Cathedral, are now ranked as co-cathedrals and were granted the status of minor basilica.

Lists of episcopal incumbents[edit]

(bios to complete - more on GigaCatholic, TWO pages)

Diocese of Sora[edit]

Latin Name: Soranus
Erected: 3rd Century

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  • Leone, 1050 - ?
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Diocese of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo[edit]

Latin Name: Aquinatensis, Soranus et Pontiscurvi
United: 27 June 1818 with the Diocese of Aquino and Pontecorvo

  • Andrea Lucibello (29 Mar 1819 - 9 Mar 1836 Resigned)
  • Giuseppe Maria Mazzetti, O. Carm. (11 Jul 1836 - 5 Feb 1838 Resigned)
  • Giuseppe Montieri (13 Sep 1838 - 12 Nov 1862 Died)
  • Paolo di Niquesa (27 Oct 1871 - 26 Mar 1879 Died)
  • Ignazio Camillo Guglielmo Maria Pietro Persico, O.F.M. Cap. (26 Mar 1879 - 5 Mar 1887 Resigned)
  • Raffaele Sirolli (14 Mar 1887 - 14 Dec 1899 Resigned)
  • Luciano Bucci, O.F.M. (14 Dec 1899 - 14 Oct 1900 Died)
  • Antonio Maria Jannotta (17 Dec 1900 - 5 Dec 1933 Died)
  • Agostino Mancinelli (5 Dec 1933 - 15 Apr 1936 Appointed, Archbishop of Benevento)
  • Michele Fontevecchia (15 Jun 1936 - 19 Apr 1952 Resigned)
  • Biagio Musto (19 Apr 1952 - 9 Apr 1971 Died)
  • Carlo Minchiatti (29 May 1971 - 6 Aug 1982 Appointed, Archbishop of Benevento)
  • Lorenzo Chiarinelli (21 Jan 1983 - 27 Mar 1993 Appointed, Bishop of Aversa)

Diocese of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo[edit]

Latin Name: Soranus-Aquinatensis-Pontiscurvi
Name Changed: 30 September 1986

Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Pontecorvo[edit]

Territory added: 23 October 2014 with the Territorial Abbey of Montecassino

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Portecorvino" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 27, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Sora-Cassino-Aquino-Portecorvino" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 27, 2016
  3. ^ dating from 1725; the previous diocese of Aquino had been established in the 5th century
  4. ^ "Vatican Press Release". Abbey of Montecassino. October 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bishop Matteo Mancini" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Bernardo Ruggieri" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Adriano Mascheroni" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Marco Antonio Salomone" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Tommaso Guzzoni, C.O." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 19, 2016

Coordinates: 41°43′00″N 13°37′00″E / 41.7167°N 13.6167°E / 41.7167; 13.6167