Roman Catholic Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia

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Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia
Dioecesis Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerina
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Terni Cathedral
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 871 km2 (336 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
156,100 (98.9%)
Parishes 82
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 2nd century
Cathedral Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Terni)
Co-cathedral Concattedrale di S. Giovenale (Narni)
Concattedrale di S. Firmina (Amelia)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Bishop-elect Giuseppe Piemontese
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Co-cathedral in Narni

The diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia (Latin: Dioecesis Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerina) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Umbria, central Italy. It was created in 1983, when the Diocese of Amelia was united to the Diocese of Terni and Narni. The latter had been in turn created in 1907, when the Diocese of Narni was united to the historical Diocese of Terni.[1][2] The diocese is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastic province.


Terni is the ancient Interamna Nahars of the Umbrians, and the cathedral, and other churches, are built on the sites of pagan temples. After the Lombard invasion, Terni belonged to the Duchy of Spoleto, and with the latter, came into the Pontifical States. It was at Terni that Pope Zacharias entered into the agreement with King Luitprand for the restitution of the cities of Bieda, Orte, Bomarzo, and Amelia to the Duchy of Rome.

It is believed that the gospel was preached at Terni by Saint Peregrinus, about the middle of the second century. Saint Valentinus has a basilica outside the city. There were other martyrs from this city, among them Saints Proculus, Ephebus, Apollonius, and the holy virgin Agape.

In the time of Totila, the Bishop of Terni, Saint Proculus, was killed at Bologna, and Saint Domnina and ten nuns, her companions, were put to death at Terni itself. After the eighth century Terni was without a bishop until 1217, in which year the diocese was re-established.

Among its bishops were:

Among its saints:


Diocese of Terni[edit]

Latin Name: Interamnensis
Erected: 2nd Century

Diocese of Terni e Narni[edit]

Latin Name: Interamnensis et Narniensis
United: 12 April 1907 with the Diocese of Narni
Immediately Subject to the Holy See

  • Francesco Moretti (12 Apr 1907 – 7 Mar 1921 Resigned)
  • Cesare Boccoleri (13 Jun 1921 – 28 Mar 1940 Appointed, Archbishop of Modena (e Nonantola))
  • Felice Bonomini (28 Aug 1940 – 21 Nov 1947 Appointed, Bishop of Como)
  • Giovanni Battista Dal Prà (6 Apr 1948 – 10 Feb 1973 Resigned)
  • Santo Bartolomeo Quadri (10 Feb 1973 – 31 May 1983 Appointed, Archbishop of Modena (e Nonantola))

Diocese of Terni, Narni, e Amelia[edit]

Latin Name: Interamnensis, Narniensis et Amerinus
United: 13 September 1983 with the Diocese of Amelia

Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia[edit]

Latin Name: Interamnensis-Narniensis-Amerinus
Name Changed: 30 September 1986


  1. ^ "Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Terni–Narni–Amelia" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Narni and Terni
  4. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Romano, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bishop Giovanni di Fonsalida". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Ventura Bufalini". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bishop Luigi d'Apera". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bishop Sebastiano Valenti". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Giacomo (Jean Jacques) Barba, O.S.A." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  10. ^ "Bishop Giovanni Antonio Onorati" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  11. ^ a b c d e f Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 210. 
  12. ^ "Bishop Clemente Gera" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 28, 2017
  13. ^ "Bishop Ippolito Andreassi, O.S.B." David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 20, 2017
  14. ^ "Bishop Sebastiano Gentili" David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 20, 2017
  15. ^ a b c d e Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. pp. 228–229.  (in Latin)
  16. ^ "Bishop Carlo Bonafaccia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 21, 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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Coordinates: 42°34′N 12°39′E / 42.567°N 12.650°E / 42.567; 12.650