Roman Catholic Diocese of Trieste

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Diocese of Trieste
Dioecesis Tergestina
Trieste Cattedrale di San Giusto frontside.jpg
Trieste Cathedral
Location
Country Italy
Ecclesiastical province Gorizia
Statistics
Area 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
241,800
221,700 (91.7%)
Parishes 60
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 6th Century
Cathedral Basilica Cattedrale di S. Giusto Martire
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi
Emeritus Bishops Eugenio Ravignani
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Trieste in Italy.svg
Website
Diocesi di Trieste

The Italian Roman Catholic Diocese of Trieste (Latin: Dioecesis Tergestina) in the Triveneto, has existed since no later than 524, and in its current form since 1977. The bishop's seat is in Trieste Cathedral. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Gorizia.[1][2]

History[edit]

Frugifer, consecrated in 524, was the first bishop of Trieste; the diocese was then a suffragan of the archdiocese of Aquileia.

Among the bishops were:

From 1787 a series of administrative changes took place, beginning with the suppression of the diocese of Pedena, which was added to that of Trieste. Emperor Joseph II then abolished the diocese of Trieste in 1788, merging it into the archdiocese of Gradisca. In 1791 Joseph's brother, Emperor Leopold II, divided the archdiocese of Gradisca into the newly created diocese of Gorizia-Gradisca, or Görz-Gradisca, and a re-created diocese of Trieste, appointing as its bishop the tutor of his children Sigismund Anton, Count of Hohenwart. Later attempts were made to suppress the see again, but the emperor decreed its preservation, appointing Ignatius Cajetanus von Buset zu Faistenberg bishop.[3] After his death in 1803 the see remained vacant for eighteen years, because of the disorders caused by Napoleon.

Emperor Franz II finally appointed Antonio Leonardis da Lucinico as the new bishop of Trieste in 1821. In 1828 the Slovenian diocese of Koper, or Capodistria-Koper, was united with Trieste, after which it was known as the Diocese of Trieste-Koper (Capodistria),[4] or Triest-Capo d'Istria (in the German spelling).

Bishop Bartholomew Legat was present at the Synod of Vienna in 1849, where he defended the views of the minority in the First Vatican Council. In 1909 Bishop Franz Xaver Nagl was appointed coadjutor cum jure successionis to the ninety-year-old Cardinal Prince-Archbishop Anton Gruscha of Vienna.

In 1977 Koper / Capodistria became an independent diocese once more, leaving the diocese of Trieste in its present state.[5]

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Trieste[edit]

Erected: 6th Century
Latin Name: Tergestinus
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Gorizia

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Diocese of Trieste e Capodistria[edit]

United: 30 June 1828 with the Diocese of Capodistria and territory added from the suppressed Diocese of Novigrad
Latin Name: Tergestinus et Iustinopolitanus
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Gorizia

Diocese of Trieste[edit]

17 October 1977: Split into the Diocese of Koper and the Diocese of Trieste

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Trieste" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Trieste" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Bishop Ignatius Cajetanus von Buset zu Faistenberg [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  4. ^ also including the titular diocese of Aemona (Cittanova)
  5. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
  6. ^ "Bishop Giacomo Balardi Arrigoni, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Pompeo Coronini" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Antonio Marenzi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 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.

Coordinates: 45°38′47″N 13°46′20″E / 45.6465°N 13.7722°E / 45.6465; 13.7722