PROVINCES PUGLIE - VENETO

PUGLIE

ALTAMURA E ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI*

The prelature of Altamura was established in 1248, that of Acquaviva delle Fonti in 1848. They were united the same year.

BARI

The Diocese of Bari was erected in the 4th century. It became an Archdiocese in the 6th. Archbishops 1858 - 1886 Francesco Pedicini 1... - 1886 1887 - 1897 Enrico Mazzella 1833 - 1897 1897 - 1924 Giulio Vaccaro 18.. - 1924 1925 - 1933 Augusto Curi 1933 - 1952 Marcello Mimmi

BRINDISI

The diocese of Brindisi was erected in the 4th century. It became an archdiocese in the 10th. Archbishops 1856 - 1875 Raffaele Ferrigno 1... - 1875 1875 - 1892 Luigi Maria Aguilar 1... - 1892 1893 - 1905 Salvatore Palmieri 1... - 1905 1906 - 1909 Luigi Morando 1910 - 1942 Tommaso Valeri 1942 - 1953 Francesco de Filippis

GRAVINA E IRSINA*

The diocese of Gravina was established in the 9th century, that of Irsina in the 12th or 15th. They were united in 1818. Bishops 1859 - 1871 Alfonso Maria Cappelta 1... - 1871 1872 - 1899 Vincenzo Salvatore 1... - 1899 1899 - 1906 Cristoforo Maiello 1... - 1906 1906 - 1920 Nicolo Zimarino 1... - 1920 1920 - 1922 vacant 1922 - 1953 Giovanni Maria Sanna

LECCE*

The diocese of Lecce was established in 1057.

MOLFETTA, GIOVINAZO E TERLIZZI*

The diocese of Molfetta was established in the 12th century, that of Giovinazzo in the 11th. Terlizzi was separated from Giovinazzo in 1731. Both last were abolished in 1818, but re-established in 1835 in an union with Molfetta.

MONOPOLI*

The diocese of Monopoli was established in the 11th century.

NARDO*

The diocese of Nardò was erected in 1413. 1849 - 1873 Luigi Vetta 1805 - 1873 1873 - 1876 Salvatore Neppi 1828 - 1876 1876 - 1888 Michele Ricciardi 1816 - 1888 1888 - 1908 Giuseppe Ricciardi 1839 - 1908 1908 - 1936 Nicola Giannatasio 1927 - 1935 Gaetano Muller 1935 - 1938 Nicola Colangelo 1938 - 1948 Gennaro Fenizia

OTRANTO

The diocese of Otranto was established in the 7th century. It became an archdiocese in the 11th century. Archbishops 1834 - 1871 Vincenzo Andrea Grande 1872 - 1883 Giuseppe Caiazzo 1883 - 1887 Recco Cocchia 1887 - 1890 Salvatore Maria Bressi 1890 - 1911 Gaetano Caporali 1912 - 1915 Giuseppe Ridolfi 1915 - 1918 vacant 1918 - 1930 Carmelo Patanè 1930 - 1952 Cornelio Salvatore Cuccarollo

TARANTO

The diocese of Taranto was established in the 6th century. It became an archdiocese in the 10th century. Archbishops 1855 - 1885 Giuseppe Rotondo 1885 - 1908 Pietro Alfonso Jorio 1909 - 1916 Carlo Giuseppe Cecchini 1917 - 1935 Orazio Mazzella 1935 - 1961 Ferdinando Bernardi 1874 -

TRANI E BARLETTA

The diocese of Trani was erected in the 6th century. It became an archdiocese in the 11th and it was united with the diocese of Barletta in 1860. Archbishops of Trani and Barletta 1848 - 1892 Giuseppe de’Bianchi Dottula 1809 - 1892 1893 - 1898 Domenico Marinangeli 1831 - 1898 1898 - 1906 Tommaso de Stefano 1853 - 1906 1906 - 1915 Francesco Paolo Carrano 1841 - 1915 1915 - 1918 Giovanni Regine 1856 - 1918 1918 - 1920 vacant 1920 - 1939 Giuseppe Maria Leo 1864 - 1939 1939 - 1947 Francesco Petronelli 1880 - 1947

ROMAGNA

BOLOGNA

The diocese of Bologna was established in the 3th century. It became an archdiocese in 1582. Archbishops 1871 - 1877 Carlo Luigi, Cardinal Morichini 1805 - 1879 1877 - 1882 Lucidio, Cardinal Parocchi 1833 - 1882 - 1892 Francesco, Cardinal (1885) Battaglini 1823 - 1893 Serafino, Cardinal Vannutelli 1834 - 1915 1894 - 1907 Domenico, Cardinal Svampa 1851 - 1907 1908 - 1914 Giacomo, Cardinal (1914) Della Chiesa 1854 - 1922 1914 - 1921 Giorgio, Cardinal (1915) Gusmini 1855 - 1921 1921 - 1952 Gioanni Battista, Cardinal (1923) Nasalli Rocca 1872 - 1952

FERRARA

The diocese of Ferrara was established in the 4th century. It became an archdiocese in 1735. Archbishops 1850 - 1877 Luigi, Cardinal Vannicelli-Casoni 1801 - 1877 - 1894 Luigi, Cardinal (1887) Giordani 1822 - 1894 - 1896 Egidio, Cardinal (18..) Mauri 1897 - 1899 Pietro Respighi 1843 - 1913 1899 - 1919 Giulio, Cardinal (1901) Boschi 1838 - 1920 1919 - 1929 Francesco Rossi 1929 - 1954 Rugiero Todi

RAVENNA

The diocese of Ravenna was erected in the first century. It became an archdiocese in the 10tn. (1) Archbishops 1871 - 1879 Cardinal (1877) Vincenzo Moretti 1815 - 1881 1879 - 1887 Cardinal Giacomo Cattani 1823 - 1887 1887 - 1901 Cardinal (1890) Sebastiano Galeati 1822 - 1901 1901 - 1902 Cardinal Agostino Gaetano Riboldi 1839 - 1902 1902 - 1904 Guido Maria Conforti 1865 - 1931 1904 - 1921 Pasquale Morganti 1921 - 1946 Antonio Lega 1863 - 1946 (1) Among its suffragans was the diocese of Rimini which had jurisdiction over part of the Republic of San Marino

SARDEGNA

CAGLIARI

The diocese of Cagliari was erected in the 4th century. It became an archdiocese in the 11th. Archbishops 1866 - 1871 vacant 1871 - 1881 Giovanni Antonio Balma 1817 - 1881 1881 - 1892 Vincenzo Gregorio Berchialla 1825 - 1892 1893 - 1900 Paolo Maria Serci 1827 - 1900 1900 - 1912 Pietro Balestra 1841 - 1912 1913 - 1920 Francesco Rossi 1863 - 1929 1920 - 1949 Ernesto Maria Piovella 1867 - 1949

ORISTANO

The archdiocese of Oristano was established in the 11th century.

SASSARI

The diocese of Sassari was established in the 5th century. It became an archdiocese in 1073.

SICILIA

ACIREALE*

The diocese of Acireale was established in 1844, the first bishop only being appointed in 1872. Bishops 1872 - 1907 Gerlando Maria Genuardi 1839 - 1907 1907 - 1920 Giovanni Battista Arista 1863 - 1920 1921 - 1922 Salvatore Bella 1862 - 1922 1922 - 1926 Fernando Cento 1883 - 1973 1927 - 1932 Evasio Colli 1883 - 1971 1932 - 1964 Salvatore Russo 1885 - 1964

CATANIA

The diocese of Catania was established in the first century. It became an archdiocese in 1844. Archbishops 1867 - 1894 Giuseppe Benedetto, Cardinal (1889) Dusmet 1818 - 1895 - 1928 Giuseppe, Cardinal (1899) Francica Nava di Bontifé 1846 - 1928 1928 - 1930 Emilio Ferrais 1930 - 1952 Carmelo Patanè

MESSINA

The diocese of Messina was established in the 5th century. It became an archdiocese in the 12th. Archbishops 1867 - 1875 Luigi Natoli 1... - 1875 1875 - 1897 Giuseppe, Cardinal (1893) Guarino 1827 - 1897 1898 - 1922 Letterio D'Arrigo 1923 - 1963 Angelo Paino 1879 -

MONREALE

The diocese of Monreale was erected in 1176. It became an archdiocese in 1183. Archbishops 1867 - 1871 vacant 1871 - 1883 Giuseppe Maria Papardi Del Pacco 1884 - 1919 Domenico Gaspare Lancia 1... - 1919 1919 - 1924 Antonio Augusto Intreccialagli 1925 - 1951 Ernesto Filippi

PALERMO

The diocese of Palermo was erected in the first century. It became an archdiocese in the 11th. Archbishops 1870 - 1871 vacant 1871 - 1904 Cardinal (1884) Pietro Geremia Michelangelo Celesia 1814 - 1904 1904 - 1927 Cardinal (1907) Alessandro Lualdi 1858 - 1927 1928 - 1944 Cardinal (1929) Luigi Lavitrano 1874 - 1950 1945 - 1967 Cardinal (1946) Ernesto Ruffini 1888 - 1967

PIANA DEGLI ALBANESI*

The diocese of Piana degli Albanese, for the Albanese community of the Byzantine/Greek Rite was established in 1937.

SANTA LUCIA DEL MELA*

The prelature of Santa Lucia del Mela was established in 1206.

SIRACUSA

The diocese of Syracuse was established in the second century. it became an archdiocese in 1844.

UMBRIA

AMELIA*

The diocese of Amelia was established in the 5th century.

ASSISI*

The diocese of Assisi was established in the 3th century.

CITTA DELLA PIEVE*

The diocese of Citta della Pieve was established in 1600.

CITTA DI CASTELLO*

The diocese of Citta di Castello was erected in the 7th century. Bishops 1863 - 1871 Paolo Micaleff 1818 - 1883 1871 - 1887 Giuseppe Moreschi 1816 - 1887 1888 - 1891 Domenico Fegatelli 1842 - 1891 - 1895 Dario Mattei Gentili 1895 - 1909 Aristide Golfieri 1... - 1909 1910 - 1932 Carlo Liviero 1866 - 1932 1933 - 1934 Maurizio Francesco Crotti 1934 - 1956 Filippo Maria Cipriani 1878 - 1956

FOLIGNO*

The diocese of Foligno was established in the first century. Bishops 1867 - 1879 Nicola Belletti 1879 - 1888 Vincenzo Serarcangeli 1888 - 1892 Federico Federici 1893 - 1894 Albino Angelo Pardini 18.. - 1925 1894 - 1910 Carlo Bertuzzi 18.. - 1914 1910 - 1914 Giorgio Gusmini 1855 - 19.. 1915 - 1917 Carlo Sica 1918 - 1946 Stefano Corbini 18.. - 1952

GUBBIO*

The diocese of Gubbio was established in the 5th century. Bishops 1855 - 1891 Innocenzo Sannibale 1... - 1891 1891 - 1895 Aloisio Lazzareschi 1896 - 1900 Macario Sorini 1900 - 1907 Angelo Mario Dolci 1907 - 1916 Giovanni Battista Nasalli-Rocca 1917 - 1920 Carlo Taccetti 18.. - 1920 1920 - 1932 Pio Leonardi Navarra 1932 - 1965 Beniamino Ubaldi 1882 -

NOCERA UMBRA E GUALDO TADINO*

The diocese of Nocera Umbra was established in the 7th century. It was renamed Nocera Umbra e Gualdo Tadino in 1915.

NORCIA*

The diocese of Norcia was established in the 5th century.

ORVIETO*

The diocese of Orvieto was established in thr 6th century.

PERUGIA

The diocese of Perugia was established in the second century. it became an archdiocese in 1882.

RIETI*

The diocese of Rieti was established in the 5th century. Bishops 1867 - 1872 vacant 1872 - 1888 Fra Egidio Mauri 1888 - 1895 Carlo Bertuzzi 1896 - 1915 Bonaventura Quintarelli 1916 - 1924 Francesco Sidoli 1925 - 1941 Massimo Rinaldi 1941 - 1951 Fra Benigno Luciano Migliorini

SPOLETO

The diocese of Spoleto was established in the first century. It became an archdiocese in 1820.

TERNI E NARNI*

The diocese of Terni was established in the second century. That of Narni in the 4th. They were united in 1907.

TODI*

The diocese of Todi was established in the second century.

VENETO

BRESSANONE*

The diocese of Brixen was established in the 6th century. It was part of Austria till 1918 and then of Italy (involving an Italianisation of its name) In 1921 the diocese, till then a suffragant of Salzburg, became exempt. Bishops (held the dignity of Prince-Bishops since 1179) 1856 - 1879 Vincenz Gasser 1... - 1879 1880 - 1884 Johann von Leiss 1... - 1884 1884 - 1904 Simon Aichner 1... - 1910 1904 - 1912 Joseph Altenweisel 1... - 1912 1912 - 1918 Franz Egger 1... - 1918 1918 - 1921 vacant 1921 - 1927 Giovanni Raffi 1... - 1927 1927 - 1930 vacant 1930 - Johann Geisler

GORIZIA E GRADISCA

The archdiocese of Görz was established in 1752, suppressed in 1788 and re-established in 1797 as the exempt diocese of Görz und Gradisca. It became again an archdiocese in 1830. It was part of Austria till 1918 and then of Italy (involving an Italianisation of its name) Prince Archbishops 1855 - 1883 Andreas Gollmayr 1883 - 1897 Alois Zorn 1897 - 1902 Jakob, Cardinal (1899) Missia 1838 - 1902 1902 - 1905 Andreas Jordan 1906 - 1931 Franz Borgia Sedej 1854 - 1931 - 1934 vacant 1934 - 1951 Carlo Margotti

TRENTO

The diocese of Trento was erected in the second century. It was a suffragan of Salzburg from 1825 to 1929, when in became an archdiocese. It was part of Austria until 1918 and then of Italy. Bishops 1861 - 1879 Benedetto Riccabona 1807 - 1879 1879 - 1885 Giovanni Giacomo della Bona 1814 - 1885 1886 - 1903 Eugenio Carlo Valussi 1837 - 1903 1904 - 1929 Celestino Endrici 1866 - 1940 Archbishops 1929 - 1940 Celestino Endrici s.a. 1941 - 1962 Carlo de Ferrari 1885 - 1962

UDINE

The archdiocese of Udine was erected in 1752. It was a suffragan diocese of Venice from 1818 to 1846 and then again an archdiocese. Archbishops 1863 - 1884 Andrea Casasola 1806 - 1884 1885 - 1896 Giovanni Maria Berengo 1820 - 1896 1896 - 1909 Pietro Zamburlini 1... - 1909 1910 - 1927 Antonio Anastasio Rossi 1864 - 1948 1928 - 1955 Giuseppe Nogara 1872 - 1955

VENEZIA

The diocese of Venice was established in 774. It became a patriarchate in 1457. Patriarchs 1862 - 1877 Giuseppe Luigi, Cardinal Trevisanato 1801 - 1877 1877 - 1891 Dominic, Cardinal (1882) Agostini 1825 - 1891 1892 - 1903 Giuseppe Melchiorre, Cardinal Sarto, elected Pope in 1903 1835 - 1914 1904 - 1914 Aristide, Cardinal (1907) Cavallari 1849 - 1914 1915 - 1935 Pietro, Cardinal (1916) LaFontaine 1869 - 1935 1935 - 1949 Adeodato, Cardinal (1937) Piazza 1884 - 1957 Back to top Back to ROMAN CATHOLIC HIERARCHY IN ITALY Back to ROMAN CATHOLIC REGIONAL HIERARCHY 1