Roman Catholic Archdiocese of L'Aquila


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of L'Aquila

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of L'Aquila (Latin: Archidioecesis Aquilanus) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Italy. It was erected as the Diocese of L'Aquila on February 20, 1257 by Pope Alexander IV, and promoted to an archdiocese by Pope Pius IX on January 19, 1876. Pope Paul VI elevated it to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on August 15, 1972, with the suffragan sees of Avezzano and Sulmona–Valva.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is San Massimo Cathedral; L'Aquila also contains the Basilica of San Bernardino da Siena. The current Archbishop of L'Aquila is Giuseppe Molinari, since June 6, 1998, and Giovanni D'Ercole, F.D.P. was named auxiliary bishop of L'Aquila on 16 November, 2009.

List of bishops and archbishops of L'Aquila

  • Berardo da Padula (1256-1264)
  • Niccolò Sinizzo (1267-1294)
  • Nicola Castroceli (1294-1303).
  • Bartolomeo Conti (1303-1312)
  • Filippo Delci (1312-1327)
  • Angelo Acciaioli (1328-1342)
  • Pietro Guglielmi (1343-1346)
  • Paolo Rainaldi (1349-1377)
  • Isacco D'Arcione (1353-1355)
  • Giovanni Zacchei (1377-1381)
  • Stefano Sidonio (1381-1382)
  • Clemente Secinari (1382-1384)
  • Oddo (1386-1388)
  • Ludovico Cola (1389-1399)
  • Giacomo Donadei (1401-1431)
  • Amico Agnifili (1431-1472)
  • Francesco Agnifili (1472-1476)
  • Ludovico Borgio (1477-1485)
  • Giovanbattista Gaglioffi (1486-1491)
  • Giovanni Di Leone (1493-1502)
  • Gualtiero Suardo (1502-1504)
  • Giovanni da Prato (1504-1506)
  • Francesco Franchi (1517-1523)
  • Giovanni Piccolomini (1523-1525)
  • Pompeo Colonna (1525-1532)
  • Giovanni Piccolomini (apostolic administrator, 1532 - 1538)
  • Bernardo Sancio (1538-1552)
  • Alvaro Della Quadra (1553-1561)
  • Giovanni D'Acugna (1561-1579)
  • Mariano De Racciaccaris (1579-1592)
  • Basilio Pignatelli (1593-1599)
  • Giuseppe De Rubeis (1599-1605)
  • Gundisalvo De Ruenda (1606-1622)
  • Alvaro De Mendoza (1622-1628)
  • Gaspare De Gaioso (1629-1644)
  • Clemente Del Pezzo (1646-1651)
  • Francesco Tellio De Leon (1654-1662)
  • Carlo De Angelis (1663-1674)
  • Giovanni Torricella (1676-1681)
  • Arcangelo Tipaldi (1681-1682)
  • Ignazio Della Zerda (1683-1702)
  • Domenico Taglialatela (1718-1742)
  • Giuseppe Coppola (1742-1749)
  • Ludovico Sabatini (1750-1776)
  • Benedetto Cervone (1777-1788)
  • Francesco Saverio Gualtieri (1792-1817)
  • Girolamo Manieri (1818-1844)
  • Michele Navazio (1845-1851)
  • Luigi Filippi (1853-1881)
  • Augusto Antonio Vicentini (1881 - 1892)
  • Francesco Paolo Carrano (1893 - 1906)
  • Peregrin-François Stagni, SM (1907 - 1916)
  • Adolfo Turchi (1918 - 1929)
  • Gaudenzio Manuelli (1931 - 1941)
  • Carlo Confalonieri (1941 - 1950)
  • Costantino Stella (1950 - 1973)
  • Carlo Martini (1973 - 1983)
  • Mario Peressin (1983 - 1998)
  • Giuseppe Molinari (1998 - present)

External links

See also


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Trivento — The Italian Catholic diocese of Trivento, in Molise, southern Italy, has existed since the tenth century. It is now a suffragan of the archdiocese of Campobasso Boiano.[1] History The earliest bishop of Trivento was St. Castus of an uncertain… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Albenga-Imperia — Albenga Cathedral The diocese of Albenga Imperia is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Liguria, northern Italy; the historical diocese of Albenga had its name changed in 1973. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Genoa.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Sulmona-Valva — The diocese of Sulmona Valva is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in central Italy, created in 1986. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of L Aquila. The diocese was created in 1818 when the diocese of Sulmona and the diocese of Valva… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Avezzano — The diocese of Avezzano is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in central Italy, carrying this name since 1986. Before it was known as the diocese of Marsi. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of L Aquila.[1] History The diocese of Marsi… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno — The Italian Catholic diocese of Nocera Inferiore Sarno was created in 1986, merging the historic diocese of Nocera de Pagani with parts of the diocese of Cava e Sarno. The diocese is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Salerno Campagna Acerno.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Roman Catholic archdioceses — The following is a current list of Roman Catholic archdioceses ordered by country and continent. Many smaller countries, and those with small Roman Catholic populations, lack large umbrella archdioceses and have immediately subject vicariates,… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Roman Catholic dioceses (structured view) — The Roman Catholic church in its entirety contains over 3,000 dioceses, 800 archdioceses as well as military ordinaries, Apostolic vicariates, and prefectures around the world. This is a structural list to show the relationships of each diocese… …   Wikipedia

  • List of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Italy — The following is the List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Italy. The Roman Catholic Church in Italy is composed of hundreds of particular churches, most of which are dioceses led by bishops. Dioceses led by archbishops are called archdioceses.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Europe — In the birthplace of the Catholic church, there are a large number of dioceses principally centred in the countries of Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, and Poland. Italy has the largest number of dioceses per capita of any country, although Brazil… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholicism in Italy — St Peter s Basilica and Vatican City, in Rome are where the bishop of Rome (pope) resides. The Vatican City is in Italy, however is not part of the country, as it is an independent nation. The Italian Catholic Church is part of the global Roman… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.