Diocese of Rapolla

The Italian Catholic diocese of Rapolla, in Basilicata, existed from the eleventh century until 1528. In that year it was united with the diocese of Melfi, to form the diocese of Melfi-Rapolla.[1]

History

The Normans took Rapolla from the Greeks in 1042, and fortified it with works still to be seen. The town was an episcopal see, suffragan of the archdiocese of Siponto, in the time of Pope Gregory VII.[2]

Bishops

  • Pietro Scarrier (1308-)
  • Bernard (1316-1330)
  • Joannes (1342-1346)
  • Malitia de Gesualdo (1482-1488)

Notes

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 


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