Roman Catholic Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo

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The Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo (Latin: Dioecesis Aliphana-Caiacensis o Caiatina) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. In that year the historic Diocese of Alife was united with the Diocese of Caiazzo. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples.In 2014 the diocese had one priest for every 1,104 Catholics; in 2018 the diocese had one priest for every 1,240 Catholics.

History

The old diocese of Alife was made up of twelve communes in the province of Caserta, Archbishopric of Benevento. The name of a Bishop of Alife appears for the first time among the signatories of the Roman Synod of 499, in the time of Pope Symmachus Alife became a suffragan of the metropolitan archbishop of Benevento in 969, when Pope John XIII created the ecclesiastical province of Benevento.

Augmentation of the diocese

On 18 February 1984, the Vatican and the Italian State signed a new and revised concordat, which was accompanied in the next year by enabling legislation. According to the agreement, the practice of having one bishop govern two separate dioceses at the same time, aeque personaliter, was abolished. Otherwise Caiazzo and Alise, who shared a bishop, might have become the diocese of Alise e Caiazzo. Instead, the Vatican continued consultations which had begun under Pope John XXIII for the merging of small dioceses, especially those with personnel and financial problems, into one combined diocese. On 30 September 1986, Pope John Paul II ordered that the dioceses of Caiazzo and Alise be merged into one diocese with one bishop, with the Latin title Dioecesis Aliphana - Caiacensis. The seat of the diocese was to be in Alise, and the cathedral of Alise was to serve as the cathedral of the merged diocese. The cathedral in Caiazzo was to become a co-cathedral, and the cathedral Chapter was to be a Capitulum Concathedralis. There was to be only one diocesan Tribunal, in Alise, and likewise one seminary, one College of Consultors, and one Priests' Council. The territory of the new diocese was to include the territory of the former dioceses of Caiazzo and Alise.

Bishops of Alife

Erected: 5th CenturyMetropolitan: Archdiocese of Benevento

to 1500

...Clarus (attested 499)...Paulus (attested 982–985)...Vitus (attested 1020)...Rodbertus (attested 1098, 1100)...Petrus (attested 1143)...Balduinus (attested 1179)...Landulfus (attested 1200)...Alferius (1252–1254) Romanus (1254–after 1286)Gentilis (before Oct 1291– ? ) AdministratorPetrus (attested 1305) Philippus (attested 1308) Nicolaus Thomas (1346– ) Bertrandus Joannes (1361– ? ) Guilelmus Joannes (Alfieri) (1389–1412) Roman Obedience Angelus de S. Felice (1413– ) Antonius Moretti, O.P. (1458–1482) Joannes Bartolo (Bartolomaeus) (1482–1486) Giovanni Zefra (6 Sep 1486 - 1504 Died)

Since 1500

Angelo Sacco (15 Apr 1504 - 1529 Died) Bernardino Fumarelli (16 Aug 1529 - 13 Nov 1532 Appointed, Bishop of Valva e Sulmona) Miguel Torcella (13 Nov 1532 - 6 Apr 1541 Appointed, Bishop of Anagni) Ippolito Marsigli (6 Apr 1541 - 1546 Died) Sebastiano Antonio Pighini (27 Aug 1546 - 4 Jun 1548 Appointed, Bishop of Ferentino) Filippo Angelo Seragli, O.S.B. (4 Jun 1548 - 1557 Died) Antonio Agustín (15 Dec 1557 - 8 Aug 1561 Appointed, Bishop of Lérida) Diego Gilberto Nogueras (8 Aug 1561 - 1566 Died) Angelo Rossi (bishop) (31 Jan 1567 - 1568 Died) Giovanni Battista Santorio (19 Nov 1568 - 8 Jan 1586 Appointed, Bishop of Tricarico) Enrico Cini (Siculus), O.F.M. Conv. (8 Jan 1586 - 1598 Died) Modesto Gavazzi, O.F.M. Conv. (7 Aug 1598 - Aug 1608 Died) Valerio Seta (Valerius Seta), O.S.M. (24 Nov 1608 - 1625 Died) Gerolamo Maria Zambeccari, O.P. (7 Apr 1625 - 11 Apr 1633 Appointed, Bishop of Minervino Murge) Giovanni Michele Rossi, O.C.D. (11 Apr 1633 - 25 Dec 1638 Died) Pietro Paolo Medici (11 Apr 1639 - Oct 1657 Died) Henri Borghi, O.S.M. (25 Feb 1658 - Nov 1658 Died) Sebastiano Dossena, B. (21 Apr 1659 - 1664 Died) Domenico Caracciolo (bishop) (31 Mar 1664 - 14 Oct 1673 Died) Giuseppe de Lazzara (23 Mar 1676 - 2 Mar 1702 Died) Angelo Maria Porfiri (Porfirius) (5 Mar 1703 - 23 Jul 1730 Died) Gaetano Iovone (11 Dec 1730 - 31 Oct 1733 Died) Pietro Abbondio Battiloro (18 Dec 1733 - 17 Oct 1735 Died) Egidio Antonio Isabelli (2 Dec 1735 - 3 Jan 1752 Died) Carlo Rosati (20 Mar 1752 - 17 Feb 1753 Died) Innocenzo Sanseverino (12 Mar 1753 - 29 Dec 1756 Resigned) Filippo Sanseverino (3 Jan 1757 - 26 Jan 1762 Resigned) Francesco Ferdinando Sanseverino, C.P.O. (29 Jan 1770 - 15 Apr 1776 Confirmed, Archbishop of Palermo) Emilio Gentile (15 Jul 1776 - 24 Feb 1822 Died) Raffaele Longobardi (19 Apr 1822 - 23 Sep 1822 Died) Giovanni Battista de Martino di Pietradoro (3 May 1824 - 1 May 1826 Died) Carlo Puoti (3 Jul 1826 - 14 Mar 1848 Died) Gennaro di Giacomo (22 Dec 1848 - 1 Jul 1878 Died) Luigi Barbato Pasca di Magliano (1 Jul 1878 - 8 Dec 1879 Died) Girolamo Volpe (27 Feb 1880 - 9 Aug 1885 Died) Antonio Scotti (15 Jan 1886 - 24 Mar 1898 Resigned) Settimio Caracciolo di Torchiarolo (24 Mar 1898 - 10 Apr 1911 Appointed, Bishop of Aversa) Felice del Sordo (12 Oct 1911 - 7 Jul 1928 Died) Luigi Noviello (29 Jul 1930 - 20 Sep 1947 Died) Giuseppe Della Cioppa (2 Dec 1947 - 1 Apr 1953 Resigned) Virginio Dondeo (29 May 1953 - 22 Jul 1961 Appointed, Bishop of Orvieto) Raffaele Pellecchia (1 Sep 1961 - 19 Mar 1967 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Sorrento) Apostolic Administrator Vito Roberti (29 May 1967 – 8 April 1978) Angelo Campagna (8 April 1978 - 10 December 1990 Died)

Bishops of Alife-Caiazzo

United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of CaiazzoLatin Name: Aliphanus-Caiacensis o Caiatinus Nicola Comparone (10 December 1990 - 5 January 1998 Died) Pietro Farina (16 February 1999 - 25 April 2009 Appointed, Bishop of Caserta) Valentino Di Cerbo (6 March 2010 - 30 April 2019 Retired) Giacomo Cirulli (26 February 2021 – present)

Notes and references

Bibliography

Reference works

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Studies

Campagna, Angelo (1986). La chiesa di Cristo in Alife e Caiazzo. Piedimonte Matese: Tip. La Bodoniana, 1986. (in Italian) Cappelletti, Giuseppe (1864). Le Chiese d'Italia dalla loro origine sino ai nostri giorni (in Italian). Vol. Tomo decimonono (19). Venezia: Antonelli. pp. 89–115. Fariña,S. (1978). Vescovi della diocesi di Alife daü'anno 499 ad oggi. S. María Capua Vetere 1978. (in Italian) Ferrazzani, Francesco (1848), "Alife," in: Vincenzo D'Avino (1848). Cenni storici sulle chiese arcivescovili, vescovili, e prelatizie (nullius) del Regno delle Due Sicilie (in Italian). dalle stampe di Ranucci. pp. 8-10. Kehr, Paul Fridolin (1962). Regesta pontificum Romanorum. Italia pontificia, Vol.IX: Samnium—Apulia—Lucania. ed. Walter Holtzmann. Berlin: Weidemann. (in Latin) Marrocco, Dante S. (1979). Il Vescovato alifano nel Medio Volturno. Piedimonte Matese: Edizioni ASMV 1979. "Capitolo II: La serie dei vescovi" (on-line version hosted by: Associazione Storica del Medio Volturno; retrieved: 28 September 2019. (in Italian) Ughelli, Ferdinando; Coleti, Nicolaus (1721). Italia sacra, sive de episcopis Italiae, et insularum adjacentium (in Latin). Vol. Tomus octavus (8). Venezia: Apud Sebastianum Coleti. pp. 206–212. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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