Roman Catholic Diocese of Teano-Calvi

Roman Catholic Diocese of Teano-Calvi

The diocese of Teano-Calvi is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1986. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Naples. The historic diocese of Calvi and diocese of Calvi were united in 1818, forming the diocese of Calvi e Teano.[1]

History

Calvi is the ancient Cales or Calenum, not far from Capua. Towards the end of the fifth century it was certainly a bishopric, since Valerius, Bishop of Calenum, was present at the Roman Council held by Pope Symmachus in 499. Destroyed in the 9th century by the Saracens, it was rebuilt by Atenulf I of Capua, at which time, probably, the see was re-established. It certainly had a bishop at the end of the eleventh century.

Among the bishops were:

  • Odoardo, who assisted at the Council of Lyons (1245) and vigorously opposed Emperor Frederick II, his sovereign, who, on his return, had him killed;
  • Niccolò Fortiguerra (1458)
  • Francisco de Borja (August 19, 1495—June 5, 1508)

Teano is a former fief of the Gaetani. Its first bishop was St. Paris, ordained by Pope Sylvester I; according to tradition, St. Urbanus and St. Amasius were bishops of Teano in the fourth century.[2]

Notes

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


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