- Roman Catholic Diocese of Teggiano-Policastro
The Italian Catholic diocese of Teggiano-Policastro, in Campania, has existed since 1986. In that year the diocese of Diano-Teggiano was united with the diocese of Policastro. The diocese is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno.
Pope Pius IX established the episcopal see at Diano, 29 September 1850, at the instance of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. He ordered the bishop of Capaccio to fix his residence in the town of Diano; thenceforth the see was to be known as Capaccio and Diano. But under the second bishop, Domenico Fanello (1858-83), Capaccio was again separated from Diano and united with the diocese of Vallo, in which town the bishop now resides. In 1882 Diano received the name of Teggiano.
As of Saturday, January 15, 2011, the Diocese is a vacant see (sede vacante), because Bishop Angelo Spinillo was transferred to be Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aversa, Italy.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.Categories:
- Roman Catholic dioceses in Italy
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