Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-S. Giovanni Rotondo

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sipontina-Vestana-Sancti Ioannis Rotundi) is a Latin Catholic non-Metropolitan Archdiocese in Foggia province, in Apulia, south-eastern Italy,[1] which is part the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino[2]

Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-S. Giovanni Rotondo

Archidioecesis Sipontina-Vestana-Sancti Ioannis Rotundi
Cathedral of Manfredonia
Location
CountryItaly
Ecclesiastical provinceFoggia-Bovino
Statistics
Area1,665 km2 (643 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
152,559
151,209 (99.1%)
Parishes51
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established3rd Century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Lorenzo Maiorano (Manfredonia)
Co-cathedralBasilica Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Assunta in cielo (Vieste)
Secular priests74 (diocesan)
48 (Religious Orders)
4 Permanent Deacons
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopFranco Moscone
Map
Website
www.manfredonia.chiesacattolica.it

The historic Archdiocese of Siponto (precursor in a present suburb of Manfredonia) was elevated from the status of diocese in 1074. At that time it was known after its see, Siponto, and Sipontina persisted as its Latin name. The present complex title reflects several mergers, part of a complex history before and after the see transfer in 1230.

On July 15, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Michele Castoro of the Diocese of Oria as Archbishop.

The cathedral of the archiepiscopal see is the Manfredonia Cathedral, dedicated to St Laurence of Siponto, in Foggia, Apulia. It also has

Statistics

As of 2014, the archdiocese pastorally served 152,000 Catholics (98.8% of 153,811 total) on 1,665 km² in 51 parishes with 124 priests (76 diocesan, 48 religious), three deacons, 247 lay religious (56 brothers, 191 sisters), and there were seven seminarians.

History

For its Ancient and medieval precursor (arch)bishopric at Siponto, see Archdiocese of Sipontum.

In 1230, Manfredonia, a new city founded by Manfred of Sicily, who decided to rebuild Siponto in a new nearby location, the archiepiscopal see was transferred and renamed after it as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manfredonia, yet kept its Latin adjective Sipontin(us).

Among the bishops were Matteo Orsini (1327), later cardinal; Cardinal Bessarione (1447), administrator; Niccolò Perotti (1458), a Greek scholar and theologian; Giovanni del Monte (1512), later Pope Julius III; Domenico Ginnasio (1586), who suppressed the use of the Greek Rite at the high altar of the cathedral of Sipontum, a custom which had been observed until his time; Antonio Marcello (1643), who founded the seminary and restored the cathedral destroyed by the Ottoman Turks in 1620; Vincenzo Orsini (1675), afterwards Pope under the name of Benedict XIII.

On 1979.04.30 it was demoted as non-Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manfredonia / Sipontin(us) (Latin)

On 1986.09.30 it was renamed as Archdiocese of Manfredonia–Vieste / Sipontin(us)–Vestan(us) (Latin adjective), having gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Vieste (but absorbing its title), and having lost territories, both to its Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino, and to the Diocese of San Severo.

On 2002.12.06 it was again renamed as Archdiocese of Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo / Sipontin(us)–Vestan(us)–Sancti Ioannis Rotundi (Latin).

Archbishops

Metropolitan Archbishops of Manfredonia

  • Ruggero (1230 – death 1263?)
  • Giacomo (1263–?)
  • Giovanni Freccia (1265–1290)
  • Andrea De China (1291.12.05 – death 1301)
  • Gregorio de Montelongo (1301.09.01 – death 1302.01)
  • Leonardo Mancini (1302.02.09 – death 1326), previously Bishop of Orvieto (Italy) (1295 – 1302.02.09)
  • Matteo Orsini, Dominican Order (O.P.) (15 June 1327 – 18 Dec 1327 Appointed Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo)
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  • Angelo Capranica (17 March 1438 – 5 May 1447 Appointed Archbishop (Personal Title) of Ascoli Piceno)
  • Basilios Bessarion, (O.S.B.M.) (5 May 1447 – 7 April 1449 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Burgio, (7 Apr 1449 – 25 Oct 1458 Appointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Mazara del Vallo)
  • Niccolò Perotti, (19 Oct 1458 – 1480 Died)
  • Tiberio Nardini, (12 Jan 1481 – 1498 Died)
  • Agapito Gerardini, (4 May 1500 – 1506 Died)
  • Antonio Maria Ciocchi del Monte (6 Feb 1506 – 30 May 1511 Appointed Administrator of Pavia)
  • Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte (18 March 1513 – 25 June 1544 Resigned)
  • Giovanni Ricci (25 June 1544 – 20 Feb 1545 Appointed Archbishop (Personal Title) of Chiusi)
  • Giovanni Andrea Mercurio (20 Feb 1545 – 30 May 1550 Appointed Archbishop of Messina)
  • Sebastiano Antonio Pighini (30 May 1550 – 23 Nov 1553 Died)
  • Dionisio de Robertis, O.S.M. (30 March 1554 – 1560 Died)
  • Bartolomé de la Cueva y Toledo (13 Sep 1560 – 29 June 1562 Died)
  • Tolomeo Gallio (6 July 1562 – 1573 Resigned)
  • Giuseppe Sappi (8 April 1573 – 1586 Died)
  • Domenico Ginnasi (17 Dec 1586 – 11 Nov 1607 Resigned)
  • Annibale Ginnasi (5 Nov 1607 – 1621 Died)
  • Giovanni Severini (bishop) (14 March 1622 – 20 Dec 1622 Died)
  • Bernardino Buratti (9 Jan 1623 – 11 April 1628 Died)
  • André Caracciolo (29 May 1628 – 8 Dec 1629 Died)
  • Horace Annibaldi della Molara (18 Feb 1630 – 7 May 1643 Died)
  • Antonio Marullo (31 Aug 1643 – 18 Dec 1648 Died)
  • Paolo Teutonico (12 April 1649 – Nov 1651 Died)
  • Giovanni Alfonso Puccinelli, C.R.L. (13 May 1652 – 1658 Died)
  • Benedetto Cappelletti (22 Sep 1659 – 27 Jan 1675 Resigned)
  • Pietro Francesco Orsini de Gravina, O.P. (28 Jan 1675 – 22 Jan 1680 Appointed Archbishop (Personal Title) of Cesena)
  • Tiberio Muscettola, C.O. (13 May 1680 – 25 Feb 1708 Resigned)
  • Giovanni de Lerma (12 March 1708 – 14 March 1725 Resigned)
  • Marco Antonio De Marco (21 March 1725 – April 1742 Died)
  • Francesco Rivera (25 May 1742 – 25 Jan 1777 Died)
  • Tommaso Maria Francone, C.R. (23 June 1777 – 25 May 1799 Died)
  • Giovanni Gaetano del Muscio, Sch. P. (29 Oct 1804 – Dec 1807 Died)

Archbishops of Manfredonia e Vieste

United: 27 June 1818 with the Diocese of Vieste
  • Eustachio Dentice, C.R. (6 April 1818 Confirmed – 1830 Died)
  • Vitangelo Salvemini (2 July 1832 Confirmed – 13 May 1854 Died)
  • Vincenzo Taglialatela (Tagliatela) (23 June 1854 – 7 Dec 1879 Retired)
  • Beniamino Feuli (27 Feb 1880 – 19 Jan 1884 Died)
  • Federico Pizza (24 March 1884 – 19 April 1897 Resigned)
  • Pasquale Gagliardi (19 April 1897 – 1 Oct 1929 Resigned)
  • Andrea Cesarano (30 June 1931 – 20 Dec 1969 Died)
  • Valentino Vailati (25 May 1970 – 2 June 1990 Retired)

Archbishops of Manfredonia-Vieste

30 September 1986: Name Changed

  • Vincenzo D'Addario (2 June 1990 – 24 August 2002 Appointed Archbishop (Personal Title) of Teramo-Atri)

Archbishops of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo

6 December 2002: Name Changed

  • Domenico Umberto D’Ambrosio (8 March 2003 – 16 April 2009 Appointed Archbishop of Lecce)
  • Michele Castoro (15 July 2009 – 5 May 2018 died)
  • Franco Moscone, C.R.S. (3 Nov 2018 - )

See also

References

  1. "Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. "Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archdiocese of Manfredonia" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.

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