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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bertinoro

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The Italian Catholic diocese of Bertinoro existed from 1360 to 1986. In that year it was united to the diocese of Forlì into the diocese of Forlì-Bertinoro.

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History

Bertinoro is in Romagna, in the province of Forli. According to legend, about the year 303 St. Illuminata, a virgin of Ravenna, took refuge here, but was martyred.

Up to 1360 Bertinoro was subject to the Bishop of Forlimpopoli; in that year, however, Cardinal Albornoz being commander of the troops of Pope Gregory IX, Forlimpopoli was destroyed, when Albornoz took the city by force, obliged the inhabitants to abandon it, and razed it to the ground. The episcopal see was then transferred to Bertinoro, and the bishop, Roberto dei Resinelli, an Augustinian, took with him relics of St. Rufillus. In 1377 Roberto was succeeded by Bishop Teobaldo, who received from Pope Urban VI the civil authority over Bertinoro and Cesena, and fought against the bodies of mercenaries recruited by the Antipope Clement VII, by whom he was made prisoner.

Bishop Ventura degli Abati was highly praised by Pope Martin V for his learning and piety. Tommaso Caselli, a Dominican (1544), was an able theologian; Gianandrea Caligari (1580), formerly nuncio to Poland, restored the Cathedral of Santa Caterina. Giovanni della Robbia (1624), a Dominican, established at Forlimpopoli the Accademia degli Infiammati.

In 1803 Pope Pius VII suppressed the diocese of Bertinoro; it was re-established in 1817. From 1824 to 1859 it was united to the diocese of Sarsina.

The bishops' seat was Bertinoro Cathedral.

Ordinaries

  • Marco de Teramo (15 Dec 1404 - 29 Dec 1418 Appointed, Bishop of Sarno)
  • ...
  • Ventura degli Abbati (13 Apr 1429 - 1477 Died)
  • Giuliano Maffei (Matteis), O.F.M. (24 Jan 1477 - 18 Apr 1505 Appointed, Archbishop of Dubrovnik)
  • Giovanni Ruffo de Theodoli (18 Apr 1505 - 6 Nov 1511 Appointed, Archbishop of Cosenza)
  • Bartolomeo Muratini (17 Oct 1511 - Jan 1512 Resigned)
  • Angelo Petrucci (28 Jan 1512 - 1514 Died)
  • Raffaello Petrucci (14 Mar 1519 - 14 Mar 1520 Resigned)
  • Pietro Petrucci (14 Mar 1520 - 1537 Died)
  • Benedetto Conversini (15 Oct 1537 - 10 Jun 1540 Appointed, Bishop of Jesi)
  • Girolamo Verallo (20 Aug 1540 - 14 Nov 1541 Appointed, Bishop of Caserta)
  • Cornelio Musso, O.F.M. Conv. (14 Nov 1541 - 27 Oct 1544 Appointed, Bishop of Bitonto)
  • Tommaso Caselli, O.P. (27 Oct 1544 - 7 May 1548 Appointed, Bishop of Oppido Mamertina)
  • Lodovico Vanino de Theodoli, C.R.L. (7 May 1548 - 10 Jan 1563 Died)
  • Egidio Falcetta de Cingulo (30 Jan 1563 - 1 Jul 1564 Died)
  • Agostino Folignatti (Molignatus) (28 Jul 1564 - 1579 Died)
  • Giovanni Andrea Caligari (14 Oct 1579 - 19 Jan 1613 Died)
  • Innocenzo Massimi (20 May 1613 - 1 Jul 1624 Appointed, Bishop of Catania)
  • Giovanni della Robbia (bishop), O.P. (29 Jul 1624 - 25 Oct 1641 Died)
  • Isidoro della Robbia, O.S.B. (10 Mar 1642 - Nov 1656 Died)
  • Ottaviano Prati (21 Apr 1659 - Aug 1659 Died)
  • Guido Bentivoglio, C.R. (16 Feb 1660 - 1 Feb 1676 Resigned)
  • Vincenzo Cavalli (Gaballi) (23 Mar 1676 - Jun 1701 Died)
  • Giovanni Battista Missiroli (8 Aug 1701 - Jan 1734 Died)
  • Gaetano Calvani (24 Mar 1734 - 19 Sep 1747 Resigned)
  • Francesco Maria Colombani (20 Nov 1747 - 27 Mar 1788 Died)
  • Giacomo Boschi (15 Sep 1788 - 18 Sep 1807 Appointed, Bishop of Carpi)
  • Federico Bencivenni, O.F.M. Cap. (14 Apr 1817 - 19 Nov 1829 Died)
  • Giambattista Guerra (15 Mar 1830 - 1857 Died)
  • Pietro Buffetti (3 Aug 1857 - 12 Jan 1874 Died)
  • Camillo Ruggeri (4 May 1874 - 3 Jul 1882 Appointed, Bishop of Fano)
  • Lodovico Leonardi (3 Jul 1882 - Jun 1898 Died)
  • Federico Polloni (28 Nov 1898 - 10 Mar 1924 Died)
  • Antonio Scarante (18 Dec 1924 - 30 Jun 1930 Appointed, Bishop of Faenza)
  • Francesco Gardini (9 May 1931 - 31 Jan 1950 Died)
  • Mario Bondini (16 Mar 1950 - 28 Jan 1959 Died)
  • Giuseppe Bonacini (16 May 1959 - 14 Nov 1969 Died)
  • Giovanni Proni (10 Mar 1970 - 30 Sep 1986 Appointed, Bishop of Forli-Bertinoro)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Bertinoro Wikipedia


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