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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Severino

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The former Italian Catholic Diocese of San Severino, in the Province of Macerata, Marche in Central Italy, existed until 1986. In that year it was united into the Archdiocese of Camerino to form the Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche.

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History

San Severino stands on the site of the ancient Septempeda, a city of Picenum. The saint from whom the city takes its name is commonly believed to have been Bishop of Septempeda, but his date is unknown.

In the eighth century it was a fortress of the Duchy of Spoleto. The Church of San Severino gave its name later to a new town that grew up around it. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries it was at constant war with the neighbouring cities, especially with Camerino, and always supported the cause of the emperors, particularly of Emperor Frederick II. Louis the Bavarian named as vicar of San Severino Smeduccio della Scala, who, passing into the service of the Holy See, gave great help to the expedition of Cardinal Albornoz and became feudal lord of San Severino, a post held later by his son Onofrio.

His nephew Antonio paid with his life for attempting to resist the arms of Pietro Colonna, the representative of Pope Martin V; his sons tried in vain to recapture the city (1434), which remained immediately subject to the Holy See.

In the Middle Ages San Severino was part of the Archdiocese of Camerino; the old cathedral was then a collegiate church. In 1566 it had a seminary. In 1586 Pope Sixtus V made it an episcopal see, the first bishop being Orazio Marzari. Among his successors were: Angelo Maldacchini, O. P. (1646); Alessandro Calai Organi (1702), the restorer of the seminary; Angelo Antonio Anselmi (1792), exiled in 1809. The diocese became a suffragan of the archdiocese of Fermo.

In 1920 the Diocese of Treia was united into the diocese of San Severino. In the reorganisation of 1985-6 the territory of the former Diocese of Treia passed to the Diocese of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia and the remaining Diocese of San Severino united with the Archdiocese of Camerino to form the Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche.

Diocese of San Severino (Marche)

Erected: 26 November 1586

  • Orazio Marzani (10 Dec 1586 - 3 Jun 1607 Died)
  • Ascanio Sperelli (3 Jul 1607 - 22 Jul 1631 Died)
  • Francesco Sperelli (22 Jul 1631 - 1646 Died)
  • Angelo Maldachini, O.P. (19 Nov 1646 - 22 Jun 1677 Died)
  • Scipione Negrelli (13 Sep 1677 - 11 May 1702 Died)
  • Alessandro Avio (2 Oct 1702 - 15 Sep 1703 Died)
  • Alessandro Calvi-Organi (2 Mar 1705 - 25 Jul 1721 Died)
  • Giovanni Francesco Leonini (24 Sep 1721 - 16 Jan 1725 Died)
  • Giulio Cesare Compagnoni (21 Feb 1725 - 12 Apr 1732 Died)
  • Dionigi Pieragostini (7 May 1732 - 8 Dec 1745 Died)
  • Giuseppe de Vignoli (14 Jun 1746 - 19 Dec 1757 Appointed, Bishop of Carpentras)
  • Francesco Maria Forlani (19 Dec 1757 - 5 Jun 1765 Appointed, Bishop of Civita Castellana e Orte)
  • Domenico Giovanni Prosperi (27 Jan 1766 - 1 Dec 1791 Died)
  • Angelo Antonio Anselmi (26 Mar 1792 - Jan 1816 Died)
  • Giacomo Ranghiasci (22 Jul 1816 - 13 May 1838 Died)
  • Filippo Saverio Grimaldi (13 Sep 1838 - 1 Dec 1846 Resigned)
  • Francesco Mazzuoli (4 Oct 1847 - 11 Feb 1889 Resigned)
  • Aurelio Zonghi (11 Feb 1889 - 12 Jun 1893 Appointed, Bishop of Jesi)
  • Giosuè Bicchi (12 Jun 1893 - 18 Jan 1913 Died)
  • Adamo Borghini (4 Jun 1913 - 27 Dec 1926 Died)
  • Diocese of San Severino (-Treia)

    United: 20 February 1920 with Diocese of Treia

  • Vincenzo Migliorelli (10 Aug 1927 - 27 Feb 1930 Resigned)
  • Pietro Tagliapietra (22 Feb 1932 - 12 Sep 1934 Appointed, Archbishop of Spoleto)
  • Ferdinando Longinotti (22 Oct 1934 - 5 Oct 1966 Retired)
  • Lost Territory: 30 September 1986 - the territory of the former Diocese of Treia was united with the Diocese of Macerata e Tolentino, the Diocese of Osimo e Cingoli, and the Diocese of Recanati to form the Diocese of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia

    Diocese of San Severino

    United: 30 September 1986 with the Archdiocese of Camerino to form the Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche

  • Bruno Frattegiani (21 Jun 1979 - 30 Sep 1986 Appointed, Archbishop of Camerino-San Severino Marche)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Severino Wikipedia


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