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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

L’Aquila

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 1,516 km²

Population: 109,000 Catholics (94.6% of 115,200 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Avezzano, Sulmona–Valva

Neighbouring Dioceses: Rieti (←), Teramo–Atri (↗), Sulmona–Valva (↘), Avezzano (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Massimo Levita e Martire

Statistics: 149 parishes, 8 missions, 115 priests (89 diocesan, 26 religious), 10 deacons, 155 lay religious (29 brothers, 126 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Address: Zona Industriale Campo di Pile, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy

Phone: 0862.33.23.01

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Rieti (←), Teramo–Atri (↗), Sulmona–Valva (↘), Avezzano (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.06.08 – ...):Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi (69)Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi (69)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of L’Aquila (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi (69)Archbishop Giuseppe Petrocchi (69)Permalink
(2013.06.08 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy)

Ante omnia caritas

Born:1948.08.19 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1973.09.14
Consecrated Bishop:1998.09.20

Bishop of Latina–Terracina–Sezze–Priverno (Italy) (1998.06.27 – 2013.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (2013.06.08 – ...)

Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari (79)Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari (79)Permalink
(1998.06.06 – 2013.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of L’Aquila (Italy)

Ex cœlesti virtute

Born:1938.01.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1989.12.08

Bishop of Rieti (Italy) (1989.09.30 – 1996.03.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1996.03.16 – 1998.06.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1998.06.06 – 2013.06.08)

Archbishop Mario PeressinPermalink
(1983.12.31 – 1998.06.06)

Born:1923.05.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1983.06.29
Died:1999.10.11 († 76)

Coadjutor Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1983.04.07 – 1983.12.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1983.12.31 – 1998.06.06)

Archbishop Carlo MartiniPermalink
(1973.06.02 – 1983.12.31)

Miles Christi

Born:1913.10.01 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1936.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:1961.10.29
Died:1986.07.16 († 72)

Apostolic Nuncio to Paraguay (1958.03.25 – 1963.11.29)

Titular Archbishop of Abari (1961.10.05 – 1963.11.29)

Apostolic Nuncio to Philippines (1963.11.29 – 1967.08.05)

Apostolic Nuncio to Chile (1967.08.05 – 1970.07.06)

Apostolic Delegate to Mexico (1970.07.06 – 1973.06.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1973.06.02 – 1983.12.31)

Archbishop Costantino StellaPermalink
(1972.08.15 – 1973.06.02)

Lux de luce

Born:1900.12.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1925.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1942.10.28
Died:1973.10.24 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1942.08.24 – 1945.01.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vittorio Veneto (Italy) (1942.08.24 – 1945.01.18)

Bishop of Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino (Italy) (1945.01.18 – 1950.07.05)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1950.07.05 – 1972.08.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1972.08.15 – 1973.06.02)

Archbishops of L’Aquila (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Costantino StellaPermalink
(1950.07.05 – 1972.08.15)

(see above)

Archbishop Carlo Confalonieri (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1941.03.27 – 1950.02.22)

Regnum tuum Domine

Born:1893.07.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1916.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1941.05.04
Created Cardinal:1958.12.15
Died:1986.08.01 († 93)

Private Secretary of the Pope (1922.02.06 – 1939.02.10)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1941.03.27 – 1950.02.22)

Secretary of Sacred Congregation of Seminaries and Universities (1950.01.25 – 1958.12.15)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum (1950.02.22 – 1958.12.15)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese fuori le mura (1958.12.18 – 1972.03.15)

Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major (1959.11.16 – 1986.08.01)

President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America (1961 – 1967)

Secretary of Sacred Consistorial Congregation (1961.03.14 – 1965)

President of Commission of Cardinals for the Pontifical Shrines of Pompeii and Loreto (1962 – 1969)

Pro-Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Bishops (1965 – 1967.08.15)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation for Bishops (1967.08.15 – 1973.02.25)

President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America (1969 – 1973.02.25)

President of Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (1970.04.30 – 1973.02.25)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1972.03.15 – 1986.08.01)

Cardinal Vice-Dean of Sacred College of Cardinals (1974.01.07 – 1977.12.12)

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (1977.12.12 – 1986.08.01)

Cardinal Dean of College of Cardinals (1977.12.12 – 1986.08.01)

Archbishop Gaudenzio ManuelliPermalink
(1931.02.18 – 1941.02.09)

Born:1873.03.01 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1927.09.25
Died:1941.02.09 († 67)

Bishop of Anagni (Italy) (1927.07.08 – 1931.02.18)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1931.02.18 – 1941.02.09)

Archbishop Adolfo TurchiPermalink
(1918.07.17 – 1929.05.02)

Born:1863.10.24 (Italy)
Died:1929.05.02 († 65)

Bishop of Caiazzo (Italy) (1909.06.30 – 1914.09.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Aversa (Italy) (1911 – 1911.04.10)

Titular Bishop of Canopus (1914.09.08 – 1918.07.17)

Secretary of Sacred Congregation of Religious (1916 – 1918.07.17)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1918.07.17 – 1929.05.02)

Archbishop Peregrin-François Stagni, O.S.M.Permalink
(1907.04.15 – 1916.01.21)

Viam veritatis elegi

Born:1859.04.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1881.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1907.05.26
Died:1918.09.23 († 59)

Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1901.07.23 – 1907.04.15)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1907.04.15 – 1916.01.21)

Apostolic Delegate to Canada and Newfoundland (1910.11.03 – 1918.06.19)

Titular Archbishop of Ancyra (1916.01.21 – 1918.09.23)

Archbishop Francesco Paolo CarranoPermalink
(1893.01.16 – 1906.09.01)

Born:1841.04.02 (Italy)
Died:1915.03.18 († 73)

Bishop of Isernia (Italy) (1891.06.01 – 1893.01.16)

Bishop of Venafro (Italy) (1891.06.01 – 1893.01.16)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1893.01.16 – 1906.09.01)

Titular Archbishop of Nazareth (1906.09.01 – 1915.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trani (Italy) (1906.09.01 – 1915.03.18)

Archbishop of Barletta (Italy) (1906.09.01 – 1915.03.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Bisceglie (Italy) (1906.09.01 – 1915.03.18)

Archbishop Augusto Antonino VicentiniPermalink
(1881.05.13 – 1892.09.11)

Died:1892.09.11

Bishop of Conversano (Italy) (1879.05.12 – 1881.05.13)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1881.05.13 – 1892.09.11)

Archbishop Luigi FilippiPermalink
(1876.01.19 – 1881.01.28)

Died:1881.01.28

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1853.03.07 – 1876.01.19)

Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1876.01.19 – 1881.01.28)

Bishops of L’Aquila (Roman Rite)

Bishop Luigi Filippi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1853.03.07 – 1876.01.19)

(see above)

Bishop Michele NavazioPermalink
(1845.01.20 – 1852.04.26)

Died:1852.04.26

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1845.01.20 – 1852.04.26)

Bishop Manieri GiovanniPermalink
(1818.04.06 – 1844.11.12)

Died:1844.11.12

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1818.04.06 – 1844.11.12)

Bishop Francesco Saverio GualtieriPermalink
(1792.03.26 – 1818.04.06)

Born:1740.07.22 (Italy)
Died:1832.02.24 († 91)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1792.03.26 – 1818.04.06)

Bishop of Caserta (Italy) (1818.04.06 – 1832.02.24)

Bishop Benedetto CervonePermalink
(1777.06.23 – 1788.03.31)

Died:1788.03.31

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1777.06.23 – 1788.03.31)

Bishop Ludovico SabatiniPermalink
(1750.02.23 – 1776.07.06)

Died:1776.07.06

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1750.02.23 – 1776.07.06)

Bishop Giuseppe CoppolaPermalink
(1742.05.25 – 1749.12.01)

Died:1767

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1742.05.25 – 1749.12.01)

Bishop of Castellammare di Stabia (Italy) (1749.12.01 – 1767)

Bishop Domenico TaglialatelaPermalink
(1718.06.08 – 1742.03.18)

Died:1742.03.18

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1718.06.08 – 1742.03.18)

Bishop Ignazio Della Zerda, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1683.01.11 – 1702.09.29)

Died:1702.09.29

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1683.01.11 – 1702.09.29)

Bishop Arcangelo Tipaldi, O.F.M. Obs.Permalink
(1681.06.02 – 1682.04)

Died:1682.04

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1681.06.02 – 1682.04)

Bishop Giovanni de Torrecilla y Cardenas (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1676.10.19 – 1681.03.17)

Died:1688.06.23

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1676.10.19 – 1681.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Brindisi (Italy) (1681.03.17 – 1688.06.23)

Bishop Carlo De AngelisPermalink
(1663.08.13 – 1674.12.17)

Died:1691.09.14

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1663.08.13 – 1674.12.17)

Bishop of Acerra (Italy) (1674.12.17 – 1691.09.14)

Bishop Francesco Tellio De Leon, C.R.Permalink
(1654.06.01 – 1662.02)

Died:1662.02

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1654.06.01 – 1662.02)

Bishop Clemente Del Pezzo, C.R.Permalink
(1646.12.17 – 1651.11.27)

Died:1653

Titular Bishop of Porphyreon (1644.02.19 – 1646.12.17)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1646.12.17 – 1651.11.27)

Bishop of Castellammare di Stabia (Italy) (1651.11.27 – 1653)

Bishop Gaspare De GaiosoPermalink
(1628.12.11 – 1646)

Died:1646

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1628.12.11 – 1646)

Bishop Alvaro de Mendoza, O.F.M.Permalink
(1622.11.14 – 1628.05.29)

Consecrated Bishop:1622.11.20
Died:1631.08.23

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1622.11.14 – 1628.05.29)

Bishop of Jaca (Spain) (1628.05.29 – 1631.08.23)

Bishop Gundisalvo De RuendaPermalink
(1605.12.19 – 1622.05.23)

Died:1651

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1605.12.19 – 1622.05.23)

Bishop of Gallipoli (Italy) (1622.05.23 – 1651)

Bishop Giuseppe de Rossi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1599.03.29 – 1605.09.12)

Died:1610.02.05

Bishop of Ugento (Italy) (1596 – 1599.03.29)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1599.03.29 – 1605.09.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acerenza (Italy) (1605.09.12 – 1610.02.05)

Archbishop of Matera (Italy) (1605.09.12 – 1610.02.05)

Bishop Basilio Pignatelli, C.R.Permalink
(1593.08.18 – 1599)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1593.08.18 – 1599)

Bishop Mariano De Racciaccaris, O.F.M. Obs.Permalink
(1579.07.03 – 1592.03.24)

Died:1592.03.24

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1579.07.03 – 1592.03.24)

Bishop Giovanni D’AcugnaPermalink
(1561.01.15 – ?)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1561.01.15 – ?)

Bishop Alvaro Della QuadraPermalink
(1553.09.13 – 1561)

Bishop of Venosa (Italy) (1542.05.22 – 1551)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1553.09.13 – 1561)

Bishop Bernardo SancioPermalink
(1538.07.14 – 1552?)

Died:1552?

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1538.07.14 – 1552?)

Cardinal Giovanni PiccolominiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1532 – 1537.11.21)

Cardinal Pompeo ColonnaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1525.07.03 – 1532.06.28)

Cardinal Giovanni PiccolominiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1523.07.06 – 1525.07.03)

Bishop Francesco FranchiPermalink
(1515.08.24 – 1523)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1515.08.24 – 1523)

Bishop Enrico d’AragonaPermalink
(1508.08.06 – 1509.08.24)

Died:1509.08.24

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1508.08.06 – 1509.08.24)

Bishop Giovanni da Prato, O.F.M.Permalink
(1504.03.06 – 1506)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1504.03.06 – 1506)

Bishop Gualtiero Suardo, O.S.B.Permalink
(1502.05.09 – 1504)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1502.05.09 – 1504)

Bishop Giovanni de Leoni GalluccioPermalink
(1493.08.23 – 1502)

Died:1502

Bishop of Caserta (Italy) (1476.12.23 – 1493.08.23)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1493.08.23 – 1502)

Bishop Giovanbattista GaglioffiPermalink
(1486.01.09 – 1491)

Died:1491

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1486.01.09 – 1491)

Bishop Ludovico BorgioPermalink
(1477.01.31 – 1485.11.12)

Died:1485.11.12

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1477.01.31 – 1485.11.12)

Cardinal Amico AgnifiliPermalink
(1476.08.20 – 1476.11.09)

Born:1398? (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal in pectore:1467.09.18
Revealed as Cardinal:1467.09.19
Died:1476.11.09 († 78)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1431.05.23 – 1472)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina (1467.11.13 – 1469.10.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1469.10.13 – 1476.11.09)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1476.08.20 – 1476.11.09)

Bishop Francesco AgnifiliPermalink
(1472 – 1476.08.20)

Died:1476.08.20

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1472 – 1476.08.20)

Cardinal Amico AgnifiliPermalink
(1431.05.23 – 1472)

Born:1398? (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal in pectore:1467.09.18
Revealed as Cardinal:1467.09.19
Died:1476.11.09 († 78)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1431.05.23 – 1472)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina (1467.11.13 – 1469.10.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Trastevere (1469.10.13 – 1476.11.09)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1476.08.20 – 1476.11.09)

Bishop Giacomo DonadeiPermalink
(1400.07.11 – 1431.01.06)

Born:1351 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1391.08.31
Died:1431.01.06 († 80)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1400.07.11 – 1431.01.06)

Bishop Ludovico Cichi ColaPermalink
(1390.08.20 – 1397.09.04)

Died:1403

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1390.08.20 – 1397.09.04)

Bishop of Rieti (Italy) (1397.09.04 – 1403)

Bishop OddoPermalink
(1386 – 1388)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1386 – 1388)

Bishop Clemente SecinariPermalink
(1382 – 1384)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1382 – 1384)

Bishop Stefano SidonioPermalink
(1381 – 1382)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1381 – 1382)

Bishop Giovanni Zacchei, O.P.Permalink
(1377 – 1381)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1377 – 1381)

Bishop Paolo RainaldiPermalink
(1356.01.15 – 1377.01.25)

Died:1377.01.25

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1349.03.30 – 1353.05.10)

Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (Italy) (1353.05.10 – 1356.01.15)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1356.01.15 – 1377.01.25)

Bishop Isacco BindiPermalink
(1353.05.10 – 1356.01.15)

Died:1358.07.07

Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (Italy) (1343 – 1353)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1353.05.10 – 1356.01.15)

Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (Italy) (1356.01.15 – 1358.07.07)

Bishop Paolo RainaldiPermalink
(1349.03.30 – 1353.05.10)

Died:1377.01.25

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1349.03.30 – 1353.05.10)

Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (Italy) (1353.05.10 – 1356.01.15)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1356.01.15 – 1377.01.25)

Bishop Pietro GuglielmiPermalink
(1342.07.16 – 1346)

Died:1346

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1342.07.16 – 1346)

Bishop Angelo Acciaioli, O.P.Permalink
(1328.06.08 – 1342.06.26)

Born:1298
Died:1357.10.04 († 59)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1328.06.08 – 1342.06.26)

Bishop of Firenze (Italy) (1342.06.26 – 1355.03.18)

Bishop of Montecassino (Italy) (1355.03.18 – 1357.10.04)

Bishop Filippo Delci, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1312.06.04 – 1327)

Died:1327

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1312.06.04 – 1327)

Bishop Bartolomeo ContiPermalink
(1303.08.07 – 1312.05)

Died:1312.05

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1303.08.07 – 1312.05)

Bishop Nicola Castroceli, O.P.Permalink
(1294 – 1303)

Died:1303

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1294 – 1303)

Bishop Niccolò Sinizzo, O. Cist.Permalink
(1267.12.31 – 1294)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1267.12.31 – 1294)

Bishop Berardo da PadulaPermalink
(1257.02.20 – 1264)

Died:1264

Bishop of Forconio (1252.05.23 – 1257.02.20)

Bishop of L’Aquila (Italy) (1257.02.20 – 1264)

Former Prelates


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