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Diocese of

Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,016 km²

Population: 232,900 Catholics (98.8% of 235,750 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino (←), Anagni–Alatri (←), Avezzano (↑), Sulmona–Valva (↗), Isernia–Venafro (↘), Teano–Calvi (↘), Sessa Aurunca (↘), Gaeta (↓), Montecassino (☉)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Restituta V.M. (May 27) [Sora], S. Costanzo Vescovo e S. Tommaso d'Aquino (March 7) [Aquino], Martirio di S. Giovanni Battista (August 29) [Pontecorvo]

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 9 (Sora), October 19 (Aquino), April 17 (Pontecorvo)

Statistics: 145 parishes, 139 priests (108 diocesan, 31 religious), 17 deacons, 203 lay religious (31 brothers, 172 sisters), 8 seminarians (2015)

Notes: United aeque principaliter with Aquino and Pontecorvo 1818.06.27–1986.09.30

Address: Via 11 Febbraio 1929, 3, 03039 Sora, Italy

Phone: 0776 831082

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino (←), Anagni–Alatri (←), Avezzano (↑), Sulmona–Valva (↗), Isernia–Venafro (↘), Teano–Calvi (↘), Sessa Aurunca (↘), Gaeta (↓), Montecassino (☉)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.10.23 – ...):Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)Permalink
(2014.10.23 – ...)

Bishop of Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy)

In fines terræ

Born:1956.05.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1981.09.12
Consecrated Bishop:2013.04.08

Bishop of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy) (2013.01.22 – 2014.10.23)

Bishop of Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy) (2014.10.23 – ...)

Bishops of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)Bishop Gerardo Antonazzo (61)Permalink
(2013.01.22 – 2014.10.23)

(see above)

Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm. (60)Bishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm. (60) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2009.06.19 – 2012.01.31)

Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
Archbishop ad personam
Bishop emeritus of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1957.12.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1982.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:2001.05.26

Titular Bishop of Nebbi (2001.04.12 – 2009.06.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Napoli (Italy) (2001.04.12 – 2009.06.19)

Bishop of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy) (2009.06.19 – 2012.01.31)

Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy) (2012.01.31 – 2017.11.11)

Archbishop ad personam (2012.01.31 – ...)

Adjunct Secretary of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (2017.11.11 – ...)

Bishop Luca Brandolini, C.M. (83)Bishop Luca Brandolini, C.M. (83)Permalink
(1993.09.02 – 2009.06.19)

Bishop emeritus of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy)

Born:1933.12.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1960.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1987.12.07

Titular Bishop of Urusi (1987.10.29 – 1993.09.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy) (1987.10.29 – 1993.09.02)

Bishop of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy) (1993.09.02 – 2009.06.19)

Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli (82)Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli (82)Permalink
(1986.09.30 – 1993.03.27)

Bishop emeritus of Viterbo (Italy)

In claritate liber in caritate servus

Born:1935.03.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1957.09.15
Consecrated Bishop:1983.02.27

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1983.01.21 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1983.01.21 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1983.01.21 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Sora–Aquino–Pontecorvo (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 1993.03.27)

Bishop of Aversa (Italy) (1993.03.27 – 1997.06.30)

Bishop of Viterbo (Italy) (1997.06.30 – 2010.12.11)

Bishops of Sora (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli (82)Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli (82)Permalink
(1983.01.21 – 1986.09.30)

(see above)

Bishop Carlo Minchiatti (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1971.05.29 – 1982.08.06)

Born:1915.12.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1939.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1969.11.09
Died:1996.04.11 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Vartana (1969.08.30 – 1971.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1969.08.30 – 1971.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1969.08.30 – 1971.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1969.08.30 – 1971.05.29)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1971.05.29 – 1982.08.06)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1971.05.29 – 1982.08.06)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1971.05.29 – 1982.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benevento (Italy) (1982.08.06 – 1991.11.25)

Bishop Biagio MustoPermalink
(1952.04.19 – 1971.04.09)

Born:1905.07.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1929.02.23
Consecrated Bishop:1951.04.22
Died:1971.04.09 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Bassiana (1951.02.07 – 1952.04.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1951.02.07 – 1952.04.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1951.02.07 – 1952.04.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1951.02.07 – 1952.04.19)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1952.04.19 – 1971.04.09)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1952.04.19 – 1971.04.09)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1952.04.19 – 1971.04.09)

Bishop Michele FontevecchiaPermalink
(1936.06.15 – 1952.04.19)

Born:1886.05.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1909.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1936.08.15
Died:1959.01.16 († 72)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1936.06.15 – 1952.04.19)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1936.06.15 – 1952.04.19)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1936.06.15 – 1952.04.19)

Titular Bishop of Philadelphia in Arabia (1952.04.19 – 1959.01.16)

Bishop Agostino Mancinelli (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1933.12.05 – 1936.04.15)

Born:1882.07.04 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1905.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1931.09.06
Died:1962.01.01 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Nazianzus (1931.06.30 – 1933.12.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1931.06.30 – 1933.12.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1931.06.30 – 1933.12.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1931.06.30 – 1933.12.05)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1933.12.05 – 1936.04.15)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1933.12.05 – 1936.04.15)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1933.12.05 – 1936.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benevento (Italy) (1936.04.15 – 1962.01.01)

Bishop Antonio Maria JannottaPermalink
(1900.12.17 – 1933.12.05)

Born:1847.08.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1871.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1900.12.23
Died:1933.12.05 († 86)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1900.12.17 – 1933.12.05)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1900.12.17 – 1933.12.05)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1900.12.17 – 1933.12.05)

Bishop Luciano Bucci, O.F.M.Permalink
(1899.12.14 – 1900.10.14)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1900.10.14

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1899.12.14 – 1900.10.14)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1899.12.14 – 1900.10.14)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1899.12.14 – 1900.10.14)

Bishop Raffaele Sirolli (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1887.03.14 – 1899.12.14)

Born:1841.04.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1863.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1887.03.19
Died:1903.04.20 († 62)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1887.03.14 – 1899.12.14)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1887.03.14 – 1899.12.14)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1887.03.14 – 1899.12.14)

Titular Archbishop of Iconium (1899.12.14 – 1903.04.20)

Bishop Ignazio Persico (德斯馬曾), O.F.M. Cap. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Born:1823.01.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1846.01.24
Consecrated Bishop:1854.06.04
Created Cardinal:1893.01.16
Died:1895.12.07 († 72)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Bombay (India) (1854.03.08 – 1856.12.19)

Titular Bishop of Gratianopolis (1854.03.08 – 1870.03.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Lhassa 拉薩 (China) (1856.12.19 – 1860)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1870.03.20 – 1874.06.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1874.06.20 – 1879.03.26)

Titular Bishop of Bolina (1874.06.23 – 1879.03.26)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1879.03.26 – 1887.03.14)

Titular Archbishop of Tamiathis (1887.03.14 – 1893.01.16)

Secretary of Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith (1891.06.13 – 1893.05.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (1893.01.19 – 1895.12.07)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics (1893.05.30 – 1895.12.07)

Bishop Paolo de NiquesaPermalink
(1871.10.27 – 1879.03.25)

Died:1879.03.25

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1879.03.25)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1879.03.25)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1871.10.27 – 1879.03.25)

Bishop Giuseppe MontieriPermalink
(1838.09.13 – 1862.11.12)

Born:1798.11.19 (Italy)
Died:1862.11.12 († 63)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1838.09.13 – 1862.11.12)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1838.09.13 – 1862.11.12)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1838.09.13 – 1862.11.12)

Bishop Giuseppe Mazzetti, O. Carm. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1836.07.11 – 1838.02.15)

Born:1778.12.02 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1836.07.16
Died:1850.07.14 († 71)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1836.07.11 – 1838.02.05)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1836.07.11 – 1838.02.15)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1836.07.11 – 1838.02.15)

Titular Archbishop of Seleucia Trachea (1838.02.15 – 1850.07.14)

Bishop Andrea LucibelloPermalink
(1819.03.29 – 1836.07.25)

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1819.03.29 – 1836.07.25)

Bishop of Pontecorvo (Italy) (1819.03.29 – 1836.07.25)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1819.03.29 – 1836.07.25)

Bishop Agostino ColaianniPermalink
(1797.12.18 – 1814)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1797.12.18 – 1814)

Bishop Giuseppe Maria Sisto y Britto, C.R.Permalink
(1768.03.14 – 1796)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1768.03.14 – 1796)

Bishop Tommaso TaglialatelaPermalink
(1765.02.04 – 1768.03)

Died:1768.03

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1765.02.04 – 1768.03)

Bishop Antonio CorrealePermalink
(1748.07.15 – 1765.01)

Died:1765.01

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1748.07.15 – 1765.01)

Bishop Nicola Cioffi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1744.04.13 – 1748.02.19)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1744.04.13 – 1748.02.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Amalfi (Italy) (1748.02.19 – 1758)

Bishop Scipione SersalePermalink
(1735.06.27 – 1744.02.13)

Born:1691.01.18 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1714.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1735.07.03
Died:1751.07.11 († 60)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1735.06.27 – 1744.02.13)

Bishop of Lecce (Italy) (1744.02.13 – 1751.07.11)

Bishop Gabriele de MarchisPermalink
(1715.12.19 – 1734)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1715.12.19 – 1734)

Bishop Matteo GaglianiPermalink
(1703.01.15 – ?)

Bishop of Fondi (1693.07.20 – 1703.01.15)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1703.01.15 – ?)

Bishop Tommaso Guzoni, C.O.Permalink
(1681.01.03 – 1702)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1681.01.03 – 1702)

Bishop Marco Antonio PisanelliPermalink
(1675.09.30 – 1680.07.13)

Died:1680.07.13

Bishop of Montecorvino (1654.06.22 – 1675.09.30)

Bishop of Vulturara (1654.06.22 – 1675.09.30)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1675.09.30 – 1680.07.13)

Bishop Maurizio PiccardiPermalink
(1660.01.12 – 1675.03.10)

Died:1675.03.10

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1660.01.12 – 1675.03.10)

Bishop Agostino De Bellis, C.R.Permalink
(1657.01.15 – 1659)

Died:1659

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1657.01.15 – 1659)

Bishop Felice TamburrelliPermalink
(1638.03.01 – 1656)

Died:1656

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1638.03.01 – 1656)

Bishop Paolo Benzoni, C.R.L.Permalink
(1632.09.20 – 1637)

Died:1637

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1632.09.20 – 1637)

Bishop Girolamo GiovannelliPermalink
(1609.08.31 – 1632.07)

Died:1632.07

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1609.08.31 – 1632.07)

Bishop Michele Consoli, C.R.Permalink
(1609.01.12 – 1609)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1609.01.12 – 1609)

Bishop Giulio CalviPermalink
(1608.02.11 – 1608)

Died:1608

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1608.02.11 – 1608)

Bishop Marco Antonio SalomonePermalink
(1591.07.31 – 1608)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1591.07.31 – 1608)

Cardinal Filippo SpinolaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1585 – 1585)

Bishop Orazio CiceroniPermalink
(1578 – 1591.07.31)

Died:1603

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1578 – 1591.07.31)

Bishop of Ferentino (Italy) (1591.07.31 – 1603)

Bishop Giovanbattista MaremontiPermalink
(1577.08.14 – 1578)

Died:1578

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1577.08.14 – 1578)

Bishop Tommaso GigliPermalink
(1561.10.24 – 1577)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1561.10.24 – 1577)

Bishop of Piacenza (Italy) (1577 – 1578)

Cardinal Alessandro FarnesePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1561 – 1561)

Bishop Eliseo TeodinoPermalink
(1534.04.24 – 1561)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1534.04.24 – 1561)

Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (later Pope Paul III)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1534.01.19 – 1534.06.08)

Bishop Bartolomeo FerratiniPermalink
(1531.09.09 – 1534.01.14)

Died:1534

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1531.09.09 – 1534.01.14)

Bishop of Chiusi (Italy) (1534.01.14 – 1534)

Bishop Adriano MascheroniPermalink
(1530.10.21 – 1531)

Died:1531

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1530.10.21 – 1531)

Bishop Bernardo RuggieriPermalink
(1511.12.12 – 1530)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1511.12.12 – 1530)

Bishop Giacomo de MassimiPermalink
(1505.08.08 – 1511.12.12)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1505.08.08 – 1511.12.12)

Bishop of Città Ducale (1511.12.12 – 1525)

Bishop Matteo ManciniPermalink
(1503.06.07 – 1505)

Died:1505

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1503.06.07 – 1505)

Bishop Pietro LupiPermalink
(1479? – 1503)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1479? – 1503)

Bishop GiacomoPermalink
(1471 – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1471 – ?)

Bishop Angelo LupiPermalink
(1463 – 1471)

Died:1485

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1463 – 1471)

Bishop of Tivoli (Italy) (1471 – 1485)

Bishop Antonio NovelliPermalink
(1433 – 1463)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1433 – 1463)

Bishop Giovanni da MontenegroPermalink
(1420 – 1432)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1420 – 1432)

Bishop Giacomo d’AntiochiaPermalink
(1399.08.13 – 1420)

Died:1420

Bishop of Aquino (Italy) (1387.02.13 – 1399.08.13)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1399.08.13 – 1420)

Bishop Cola FrancescoPermalink
(1397 – 1399)

Died:1399

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1397 – 1399)

Bishop Pietro CorsariPermalink
(1378 – 1397)

Bishop of Marsico Nuovo (Italy) (1375 – 1378)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1378 – 1397)

Titular Bishop of Tiberias (1397 – ?)

Bishop Martino Del Giudice (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1364 – 1378)

Died:1385.12

Bishop of Carinola (? – 1364)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1364 – 1378)

Bishop of Tricarico (Italy) (1378 – 1380.06.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Taranto (Italy) (1380.06.04 – 1385.12)

Bishop AndreaPermalink
(1358 – 1364)

Died:1364

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1358 – 1364)

Bishop Angelo RicasoliPermalink
(1355 – 1357)

Died:1403.11

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1355 – 1357)

Bishop of Aversa (Italy) (1357 – 1369)

Bishop of Firenze (Italy) (1369 – 1382)

Bishop of Faenza (Italy) (1385 – 1391)

Bishop of Arezzo (Italy) (1391 – 1403.11)

Bishop GiacomoPermalink
(1323 – 1355)

Died:1355

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1323 – 1355)

Bishop Andrea MasaronePermalink
(1296.08.09 – 1322)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1296.08.09 – 1322)

Bishop NicolaPermalink
(? – 1295)

Died:1304

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (? – 1295)

Bishop of Teano (Italy) (1296.08.09 – 1304)

Bishop Bernardo, O.S.B.Permalink
(1294 – 1295)

Died:1305

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1294 – 1295)

Bishop of Fano (Italy) (1295 – 1305)

Bishop Andrea PerroPermalink
(1279 – 1286.07.27)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1279 – 1286.07.27)

Bishop of Rieti (Italy) (1286.07.27 – 1292?)

Bishop Pietro Gerra (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1267.04.20 – 1278.08.02)

Died:1301.02.19

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1267.04.20 – 1278.08.02)

Bishop of Rieti (Italy) (1278.08.02 – 1286.07.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Monreale (Italy) (1286.07.22 – 1296)

Apostolic Administrator of Nola (Italy) (1296.08.23 – 1298.01.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Capua (Italy) (1298.01.06 – 1299.07.08)

Patriarch of Aquileia (Italy) (1299.07.08 – 1301.02.19)

Bishop LucaPermalink
(1253 – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1253 – ?)

Fr. Pietro Gaetano (later Bishop)Permalink
(1252 – 1252.05.28)

Died:1277

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1252 – 1252.05.28)

Bishop of Todi (Italy) (1252.05.28 – 1276)

Bishop of Anagni (Italy) (1276 – 1277)

Bishop GuidoPermalink
(1238? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1238? – ?)

Bishop GionataPermalink
(1221? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1221? – ?)

Bishop PandulfoPermalink
(1211? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1211? – ?)

Bishop BernardoPermalink
(1174 – 1186)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1174 – 1186)

Cardinal Konrad von WittelsbachPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1167 – 1200.10.25)

Bishop CorradoPermalink
(1167? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1167? – ?)

Bishop Landolfo, O.S.B.Permalink
(1162? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1162? – ?)

Bishop GoffredoPermalink
(1110? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1110? – ?)

Bishop RoffredoPermalink
(1090? – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1090? – ?)

Bishop Giovanni OstiensePermalink
(1073 – 1086)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1073 – 1086)

Bishop PalomboPermalink
(1059 – 1073)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1059 – 1073)

Bishop LeonePermalink
(1050 – ?)

Bishop of Sora (Italy) (1050 – ?)

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