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Diocese of

Sulmona–Valva

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,814 km²

Population: 84,560 Catholics (97.7% of 86,580 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: L’Aquila

Neighbouring Dioceses: Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo (↙), Avezzano (←), L’Aquila (↖), Teramo–Atri (↑), Pescara–Penne (↑), Chieti–Vasto (↗), Trivento (↘), Isernia–Venafro (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Panfilo V., S. Pelino V.M.

Statistics: 76 parishes, 80 priests (60 diocesan, 20 religious), 4 deacons, 116 lay religious (21 brothers, 95 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

Notes: United aeque principaliter with Valva 1053–1986.09.30

Address: Viale Roosevelt 7, 67039 Sulmona, Italy

Phone: 0864 34065

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo (↙), Avezzano (←), L’Aquila (↖), Teramo–Atri (↑), Pescara–Penne (↑), Chieti–Vasto (↗), Trivento (↘), Isernia–Venafro (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sulmona–Valva (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Angelo Spina (62)Bishop Angelo Spina (62) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2007.04.03 – 2017.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ancona–Osimo (Italy)

In caritate coniuncti

Born:1954.11.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1980.01.05
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.09

Bishop of Sulmona–Valva (Italy) (2007.04.03 – 2017.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ancona–Osimo (Italy) (2017.07.14 – ...)

Bishop Giuseppe Di Falco (87)Bishop Giuseppe Di Falco (87)Permalink
(1986.09.30 – 2007.04.03)

Bishop emeritus of Sulmona–Valva (Italy)

Born:1930.05.13 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1953.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1985.07.14

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1985.05.25 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1985.05.25 – 1986.09.30)

Bishop of Sulmona–Valva (Italy) (1986.09.30 – 2007.04.03)

Bishops of Sulmona (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giuseppe Di Falco (87)Bishop Giuseppe Di Falco (87)Permalink
(1985.05.25 – 1986.09.30)

(see above)

Bishop Salvatore DeloguPermalink
(1981.01.08 – 1985.05.25)

In caritate Christi

Born:1915.01.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1940.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:1972.06.11
Died:2001.06.13 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Canne (1972.04.15 – 1974.02.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cagliari (Italy) (1972.04.15 – 1974.02.02)

Bishop of Ogliastra (Italy) (1974.02.02 – 1981.01.08)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1981.01.08 – 1985.05.25)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1981.01.08 – 1985.05.25)

Bishop Francesco AmadioPermalink
(1972.01.29 – 1980.05.14)

Ubi caritas ubi Deus

Born:1913.09.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1936.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.11
Died:2000.07.15 († 86)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1967.04.11 – 1971.06.28)

Titular Bishop of Forconio (1967.04.11 – 1972.01.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1971.06.28 – 1972.01.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1971.06.28 – 1972.01.29)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1972.01.29 – 1980.05.14)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1972.01.29 – 1980.05.14)

Bishop of Rieti (Italy) (1980.05.14 – 1989.09.30)

Bishop Luciano MarcantePermalink
(1937.03.14 – 1972.01.29)

Born:1888.12.10 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1915.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:1937.05.02
Died:1978.01.16 († 89)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1937.03.14 – 1972.01.29)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1937.03.14 – 1972.01.29)

Bishop Nicola JezzoniPermalink
(1906.12.06 – 1936.07.18)

Born:1860.05.01 (Italy)
Died:1938.05.02 († 78)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1906.12.06 – 1936.07.18)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1906.12.06 – 1936.07.18)

Titular Bishop of Sebaste in Palæstina (1936.07.18 – 1938.05.02)

Bishop Tobia PatroniPermalink
(1871.12.22 – 1906.08.20)

Died:1906.08.20

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1871.12.22 – 1906.08.20)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1871.12.22 – 1906.08.20)

Bishop Giovanni SabatiniPermalink
(1853.06.27 – 1861.03.10)

Died:1861.03.10

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1853.06.27 – 1861.03.10)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1853.06.27 – 1861.03.10)

Bishop Mario Giuseppe MironePermalink
(1840.04.27 – 1853.06.27)

Died:1864.02.17

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1840.04.27 – 1853.06.27)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1840.04.27 – 1853.06.27)

Bishop of Noto (Italy) (1853.06.27 – 1864.02.17)

Bishop Giuseppe Maria DelettoPermalink
(1829.07.27 – 1839.11.10)

Died:1839.11.10

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1829.07.27 – 1839.11.10)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1829.07.27 – 1839.11.10)

Bishop Felice Tiberi, C.O.Permalink
(1818.04.06 – 1829.04.22)

Died:1829.04.22

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1818.04.06 – 1829.04.22)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1818.04.06 – 1829.04.22)

Bishop Filippo PainiPermalink
(1762.11.22 – 1799)

Died:1799

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1762.11.22 – 1799)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1762.11.22 – 1799)

Bishop Carlo De Ciocchis (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1752.01.24 – 1762.09.10)

Born:1711.11.06
Ordained Priest:1735.02.06
Consecrated Bishop:1752.01.30
Died:1762.12.20 († 51)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1752.01.24 – 1762.09.10)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1752.01.24 – 1762.09.10)

Titular Archbishop of Theodosiopolis (1762.09.10 – 1762.12.20)

Bishop Pietro Antonio CorsignaniPermalink
(1738.07.23 – 1751.10.17)

Died:1751.10.17

Bishop of Venosa (Italy) (1727.03.17 – 1738.07.23)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1738.07.23 – 1751.10.17)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1738.07.23 – 1751.10.17)

Bishop Matteo Odierna, O.S.B. Oliv.Permalink
(1727.03.17 – 1735.06)

Died:1735.06

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1727.03.17 – 1735.06)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1727.03.17 – 1735.06)

Bishop Francesco Onofrio OdiernaPermalink
(1717.01.03 – 1727.03.17)

Born:1644
Ordained Priest:1669.01.27

Bishop of Bitetto (1684.04.24 – 1717.01.03)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1717.01.03 – 1727.03.17)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1717.01.03 – 1727.03.17)

Titular Bishop of Berytus (1727.03.17 – ?)

Bishop Bonaventura MartinelliPermalink
(1701.05.09 – 1715.08)

Died:1715.08

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1701.05.09 – 1715.08)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1701.11.21 – 1715.08)

Bishop Gregorio CarducciPermalink
(1655.06.14 – 1701.01.13)

Died:1701.01.13

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1655.06.14 – 1701.01.13)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1655.06.14 – 1701.01.13)

Bishop Francesco CarducciPermalink
(1649.03.22 – 1654.11.05)

Died:1654.11.05

Bishop of Campagna (Italy) (1644 – 1649)

Bishop of Satriano (1644 – 1649.03.22)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1649.03.22 – 1654.11.05)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1649.03.22 – 1654.11.05)

Bishop Alessandro MasiPermalink
(1647.05.27 – 1648.09.12)

Died:1648.09.12

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1647.05.27 – 1648.09.12)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1647.05.27 – 1648.09.12)

Bishop Francesco Boccapaduli (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1638.09.13 – 1647.05.06)

Born:1600.04.03 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1623
Consecrated Bishop:1638.09.21
Died:1680.11.23 († 80)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1638.09.13 – 1647.05.06)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1638.09.13 – 1647.05.06)

Bishop of Città di Castello (Italy) (1647.05.06 – 1672.10.01)

Titular Archbishop of Athenæ (Greece) (1675.07.15 – 1680.11.23)

Bishop Francesco CavalieriPermalink
(1621.07.21 – 1637.09.04)

Died:1637.09.04

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1621.07.21 – 1637.09.04)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1621.07.21 – 1637.09.04)

Bishop Cesare Del PezzoPermalink
(1593.11.24 – 1621.04.23)

Died:1621.04.23

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1593.11.24 – 1621.04.23)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1593.11.24 – 1621.04.23)

Bishop Francesco Carusi, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1585.03.31 – 1593.09.04)

Died:1593.09.04

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1585.03.31 – 1593.09.04)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1585.03.31 – 1593.09.04)

Bishop Vincenzo Donzelli, O.P.Permalink
(1571.09.23 – 1585)

Died:1585

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1571.09.23 – 1585)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1571.09.23 – 1585)

Bishop Pompeo ZambeccariPermalink
(1547.07.01 – 1571.08.08)

Died:1571.08.08

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1547.07.01 – 1571.08.08)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1547.07.01 – 1571.08.08)

Bishop Bernardino FumarelliPermalink
(1532.11.04 – 1547.06.05)

Died:1547.06.05

Bishop of Minervino (1528.08.07 – 1529.08.16)

Bishop of Alife (Italy) (1529.08.16 – 1532.11.04)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1532.11.04 – 1547.06.05)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1532.11.04 – 1547.06.05)

Bishop Cristoforo de los RiosPermalink
(1521.06.18 – 1532)

Died:1532

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1521.06.18 – 1532)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1521.06.18 – 1532)

Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (later Pope Paul III)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1521 – 1521)

Cardinal Andrea Della VallePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1519.10.26 – 1521)

Bishop Giovanni Battista CavicchioPermalink
(1514.07.28 – 1519)

Died:1519

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1514.07.28 – 1519)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1514.07.28 – 1519)

Bishop Prospero de RusticisPermalink
(1512.03.03 – 1514)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1512.03.03 – 1514)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1512.03.03 – 1514)

Bishop Andrea Della Valle (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1512 – 1512)

Bishop Giovanni AcutiPermalink
(1499 – 1512)

Died:1512

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1499 – 1512)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1499 – 1512)

Bishop Giovanni Melini GagliardiPermalink
(1491.11.07 – 1499)

Consecrated Bishop:1491.11.07
Died:1499

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1491.11.07 – 1499)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1491.11.07 – 1499)

Bishop Bartolomeo Scala, O.P.Permalink
(1463.10.03 – 1491)

Died:1491

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1463.10.03 – 1491)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1463.10.03 – 1491)

Bishop Donato Bottini, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1448.09.04 – 1463)

Died:1463

Bishop of Conversano (Italy) (1439.10.09 – 1448.09.04)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1448.09.04 – 1463)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1448.09.04 – 1463)

Bishop Pietro d’AristotilePermalink
(1447.06.14 – 1448)

Died:1448

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1447.06.14 – 1448)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1447.06.14 – 1448)

Bishop Francesco de Oliveto, O.S.B.Permalink
(1443.08.12 – 1447.06.14)

Died:1455

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1443.08.12 – 1447.06.14)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1443.08.12 – 1447.06.14)

Bishop of Rapolla (Italy) (1447.06.14 – 1455)

Bishop Bartolomeo VinciPermalink
(1427.10.29 – 1442.12)

Died:1442.12

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1427.10.29 – 1442.12)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1427.10.29 – 1442.12)

Bishop of Fermo (Italy) (1432 – 1434.02.11)

Bishop Benedetto GuidalottiPermalink
(1427.05.26 – 1427.10.29)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1427.05.26 – 1427.10.29)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1427.05.26 – 1427.10.29)

Bishop of Teramo (Italy) (1427.10.29 – 1429.01.07)

Bishop of Macerata (Italy) (1429.01.07 – 1429)

Bishop of Recanati (Italy) (1429.01.07 – 1429)

Bishop Lotto SardiPermalink
(1420.03.29 – 1427.05.21)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1420.03.29 – 1427.05.21)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1420.03.29 – 1427.05.21)

Bishop of Spoleto (Italy) (1427.05.21 – 1445)

Bishop Bartolomeo PetriniPermalink
(1402 – 1419)

Died:1419

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1402 – 1419)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1402 – 1419)

Bishop Bartolomeo GasparePermalink
(1384 – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1384 – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1384 – ?)

Bishop Nicolas de CorbairePermalink
(1382.07.02 – 1397.06.04)

Died:1406.03.05

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1382.07.02 – 1397.06.04)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1382.07.02 – 1397.06.04)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1397.06.04 – 1406.03.05)

Bishop Roberto de Illice (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1379.04.18 – 1382.07.02)

Died:1382

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1379.04.18 – 1382.07.02)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1379.04.18 – 1382.07.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Salerno (Italy) (1382.07.02 – 1382)

Bishop Paolo de LettoPermalink
(1379? – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1379? – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1379? – ?)

Bishop Martino de MartinisPermalink
(1368.04.14 – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1368.04.14 – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1368.04.14 – ?)

Bishop Francesco de Silanis, O.F.M.Permalink
(1350.01.17 – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1350.01.17 – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1350.01.17 – ?)

Bishop LandolfoPermalink
(1348.07.02 – 1349)

Died:1349

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1348.07.02 – 1349)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1348.07.02 – 1349)

Bishop Francesco di SangroPermalink
(1343.02.12 – 1348)

Died:1348

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1343.02.12 – 1348)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1343.02.12 – 1348)

Bishop Nicolò Di Pietro RainaldiPermalink
(1333.10.30 – 1343)

Died:1343

Bishop of Carinola (1330.05.25 – 1333.10.30)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1333.10.30 – 1343)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1333.10.30 – 1343)

Bishop Pietro di Anversa, O.F.M.Permalink
(1330.05.04 – 1333)

Died:1333

Bishop of Carinola (1326.01.15 – 1330.05.04)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1330.05.04 – 1333)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1330.05.04 – 1333)

Bishop Andrea CapograssiPermalink
(1319.05.25 – 1330)

Died:1330

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1319.05.25 – 1330)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1319.05.25 – 1330)

Bishop LandolfoPermalink
(1307.06.04 – 1319)

Died:1319

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1307.06.04 – 1319)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1307.06.04 – 1319)

Bishop Federico Raimondo de LettoPermalink
(1295.03.30 – 1307)

Died:1307

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1295.03.30 – 1307)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1295.03.30 – 1307)

Fr. Pietro de L’Aquila, O.S.B. Cas. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1294 – 1294.09.18 not possessed)

Born: (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1294?
Created Cardinal:1294.09.18
Died:1298.06.03

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1294 – 1294.09.18 not possessed)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Gerusalemme (1294.09.18 – 1298.06.03)

Bishop Egidio di Liegi, O.F.M.Permalink
(1279.02.25 – 1290)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1279.02.25 – 1290)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1279.02.25 – 1290)

Bishop Giacomo d’Orvieto, O.P.Permalink
(1263.03.06 – 1273?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1263.03.06 – 1273?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1263.03.06 – 1273?)

Bishop Giacomo, O.P.Permalink
(1252.04.10 – 1263)

Died:1263

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1252.04.10 – 1263)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1252.04.10 – 1263)

Bishop Giacomo, O. Cist.Permalink
(1249 – 1251)

Died:1251

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1249 – 1251)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1249 – 1251)

Bishop GualtieriPermalink
(1247 – 1249)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1247 – 1249)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1247 – 1249)

Bishop NicolaPermalink
(1227 – 1247)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1227 – 1247)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1227 – 1247)

Fr. BerardoPermalink
(1226 – 1227 not possessed)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1226 – 1227 not possessed)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1226 – 1227 not possessed)

Bishop OddonePermalink
(1206 – 1226?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1206 – 1226?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1206 – 1226?)

Bishop GuglielmoPermalink
(1194 – 1205)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1194 – 1205)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1194 – 1205)

Bishop OdorisioPermalink
(1172 – 1193)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1172 – 1193)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1172 – 1193)

Bishop SiginolfoPermalink
(1146 – 1148)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1146 – 1148)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1146 – 1148)

Bishop GiraldoPermalink
(1143 – 1146)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1143 – 1146)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1143 – 1146)

Bishop OddonePermalink
(1130 – 1140)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1130 – 1140)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1130 – 1140)

Bishop GualterioPermalink
(1104 – 1124)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1104 – 1124)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1104 – 1124)

Bishop GiovanniPermalink
(1092 – 1104)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1092 – 1104)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1092 – 1104)

Bishop TrasmondoPermalink
(1073 – 1080)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1073 – 1080)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1073 – 1080)

Bishop Domenico, O.S.B.Permalink
(1053 – 1073)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1053 – 1073)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1053 – 1073)

Bishop SuavilloPermalink
(1042? – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1042? – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1042? – ?)

Bishop TransaricoPermalink
(1030? – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1030? – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1030? – ?)

Bishop TeodolfoPermalink
(1010? – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1010? – ?)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1010? – ?)

Saint Bishop PanfiloPermalink
(682? – ?)

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (682? – ?)

Former Prelates


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