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Diocese of

Tortona

Italy Italy

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,350 km²

Population: 275,120 Catholics (97.6% of 281,830 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Genova

Neighbouring Dioceses: Acqui (↙), Alessandria (←), Vigevano (↑), Pavia (↗), Piacenza–Bobbio (→), Chiavari (↘), Genova (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: S. Marziano Martire

Statistics: 313 parishes, 160 priests (112 diocesan, 48 religious), 18 deacons, 335 lay religious (53 brothers, 282 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Address: Piazza Duomo 12, 15057 Tortona, Italy

Phone: 0131 816611

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Acqui (↙), Alessandria (←), Vigevano (↑), Pavia (↗), Piacenza–Bobbio (→), Chiavari (↘), Genova (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.10.15 – ...):Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. (52)Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tortona (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. (52)Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. (52)Permalink
(2014.10.15 – ...)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy)

In tuis te invenio sacramentis

Born:1965.10.04 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1993.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2014.12.07

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (2014.10.15 – ...)

Bishop Martino Canessa (79)Bishop Martino Canessa (79)Permalink
(1996.02.02 – 2014.10.15)

Bishop emeritus of Tortona (Italy)

In spe fundati

Born:1938.07.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1989.07.09

Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Mauretania (1989.06.20 – 1996.02.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Genova (Italy) (1989.06.20 – 1996.02.02)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1996.02.02 – 2014.10.15)

Bishop Luigi BongianinoPermalink
(1975.06.06 – 1996.02.02)

Bonum operanti pax

Born:1919.11.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1942.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1968.03.24
Died:2003.10.14 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Vulturia (1968.02.02 – 1970.01.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Alba (Italy) (1968.02.02 – 1970.01.15)

Bishop of Alba (Italy) (1970.01.15 – 1975.06.06)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1975.06.06 – 1996.02.02)

Bishop Giovanni Canestri (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1971.01.07 – 1975.02.08)

Opus tuum nos O Maria

Born:1918.09.30 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1941.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1961.07.30
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2015.04.29 († 96)

Titular Bishop of Tenedus (1961.07.08 – 1971.01.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy) (1961.07.08 – 1971.01.07)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1971.01.07 – 1975.02.08)

Titular Archbishop of Monterano (1975.02.08 – 1984.03.22)

Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Rome of Roma (Italy) (1975.02.08 – 1984.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cagliari (Italy) (1984.03.22 – 1987.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova–Bobbio (Italy) (1987.07.06 – 1989.06.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle (1988.06.28 – 2015.04.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova (Italy) (1989.06.16 – 1995.04.20)

Bishop Francesco RossiPermalink
(1963.04.21 – 1969.11.29)

Born:1903.07.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1931.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1963.05.26
Died:1972.12.18 († 69)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1963.04.21 – 1969.11.29)

Titular Bishop of Algeciras (1969.11.29 – 1972.12.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Milano (Italy) (1971 – 1972.12.18)

Archbishop Egisto Domenico MelchioriPermalink
(1934.12.05 – 1963.03.02)

Born:1879.02.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1901.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1924.06.15
Died:1963.03.02 († 84)

Bishop of Nola (Italy) (1924.05.02 – 1934.12.05)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1934.12.05 – 1963.03.02)

Archbishop ad personam (1949.02.26 – 1963.03.02)

Bishop Simone Pietro GrassiPermalink
(1914.12.22 – 1934.11.01)

Born:1856.05.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1878.12
Consecrated Bishop:1915.04.25
Died:1934.11.01 († 78)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1914.12.22 – 1934.11.01)

Bishop Igino BandiPermalink
(1890.06.23 – 1914.09.07)

Born:1847.10.05 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1870.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1890.09.14
Died:1914.09.07 († 66)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1890.06.23 – 1914.09.07)

Bishop Vincenzo CapelliPermalink
(1874.05.04 – 1890.04.25)

Died:1890.04.25

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1874.05.04 – 1890.04.25)

Bishop Giovanni NegriPermalink
(1833.04.15 – 1874.01.19)

Died:1874.01.19

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1833.04.15 – 1874.01.19)

Bishop Carlo Francesco CarnevalePermalink
(1818.12.21 – 1831.10.29)

Died:1831.10.29

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1818.12.21 – 1831.10.29)

Bishop Pio Bonifacio FassatiPermalink
(1796.07.31 – 1803)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1796.07.31 – 1803)

Bishop Carlo Maurizio PeyrettiPermalink
(1783.07.18 – 1793.02.18)

Died:1793.02.18

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1783.07.18 – 1793.02.18)

Bishop Giuseppe Ludovico Andujar, O.P.Permalink
(1743.03.11 – 1782.12.02)

Died:1782.12.02

Bishop of Bobbio (Italy) (1737.05.07 – 1743.03.11)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1743.03.11 – 1782.12.02)

Bishop Giulio RestaPermalink
(1701.02.21 – 1743.01.11)

Died:1743.01.11

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1701.02.21 – 1743.01.11)

Bishop Carlo Francesco CevaPermalink
(1683.07.19 – 1700.08)

Died:1700.08

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1683.07.19 – 1700.08)

Bishop Carlo SettalaPermalink
(1653.08.18 – 1682.04.23)

Died:1682.04.23

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1653.08.18 – 1682.04.23)

Bishop Francesco Fossati, O.S.B. Oliv.Permalink
(1644.05.23 – 1653.03.11)

Died:1653.03.11

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1644.05.23 – 1653.03.11)

Bishop Paolo Arese, C.R.Permalink
(1620.07.20 – 1644)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1620.07.20 – 1644)

Venerable Bishop Cosimo Dossena, B.Permalink
(1612.02.23 – 1620.03.12)

Born:1548 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1612.03.04
Died:1620.03.12 († 72)

Superior General of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites) (1593 – 1599)

Superior General of Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites) (1602 – 1612.02.23)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1612.02.23 – 1620.03.12)

Bishop Maffeo GambaraPermalink
(1592.05.11 – 1612)

Died:1612

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1592.05.11 – 1612)

Bishop Cesare GambaraPermalink
(1548.03.22 – 1591)

Died:1591

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1548.03.22 – 1591)

Cardinal Uberto GàmbaraPermalink
(1528.05.08 – 1548.03.22)

Born:1489.01.23 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1528?
Created Cardinal:1539.12.19
Died:1549.02.14 († 60)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1528.05.08 – 1548.03.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite (1540.01.28 – 1541.03.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Martino ai Monti (1541.03.23 – 1542.02.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Policastro (Italy) (1542.01.09 – 1543.06.07)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Apollinare (1542.02.15 – 1544.10.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Crisogono (1544.10.17 – 1549.02.14)

Bishop Gian Domenico de ZaziPermalink
(1496.04.20 – 1528)

Died:1528

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1496.04.20 – 1528)

Bishop Giacomo BottaPermalink
(1476.01.10 – 1496)

Died:1496

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1476.01.10 – 1496)

Bishop Fabrizio MarlianiPermalink
(1475.04.24 – 1476.01.05)

Died:1508

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1475.04.24 – 1476.01.05)

Bishop of Piacenza (Italy) (1476.01.05 – 1508)

Bishop Michele MarlianiPermalink
(1461.01.09 – 1475.04.24)

Died:1475.10.12

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1461.01.09 – 1475.04.24)

Bishop of Piacenza (Italy) (1475.04.24 – 1475.10.12)

Bishop Giovanni BarbavaraPermalink
(1437.03.06 – 1460)

Bishop of Como (Italy) (1435.06.13 – 1437.03.06)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1437.03.06 – 1460)

Bishop Gerardo Landriani Capitani (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1435.06.07 – 1436.05.07 not possessed)

Bishop Enrico Rampini (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1413.05.10 – 1435.06.07)

Born:1390 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1413?
Created Cardinal:1446.12.16
Died:1450.07.04 († 60)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1413.05.10 – 1435.06.07)

Bishop of Pavia (Italy) (1435.06.07 – 1443.08.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Milano (Italy) (1443.08.27 – 1450.07.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Clemente (1446.12.16 – 1450.07.04)

Bishop Pietro de’ Giorgi (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1394.03.30 – 1413.02.15)

Died:1436

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1394.03.30 – 1413.02.15)

Bishop of Novara (Italy) (1413.02.15 – 1429.11.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova (Italy) (1429.11.04 – 1436)

Bishop GiovanniPermalink
(1382? – 1393?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1382? – 1393?)

Bishop Giorgio TortiPermalink
(1380 – 1382)

Died:1389.04.27

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1380 – 1382)

Bishop of Ceneda (Italy) (1382 – 1386.12.01)

Bishop of Cremona (Italy) (1386.12.01 – 1389.04.27)

Bishop Giovanni di CevaPermalink
(1364.09.15 – 1380?)

Died:1380?

Bishop of Albenga (Italy) (1349.03.12 – 1364.09.15)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1364.09.15 – 1380?)

Bishop Giacomo ViscontiPermalink
(1348.11.06 – 1363)

Died:1363

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1348.11.06 – 1363)

Bishop Princivalle FieschiPermalink
(1325.06.27 – 1348)

Died:1348

Bishop of Brescia (Italy) (1316 – 1325.06.27)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1325.06.27 – 1348)

Bishop Tiberio della TorrePermalink
(1317.07.11 – 1325.06.27)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1317.07.11 – 1325.06.27)

Bishop of Brescia (Italy) (1325.06.27 – 1333)

Bishop Giacomo Calcinari, O.S.B.Permalink
(1295.10.02 – 1316?)

Died:1316?

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1295.10.02 – 1316?)

Bishop Melchiorre BusettoPermalink
(1255 – 1284)

Died:1284

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1255 – 1284)

Bishop Pietro BusettoPermalink
(1220 – 1255)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1220 – 1255)

Bishop ObizzoPermalink
(1202 – 1212?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1202 – 1212?)

Bishop OddoPermalink
(1196 – 1201)

Died:1201

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1196 – 1201)

Bishop GandolfoPermalink
(1184 – ?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1184 – ?)

Bishop UgoPermalink
(1180 – 1183?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1180 – 1183?)

Bishop ObertoPermalink
(1153 – 1179)

Died:1179

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1153 – 1179)

Bishop GuglielmoPermalink
(1134 – 1144?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1134 – 1144?)

Bishop PietroPermalink
(1111 – 1134.05.30)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1111 – 1134.05.30)

Bishop LambardoPermalink
(1105? – ?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1105? – ?)

Bishop GuidoPermalink
(1084 – 1098?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1084 – 1098?)

Bishop OddoPermalink
(1077 – 1083?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1077 – 1083?)

Bishop PietroPermalink
(1014 – 1077)

Died:1077

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1014 – 1077)

Bishop AgirioPermalink
(1004 – ?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1004 – ?)

Bishop LintifredoPermalink
(998? – ?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (998? – ?)

Bishop EribertoPermalink
(984 – ?)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (984 – ?)

Bishop Giseprando, O.S.Col.Permalink
(973? – 983?)

Abbot Ordinary of San Colombano (Italy) (943 – 973)

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (973? – 983?)

Bishop CostanzoPermalink
(187 – 237)

Died:237

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (187 – 237)

Bishop TerenzianoPermalink
(? – 186)

Died:186

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (? – 186)

Bishop AmmonioPermalink
(150? – 171.01.10)

Died:171.01.10

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (150? – 171.01.10)

Saint Bishop AribertoPermalink
(120 – 145)

Died:145

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (120 – 145)

Saint Bishop MarzianoPermalink
(? – 120.03.06)

Died:120.03.06

Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (? – 120.03.06)

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