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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: 112,500 Catholics (95.8% of 117,413 total) (2018)

Statistics: 148 parishes, 8 missions, 109 priests (85 diocesan, 24 religious), 8 deacons, 159 lay religious (29 brothers, 130 sisters), 1 seminarian (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Avezzano, Sulmona–Valva

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Massimo d’Aveia (June 10), Saint Equizio (August 11)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 27

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

Phone: 0862.33.23.01

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (154)

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

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.06.08 – ...):Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (73)Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (73)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

Member of Council for the Economy

Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Auxiliary Bishop (2021.08.14 – ...):Bishop Antonio D’Angelo (50)Bishop Antonio D’Angelo (50)

Titular Bishop of Cerenzia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of L’Aquila (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (73)Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (73)Permalink
(2013.06.08 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini
Metropolitan Archbishop of L’Aquila (Italy)
Member of Council for the Economy
Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion

Ante omnia caritas

Born:1948.08.19 (Venagrande, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1973.09.14
Consecrated Bishop:1998.09.20
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

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

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

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (2018.06.28 [2019.03.03] – ...)

Member of Council for the Economy (2020.08.06 – ...)

Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion (2020.09.21 – ...)

Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari (83)Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari (83)Permalink
(1998.06.06 – 2013.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of L’Aquila (Italy)

Ex cœlesti virtute

Born:1938.01.11 (Scoppito, 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 (Seveso, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1916.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1941.05.04
Created Cardinal:1958.12.15
Died:1986.08.01 (Roma, Italy † 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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