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The Diocese of Nocera Umbra was a Roman Catholic diocese in Umbria, Italy.
In 1915 the Diocese of Nocera Umbra was united with the Diocese of Gualdo Tadino to form the Diocese of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino. In 1986 this was united with the Diocese of Assisi, to become the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino.
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The city of Nocera was destroyed in 546 by Totila, and again destroyed by the Lombards in the middle of the 8th century.
Authentic Bishops were Felix (412) and Liutardus (824); others were:
In 1669, the cathedral was dedicated to S. Rinaldo, and had a Chapter composed of two dignities (the Provost and the Archdeacon, neither of whom had a prebend) and ten Canons. The entire diocese contained some 20,000 inhabitants, and the city of Nocera about 1,000. In 1768, the cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Body of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, was administered by a Chapter, composed of two dignities (the Provost and the Archdeacon) and ten Canons.
Diocese of Nocera Umbra
- Priscus (3rd or 4th century)
- Felix (attested 401–417)
- [Caelius Laurentius] (attested 499–501)
- [Aprilis] (attested 502)
- [Numerius] (attested 593)
- [Primenius] (attested 598)
- Liutardus (attested 826)
- Racipertus (attested 844, 853)
- Julianus (attested 967, 968)
- Dodo (1024, 1027, 1028)
- Ludovicus (attested 1057, 1059)
- Augustinus (attested 1114)
- Lotarius (attested 1125)
- Laurentius (attested 1131)
- Monaldus de Actis
- Anfredus de Actis
- Hugo de Trinci (1196–1222)
from 1200 to 1500
- Rainaldus, O.S.B. (1222–1225)
- Pelagius Pallavicini (1225–1228)
- Constantius (1228–1229?)
- Bevegnatus Capucci ( –1233)
- Guido Negusanti (1233–1252)
- Aegidius (1243–1248)
- Bernardus (1248–1254)
- Filippo Oderisi (1254-1285)
- Fidesmidus (Fidemundus) 1285–1288)
- Joannes Antignani (1288–1327)
- Alexander, O.Min. (1327–1363)
- Lucas Rodolfucci (1363–1389)
- Joannes Nucaranus, O.Min. (1379– ) (Avignon Obedience)
- Cinthius (1389–1403)
- Andreas de Montefalco (1404–1419)
- Thomas Morganti, O.Cist. (1419–1437)
- Antonius Nicolai (1438–1444)
- Joannes Marcolini, O.Min. (1444–1465)
- Antonius Viminale (1465–1472)
- Giacomo Minutoli (1472–1476)
- Giovanni Cerretani (17 Aug 1476 – Jul 1492 Died)
- Giacomo Breuquet (31 Aug 1492 – 25 May 1498 Died)
- Matteo Baldeschi (degli Ubaldi) (1498–1508)
from 1500 to 1800
- Francesco Luigi Piervisani (22 Dec 1800 – 15 Jan 1848 Died)
- Francesco Agostini (14 Apr 1848 – 4 Feb 1861 Died)
- Antonio Maria Pettinari, O.F.M. (21 Dec 1863 – 18 Nov 1881 Appointed, Archbishop of Urbino)
- Rocco Anselmini (27 Mar 1882 – Aug 1910 Died)
- Nicola Cola (26 Aug 1910 – 14 Apr 1940 Died)
Diocese of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino
United: 2 January 1915 with the Diocese of Gualdo Tadino
Latin Name: Nucerinus-Tadinensis
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Perugia
- Domenico Ettorre (1 Jul 1940 – 31 Oct 1943 Died)
- Costantino Stella (18 Jan 1945 – 5 Jul 1950 Appointed, Archbishop of L’Aquila)
- Giuseppe Pronti (1 Jan 1951 – 3 Feb 1974 Died)
- Dino Tomassini (12 Dec 1974 – 30 Jul 1980 Died)
- Sergio Goretti (14 Dec 1980 – 30 Sep 1986 Appointed, Bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino)
30 September 1986: United with the Diocese of Assisi to form the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino
- Umberto Benigni (1913), “Diocese of Nocera (Nucerinensis),” Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11 (New York 1913); retrieved 27 May 2019.
- “Diocese of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino” Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
- “Diocese of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino” GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
- Cappelletti, p. 14.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 293, note 1. Ughelli, Italia sacra I, p. 1064.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VI, p. 315, note 1.
- Priscus: Lanzoni, p. 243-245.
- Pope Innocent I wrote a letter to Bishop Felix, in response to several questions put to him on canon law. Kehr, p. 51 no. 1. Gams, p. 709. Lanzoni, p. 245.
- Kehr, p. 51, points out that Laurentius became bishop of Nuceria in Campania, not Nocera in Umbria. He engaged in an electoral contest with Pope Symmachus and lost; he became a schismatic.
- An Aprilis was present at the Roman synod of Pope Symmachus in 502. The question is to which bishopric he belonged. The manuscripts (following Sbaraglia, Coleti, and Mansi) read: Aprilis Lateranensis. Cappelletti, Le chiese d’Italia V, pp. 13-14, rejects the idea that this can be transmuted into Nocerinus or anything similar; he would rather consider a corruption of Alatrinensis. Gams, p. 709, also rejects Aprilis. Cf. Lanzoni, p. 245.
- Numerius: Pope Gregory I wrote a letter to the Rector of Campania, asking that Numerius be sent to Rome for consecration. Is this a bishop-elect of Nuceria in Campania? Lanzoni, p. 245.
- Primenius: Bishop Primenius is ordered in a letter of Pope Gregory I to install relics of the martyrs in a new basilica. The letter is also addressed to the bishops of Terracina, Sorrento, Porto, Ostia, Naples and Formiae. This is surely Bishop Primenius of Nuceria in Campania. Lanzoni, p. 245.
- Bishop Liutardus was present at the Roman synod of Pope Eugene II in 826. J. D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, editio novissima, Tomus XIV (Venice: A. Zatta 1769), p. 999. Gams, p. 709.
- Racipertus (Rampertus, Raupertus) was present at the Roman synod of Pope Leo IV in 853. Mansi, Tomus XIV, p. 1020. Vincioli, p. 79. Cappelletti, p. 14. Gams, p. 709.
- Bishop Julianus was present at the synod of Ravenna on 25 April 967. He subscribed two bulls of Pope John XIII in 968. Schwartz, p. 286.
- Dodo was present at the Roman synods of December 1024 and April 1027. He may be the Bishop Dodo mentioned in the Regesto di Farfa in 1035 and 1037. Schwartz, pp. 286-287.
- Ludovicus: Schwartz, p. 287.
- Augustinus: Schwartz, p. 287.
- Lotarius: Schwartz, p. 287.
- Laurentius: Gams, p. 709.
- Hugo: Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, p. 373 note 1.
- Rainaldus was the son of Count Napoleone of Foligno. He became a monk of Santa Croce di Fonte Avellana. Alberto Gibelli (1895). Monografia dell’antico monastero di S. Croce di Fonte Avellana: i suoi priori ed abbati. Faenza: P. Conti. pp. 142–147. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Pelagius was a native of Nocera, and a Canon in the cathedral Chapter. Vincioli, p. 82. Gams, p. 709. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Vincioli says that he ruled for two years. Vincioli, p. 82. Gams, p. 709. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Guido: Vincioli, p. 83. Gams, p. 709. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Aegidius was Bishop of Foligno (1208–1243). Eubel, I, pp. 256, 373.
- Bernardus was Bishop of Foligno (He was succeeded as Apostolic Administrator of Foligno by another Bernardus). Eubel, I, pp. 256 with note 1; 373.
- Filippo had been a monk of Fonte-Avellano. He died on 21 January 1285, according to Vincioli, p. 83. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Fidesmidus had been a Canon of the cathedral of Nocera. He governed for five years, according to Vincioli, p. 83. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Joannes: Vincioli, p. 83. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Fra Alexander was the son of Pietro di Vinciolo Vincioli, a member of the nobility of Perugia. He had been a papal penitentiary. He died on 3 May 1363. Vincioli, p. 84. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- A native of Camerino, Lucas held the degree of doctor of law, and had been Prior and Archdeacon of the cathedral of Camerino. He was named Bishop of Nocera on 21 July 1363 by Pope Urban V, and continued to administer the diocese until his death. Bishop Lucas was named a cardinal by Urban VI (Roman Obedience) on 18 September 1378. He served as Legate in Hungary, and then in Perugia. He was appointed Vicar General for temporal matters in the Duchy of Spoleto (1380–1388). He died in January 1389. Lorenzo Cardella, Memorie storiche de’ cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, (Rome: Pagliarini 1793), Vol. II, pp. 278-279. Cappelletti, pp. 21-22. Eubel, I, pp. 23 no. 4, with note 5; 373.
- The Avignon pope, Clement VII deposed Bishop Rodolfucci as a supporter of Urban VI (Roman Obedience), but with no effect. Fra Giovanni was the Avignon appointee, who conceptually replaced Bishop Rodolfucci. Eubel, I, p. 373, note 5.
- Cinthius (Senzio di Matteo) was a native of Viterbo. He had been Archpriest of Nocera and Auditor of Cardinal Rodolfucci. He presided over a diocesan synod in 1395. He was appointed Bishop of Nocera by Pope Urban VI (Roman Obedience) on 4 May 1389. Vincioli, p. 84. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- Bishop Andrea died on 17 March 1419, according to Vincioli, p. 85, but that is the date of the appointment of his successor. Cappelletti, pp. 23-24. Eubel, I, p. 373.
- A native of Foligno, Thomas had been appointed Bishop of Lecce by Gregory XII in 1410, which was after Gregory’s deposition for heresy, schism, and perjury by the Council of Pisa in May 1409. Thomas’ appointment was ignored. He was appointed Bishop of Nocera by Pope Martin V on 17 March 1419. He died in October 1437. Vincioli, p. 84. Cappelletti, p. 24. Eubel, I, pp. 305, 373.
- Minutoli was named Bishop of Nocera on 12 October 1472. He was a member of the embassy to King Louis XI of France in 1476, concerning the imprisonment of Cardinal Jean Balue. King Louis, while he refused to release Balue, petitioned the pope to transfer Minutoli to Agde. On 17 Aug 1476 he was appointed Bishop of Agde by Pope Sixtus IV. Eubel, II, pp. 82, 204.
- Cerretani: Eubel, II, p. 204.
- Breuquet: Eubel, II, p. 204.
- Baldeschi had been an Auditor Sacri Palatii. He was named Bishop of Nocera on 28 May 1498 by Pope Alexander VI. On 28 Jul 1508 Baldeschi was appointed Bishop of Perugia by Pope Julius II. Eubel, II, p. 204; III, p. 271.
- Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 261. (in Latin)
- Eubel, III, p. 261; Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 262.
- Pierbenedetti was appointed on 4 March 1592 by Pope Clement VIII, the day after the Pope’s election. He died on 4 June 1604. Cappelletti, Le chiese d’Italia V, p. 31. Gauchat, p. 262 with note 2.
- Fiorenzi: Gauchat, p. 262 with note 3.
- On 25 Sep 1646 Giustiniani was appointed Librarian of the Vatican Library. Gauchat, p. 262 with note 4.
- Montani died on 31 December 1668. Gauchat, p. 262 with note 5. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 293, note 2.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 293 with note 3.
- On 8 Jun 1716 Battaglini was appointed Bishop of Cesena. Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 293 with note 4.
- On 20 Nov 1724 Borgia was appointed Archbishop of Fermo. Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 294 with note 5.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 293 with note 6.
- Born in 1732, Massajoli was a native of Monte Grimano in the diocese of Gubbio. He held the degree of Doctor in utroque iure (Bologna, 1754). He had been Vicar General of the bishop of Foligno, and served as Vicar Capitular of Nocera following the death of Bishop Chiappé. He was appointed Bishop of Nocera in the papal consistory of 19 September 1768 by Pope Clement XIII, and was consecrated in Rome on 29 September by Cardinal Pamphili. He died in Nocera on 6 (or 8) October 1800. Cappelletti, p. 33 (who wrongly gives the date of death as 1799). Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica VI, p. 315 with note 2.
- By testamentary bequest, Bishop Piervisani founded the Biblioteca Piervisani, located in the episcopal palace, for the use of the bishop, Canons, seminarians and general public. Statistica del Regno d’Italia biblioteche (in Italian). Vol. Anno 1863. Firenze: Le Monnier. 1865. p. LXXXVIII.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). “Diocese of Nocera (Nucerinensis)”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.