Ancient Diocese of Riez

The former French Catholic diocese of Riez existed at least from fifth century Gaul to the French Revolution. Its see was at Riez, in the modern department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

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History

According to an unsupported tradition, the establishment of the Church in this diocese is attributed to the first century and to Eusebius of Eudochius, companion of St. Lazarus.[disambiguation needed ] A certain St. Prosper of Reggio in Emilia (at the beginning of the fifth century) figures in the history of Riez and was perhaps its bishop; however, the first certainly known bishop is St. Maximus (433-60), who succeeded St. Honoratus as Abbot of Lérins and who, in 439, held a council at Riez with a view to improving the condition of the churches of Southern Gaul.

His successor, Faustus of Riez (461-93), also Abbot of Lérins, was noted for his writings against Predestinationists; it was to him that Sidonius Apollinaris dedicated his "Carmen Eucharisticum" in gratitude for hospitality received at Riez.

Robert Ceneau, the pulpit orator (1530-32), afterwards Bishop of Avranches and Gui Bentivoglio (1622-25), who was nuncio in France and defender of French interests at Rome, were bishops there.[1]

Bishops

To 1000

  • Maxime (434–460)
  • Faustus of Riez (461–495?)
  • Didime (510?)
  • Contumeliosus of Riez (524–535)
  • Fauste II. (549)
  • Emetere (554)
  • Claudien (573)
  • Urbicus (584–600?)
  • Claude (630–650?)
  • Archinric (seventh century)
  • Absalon (late seventh century)
  • Anthime (700?)
  • Riculfe (789?)
  • Rostan (820?)
  • Bernaire (840?)
  • Rudolf (850?)
  • Edolde (879)
  • Gerard (936)
  • Almerade (990–1030?)

1000-1300

  • Bertrand (1040–1060?)
  • Ageric (1060?)
  • Heinrich I. (1094)
  • Augier (1096–1139?)
  • Fouques (1140)
  • Pierre Giraud (1145–1156)
  • Heinrich II. (1167–1180)
  • Aldebert de Gaubert (1180–1191)
  • Bertrand Garcin (1191–1192)
  • Imbert (1192–1201?)
  • Hugues Raimond (1202–1223)
  • Rostan de Sabran (1224–1240)
  • Fouques de Caille (1240–1273)
  • Mathieu de Lusarches (1273–1288)
  • Pierre de Négrel (1288–1306)

1300-1500

  • Pierre de Gantelmi (1306–1317)
  • Gaillard Saumate (1317)
  • Gaillard de Preissac (1318) (Gaillard de Preyssac)
  • Pierre des Prés (1318) (also bishop of Aix-en-Provence)
  • Rossolin (1319–1329)
  • Bernard d'Étienne (1329–1330)
  • Arnaud Sabatier (1330–1334)
  • Geffroi Isnard (1334–1348)
  • Jean Joffrenti (1348–1352)
  • Pierre Fabri I. (1352–1369)
  • Jean de Maillac (1370–1396)
  • Guillaume Fabri (1396–1413)
  • Pierre Fabri II. (1413–1416?)
  • Michel de Bouliers I. (1416–1441)
  • Michel de Bouliers II. (1442–1450)
  • Robert (1450)
  • Jean-Fassi (1450–1463)
  • Marc Lascaris de Tende (1463–1490)
  • Antoine Lascaris de Tende (1490–1523) (also bishop of Beauvais and bishop of Limoges)

1500-suppression

  • Thomas Lascaris de Tende (1523–1526)
  • Christophe Numalius (1526–1527)
  • François de Dinteville (1527–1530)
  • Robert Cénalis (1530–1532) (also bishop of Vence and bishop of Avranches)
  • Antoine Lascaris de Tende (1532–1546)
  • Louis de Bouliers (1546–1550)
  • Lancelot de Carles (1550–1568)
  • Vacant (1568–1572)
  • André d'Ormson (1572–1577)
  • Elzéar de Rastel (1577–1597) (Abbot of Sénanque and Ferté-sur-Grosne)
  • Charles de Saint-Sixte (1599–1614)
  • Guillaume Aleaume (1615–1622) (also bishop of Lisieux)
  • Guido Bentivoglio d'Aragona (1622–1625)
  • François de la Fare (1625–1629)
  • Louis Doni d'Attichy (1629–1652) (also bishop of Autun)
  • Nicolas de Valavoire (1652–1685)
  • Jacques Desmarets (1693–1713)
  • Balthasar Phelipeaux (1713–1751)
  • François de la Tour du Pin (1751–1772)
  • François de Clugny (1772–1801)

Notes

  1. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Digne


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