Roman Catholic Diocese of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli


Roman Catholic Diocese of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli

The Italian Catholic diocese of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli is in Tuscany. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Pisa.

The historical diocese of Massa Carrara had its name changed in 1939 to diocese of Apuania; and again in 1986 to diocese of Massa. In 1988 it was united with the diocese of Pontremoli.[1]

History

The see of Massa Carrara was created in 1822 at the instance of Duchess Maria Beatrice, and its first bishop was Francesco Maria Zappi. It was then suffragan of the archdiocese of Pisa; but for a period from 1855 was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Modena.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^  "Massa Carrara". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed (1913). "Massa Carrara". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 


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