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Archdiocese of Benevento

Archidioecesis Beneventana

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  • Felice Accrocca, Archbishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 26 May 969
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Italy
  • Square Kilometers: 1,691 (653 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Campania
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Palazzo Arcivescovile, Piazza Orsini 27, 82100 Benevento, Italia
  • Telephone: 0824.32.33.24
  • Fax: 0824.32.33.78

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Benevento
1st CenturyErectedDiocese of Benevento (erected)
26 May 969Territory LostDiocese of Benevento Diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti (erected)
Archdiocese of Benevento
26 May 969ElevatedDiocese of Benevento Archdiocese of Benevento
30 July 1938Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento (Cryptaestanea of S. Aegidius Abbots) Diocese of Avellino
30 July 1938Territory AddedDiocese of Avellino (Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows (in Pratula)) Archdiocese of Benevento
2 July 1953Territory AddedDiocese of Ariano (Corsaro with Castello Corsaro, the Contrada of S. Giacomo and the Contrada of Corsaro along with S. Nicolai) Archdiocese of Benevento
2 July 1953Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento (S. Maria ad Nives in Morrone in Bonito) Diocese of Ariano
15 October 1979Territory AddedTerritorial Abbey of Montevergine (S. Martino, S. Gennaro and S. Michele Arcangelo in S. Martino Sannita) Archdiocese of Benevento
15 October 1979Territory LostDiocese of Avellino (Summonte)
Archdiocese of Benevento (S. Angelo a Scala)
Territorial Abbey of Montevergine
21 January 1983Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento (Sant'Angelo Limosano, Limosano, Matrice, Campolieto, Monacilioni, San Giovanni in Galdo, Toro, Campodipietra, Jelsi, Gildone, Gercemaggiore, Riccia, Gambatesa, Tufara, Pietracatella, Macchia Valfortore, and S. Elia a Pianisi) Archdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano
21 January 1983Territory AddedArchdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano (Sassinore)
Diocese of Lucera (San Bartolomeo in Galdo)
Archdiocese of Benevento
6 March 1997Territory AddedDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia (Santa Maria Maggiore (Sant'Arcangelo Trimonte)) Archdiocese of Benevento
6 March 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento (San Bartolomeo Apostolo (Greci), San Nicola Vescovo (Savignano Irpino), and Santa Maria del Monte Carmelo (Savignano Irpino)) Diocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia
25 January 1998Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento (Santa Maria degli Angeli (Chiusano San Domenico), Santa Margherita (Poppano di San Mango sul Calore), and Maria SS. Addolorata (Pratola Serra))
Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno (SS. Biagio e Stefano (Forino), S. Felicissimo (Petruro di Forino), S. Maria delia Misericordia e S. Nicola (Celzi di Forino), S. Giovanni Battista e S. Maria di Monserrato (Contrada), S. Michele Arcangelo (S. Michele di Serino), SS. Pietro e Paolo Ap....)
Diocese of Avellino
25 January 1998Territory AddedDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia (S. Nicola di Bari (Buonalbergo)) Archdiocese of Benevento


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Benevento

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Benevento
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 671, to Page 674
  • Archdiocese of Benevento
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 133
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 104
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 132
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 113
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 118
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 120, and Page 121
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 30, Page 345
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 65, and Page 66
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 71, Page 1,363, and Page 1,364
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 75, Page 662, and Page 663
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 90, Page 58, to Page 60
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 90, Page 238, to Page 241


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