Roman Catholic Diocese of Fossombrone

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The Italian Catholic diocese of Fossombrone existed in the province of Pesaro and Urbino until 1986, when it was united into the diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Urbino.[1][2]


Fossombrone was included in the Donation of Pepin, but remained subject to the Duchy of Spoleto until 1198, when it passed under papal rule. It was then held in fief of the Holy See by different families: by the house of Este (1210–28), the Malatesta (1340-1445), the Montefeltro of Urbino, 1445-1631); from 1500 to 1503 it acknowledged the rule of Cesare Borgia.

Christianity was introduced there, according to Ferdinando Ughelli, by Felicianus of Foligno. The martyrologies mention several martyrs: Aquilinus, Geminus, Gelasius, Magnus and Donata, also a bishop, Timothy, and his daughter (4 February). The first bishop of certain date is Innocent,[3] present at the synods of Pope Symmachus (504).


Diocese of Fossombrone[edit]

Erected: 5th Century
Latin Name: Forosemproniensis
Metropolitan: Diocese of Urbino

30 September 1986: United with the Diocese of Cagli e Pergola and the Diocese of Fano to form the Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola


  1. ^ "Diocese of Fossombrone" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Fossombrone" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Gams, p. 698.
  4. ^ Gams, p. 698.
  5. ^ Ridolfo Maria da Fossombrone (1705). Vita di Santo Aldebrando già Vescovo della città di Fossombrone, etc (in Italian). Fano: Francesco Gaudenzii.
  6. ^ Eubel, I, p. 254.
  7. ^ Of German origin and a skilful mathematician, Middelburg was author of a work on the computation of Easter. Eubel, II, p. 156.
  8. ^ Giovanni Guidiccioni (1782). Le rime di monsignor Giovanni Guidiccioni vescovo di Fossombrone (in Italian). Nizza: presso la Societa' Tipografica. pp. 6–10.
  9. ^ Mazza's uncle was the prolific Servite author, Dionigi Bussotti of Florence, who became General of his Order. Giulio Negri (1722). Istoria degli scrittori fiorentini (in Italian). Ferrara: Bernardino Pomatelli. p. 148.
  10. ^ Eubel, III, p. 198, with note 7.
  11. ^ Cannuli held doctorates in theology and philosophy. He was a familiaris of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. He was consecrated bishop in Rome on 22 August 1610 by Cardinal Michelangelo Tonti. Gauchat, IV, p. 190, with note 2.
  12. ^ "Bishop Lorenzo Landi" David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  13. ^ Peruzzini was born in Fossombrone. He became Master of Theology (1745), lectured in philosophy and theology in the houses of his Order, was Prior, and Consultor of the Holy Office. He was consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Giorgio Doria on 31 March 1755. Ritzler, VI, p. 218, with note 2.
  14. ^ Alvisini had been internuncio in Russia. Umberto Benigni, "Fossombrone (Forum Sempronii)." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 6. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909, retrieved: 2016-10-12.


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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Fossombrone (Forum Sempronii)". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.