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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës

Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës
Archidioecesis Tiranensis-Dyrracenus
Kryedioqeza e Tiranë-Durrës
Location
Country Albania
Ecclesiastical province Tiranë-Durrës
Statistics
Area 2,263 km2 (874 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,205,000
130,380 (10.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 13th Century
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Paul in Tirana
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Rrok Kola Mirdita
Auxiliary Bishops O.P.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës (Latin: Archidioecesis Tiranensis-Dyrracenus) is a Latin archdiocese in Albania.

It cathedral episcopal see is Katedrale e Shën Palit, in the city of Tiranë, where also stand the former Cathedral: Kisha e Zemrës së Shenjtë të Jezusit Kisha e Zemrës së Shenjtë të Jezusit

History

  • Established in 1209 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durrës
  • 1400?: Demoted as Archdiocese of Durrës
  • In 1640, it gained territories from the suppressed Diocese of Arbano and from the Diocese of Stephaniacum
  • On 10 March 1926 it lost territory to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Corfu–Zakynthos–Kefalonia (in Ionian insular Greece)
  • December 23, 1992: Renamed as Archdiocese of Durrës–Tiranë
  • On 7 December 1996, it lost territory to a suffragan, the Rrëshen
  • January 25, 2005: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tiranë–Durrës
  • Enjoyed a papal visit from pope Francis I in September 2014.

Province

Its ecclesiastical province includes the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and the following Suffragan dioceses :

Episcopal Ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Durrës
  • incomplete
  • ...
  • Antonio (1296? – 1301?)
  • Pietro (1303? – 1304?)
  • Matteo (1320? – death 1334?)
  • Pietro da Geronsa, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1340.03.23 – ?)
  • Angelo, O.F.M. (1344 – ?)
  • Antonio da Alessandria, O.F.M. (1349.05.25 – ?), previously Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis (1346.07.31 – 1349.05.25)
  • Demetrio (1363.12.20 – ?), previously Bishop of Stephaniacum (? – 1363.12.20)
  • Giovanni (1388.09.28 – ?)
  • Stefano da Napoli, Carmelites (O. Carm.) (1394.06.03 – ?)
  • Giovanni Panella (1395.05.15 – 1399.05.16; died 1418?), previously Bishop of Ferentino (Italy) (1392.03.08 – 1395.05.15) and Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1395 – ?); later Archbishop-Bishop of Capaccio (Italy) (1399.05.16 – 1405.04.13), Bishop of Muro Lucano (Italy) (1405.04.13 – 1418?)
  • Leonardo Piermicheli (1399.06.05 – ?)
Exempt Archbishops of Durrës
  • Minore (1403.09.13 – ?), previously Bishop of Suacia (? – 1403.09.13)
  • Giovanni di Durazzo, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1412.10.01 – death 1422)
  • Nicola di Cosma, O.F.M. (1422.07.06 – ?)
  • Giovanni de Monte (1429.10.21 – death 1441?)
  • Giacomo da Cortino (1457.01.26 – ?)
  • Stefano Birello, Servites (O.S.M.) (1458.03.09 – death 1459)
  • Paolo Angelo (1460.05.19 – ?)
  • Nicola Barbuti, O.P. (1469.05.05 – ?)
  • Marco Cattaneo (1474.11.16 – death 1487.08)
  • Martino Firmani (1492.02.18 – 1499.08.06)
  • Francesco Quirini (1499.11.27 – death 1505.08.01), previously Bishop of Šibenik (Croatia) (1491 – 1495)
  • Nicola Foresio (1505.09.01 – death 1510)
  • Gabriele Mascioli Foschi, Augustinians (O.E.S.A.) (1511 – death 1534.10.25)
  • Giorgio Stemagu (1535.06.21 – death 1540?)
  • Ludovico Bianchi, Conventual Franciscans (O.F.M. Conv.) (1540.04.16 – ?)
  • Decio Carafa (1608? – 1613.01.07), previously Titular Archbishop of Damascus (1606.05.17 – 1611.08.17), Apostolic Nuncio (papal ambassador) to Spain (1607.05.22 – 1611.08); created Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Panisperna (1612.05.07 – 1612.06.18), then Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (1612.06.18 – 1626.01.23), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Napoli (Italy) (1613.01.07 – 1626.01.23), Apostolic Nuncio to Austria-Hungary (1621 – death 1626.01.23)
  • Antonio Provana (1622.07.21 – 1632.01.07), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Torino (Italy) (1632.01.07 – 1640.07.25)
  • Girolamo Greco (1634 – ?)
  • Marcus Scura, O.F.M. (1640.09.10 – death 1656.04.27), previously Bishop of Arbano (1635.10.01 – 1640.09.10)
  • Nicola Carpegna (1657.08.27 – death 1670)
  • Gerardo Galata (1670.05.19 – death 1696?)
  • Apostolic Administrator Nicola Vladagni (1698.06.27 – 1700.03.30), while Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1692.10.15 – 1705?)
  • Pietro Zumi (1700.03.30 – death 1720)
  • Pietro Scurra (1720.09.30 – death 1737), previously Bishop of Pult (Albania) (1719.05.15 – 1720.09.30)
  • Giovanni Galata (1739.01.26 – death 1752), previously Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1720.09.30 – 1728.11.15) and Apostolic Administrator of Pult (Albania) (1720.12.23 – 1728.11.15), Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1728.11.15 – 1739.01.26)
  • Nicolò Angelo Radovani (1752.12.18 – death 1774?)
  • Tommaso Mariagni (1774.06.27 – death 1808?)
  • Paul Galata (1808 – death 1836.08.12), succeeding as former Coadjutor Archbishop of Durrës (1803.09.09 – 1808) & Titular Bishop of Tænarum (1803.09.09 – 1808)
  • Nicola Bianchi (1838.06.26 – death 1843.05.17)
  • Giorgio Labella, O.F.M. (1844.11.26 – death 1847.06.04)
  • Raffaele d’Ambrosio, O.F.M. (1847.12.17 – 1893.07.14), later Titular Archbishop of Acrida (1893.07.14 – ?)
  • Primo Bianchi (1893.07.17 – 1922), later Titular Archbishop of Cassiope (see) (1922.06.12 – 1927.08.19)
  • Francesco Melchiori, O.F.M. (1922.05.22 – death 1928), succeeding as former Coadjutor Archbishop of Durrës (1921.09.28 – 1922.05.22) & Titular Archbishop of Modon (1921.09.28 – 1922.05.22
  • Pietro Gjura (1929.05.15 – death 1939.07.09)
  • Nicola Vincenzo Prennushi, O.F.M. (1940.06.26 – 1952), also Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania of the Albanese (Albania) (1946 – 1949.03.19); previously Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1936.01.27 – 1940.06.26)
  • Apostolic Administrator Nikollë Troshani ((1958.04.18 – 1992)
Archbishop of Durrës–Tiranë
Metropolitan Archbishops of Tiranë-Durrës

See also

Source and External links

  • GCatholic.org, with incumbent biography links
  • Catholic Hierarchy

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