Diocese of Aversa

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Diocese of Aversa
Basic data
Country Italy
Church region Campania
Ecclesiastical province Naples
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Naples
Diocesan bishop Angelo Spinillo
Emeritus diocesan bishop Mario Milano
Vicar General Paolo Dell'Aversana
founding 1053
surface 361 km²
Parishes 96 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Residents 567,566 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Catholics 543.260 (2015 / AP 2016 )
proportion of 95.7%
Diocesan priest 184 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Religious priest 29 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Catholics per priest 2,551
Permanent deacons 38 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Friars 38 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Religious sisters 359 (2015 / AP 2016 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Italian
cathedral Cattedrale di San Paolo
Website www.diocesiaversa.it

The diocese of Aversa ( lat. : Dioecesis Aversana , ital. : Diocese of Aversa ) is in Italy situated Roman Catholic diocese based in Aversa .


San Paolo Cathedral in Aversa

The diocese of Aversa was founded in 1053 by Pope Leo IX. and placed directly under the Holy See . In 1566 the seminary of the diocese of Aversa was established.

In 1979 the diocese of Aversa was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Naples as a suffragan .

In May 2019, Pope Francis transferred the imprisoned priest Michele Barone from Casapesenna in the diocese of Aversa to lay status . Barone, the founder of the sect-like community Piccola Casetta di Nazareth , is charged with the physical abuse of a child as part of an exorcism and the sexual abuse of several girls in Medjugorje . With Barone, the parents of the injured child and a police officer who belonged to the Barone community and who is accused of thwarting punishment in favor of Barones, were charged and arrested in 2018. Local Bishop Angelo Spinillo had previously suspended Barone from duty.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Casapesenna, Papa Francesco riduce allo stato il prete laicale accusato di violenza sessuale. La Repubblica on May 6, 2019
  2. ↑ Most severe sanction of canon law. Domradio from May 6, 2019
  3. Marilù Musto: “Il prete esorcista mi palpeggiava durante i pellegrinaggi a Medjugorje”. Il Mattino on February 25, 2018

Web links

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