Roman Catholic Diocese of Bobbio

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Diocese of Bobbio
Dioecesis Bobiensis
Facade of Church of San Colombano Bobbio
Location
Country Italy
Metropolitan Genoa
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1014 - 1986 (suppressed)
Cathedral Cattedrale della Beata Virgina Maria e San Pietro
Current leadership
Pope Francis

The Roman Catholic diocese of Bobbio was an Italian bishopric which existed from 1014 until 1986. The diocese was formed from the territory of the Abbey of Bobbio.[1][2]

History

In the year 1014, the Emperor Henry II, on the occasion of his own coronation in Rome, obtained from Pope Benedict VIII the erection of the Abbey of Bobbio, which was celebrating its 500th anniversary, as an episcopal see.[3] The date of 25 February 1014 is sometimes given for the erection of the diocese, but that is the date of the coronation of the Emperor Henry in Rome. Neither the Emperor's charter nor the Pope's bull, however, survives.[4] The diocese was made a suffragan of the metropolitan of Milan.[5]

The abbot of Bobbio had long been a Count of the Holy Roman Empire in the territory of the Abbey, and he owed feudal dues, including soldiers, when called upon. The abbots continued to hold the title and rank even after the erection of the diocese of Bobbio. In the bishopric of Bishop Luizo, the fourth bishop (c. 1050), the bishop of Bobbio was granted the title of Count for the city of Bobbio.[6]

Pietroaldo, its first bishop, had been Abbot of Bobbio since 999; in contemporary documents he is referred to as abbas et episcopus monasterio sancti Colombani sito Bobio.[7] His episcopal successors for a long time lived in the abbey, where several of them had been monks. The monastery, however, claimed to be directly subject to the Holy See, not to a local bishop, even the Bishop of Bobbio, which produced nearly two centuries of friction and litigation between the Abbey and the Bishop of Bobbio.[8] In 1144 Pope Lucius II granted the monks the right of electing their own abbot.[9] Pope Eugenius III (1145–1153) ruled that the confirmation and blessing of a new abbot, the consecration of altars and churches, and the appointment of monks and clergy, were the right of the bishop of Bobbio and his successors; the decision was confirmed by Pope Lucius III (1181–1185) when further litigation took place.[10] On 28 August 1339, Bishop Calvus de Calvis made a formal visitation to the monastery of S. Colombano, and received the oath of fidelity and obedience from the abbot; he also issued a decree for the reformation of the monastery.[11]

According to Ferdinando Ughelli and others, the diocese Bobbio was made a suffragan see of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Genoa by Pope Innocent II on 19 March 1133 in the Bull Iustus Dominus.[12] Fedele Savio finds this subordination mentioned for the first time in a Bull of Pope Alexander III, dated 19 April 1161, but in his discussion he remarks that Genoa was only given four suffragans: Mariana, Nebbio and Accia on the island of Corsica, and Brugnato on the mainland.[13] The papal Bull of Innocent II, in fact, names five suffragans, the four just named and a fifth on the mainland, Vobzensem, which is in fact not the name of an actual diocese, but a scribal corruption of Bobiensem, as Ughelli and every other scholar have recognized. The papal Bull of Alexander III, Superna et ineffabilis, addressed to Archbishop Syrus of Genoa, paraphrases the bull of Innocent II, including the phrase in which Bobbio is made a suffragan of Genoa.[14] On 11 May 1219, Bishop Uberto Rocca received Statutes of the Archdiocese of Genoa for promulgation in his diocese.[15]

In 1199 alarming reports reached the ears of Pope Innocent III about the corrupt state of discipline in the monastery of S. Colombano, "that there was hardly a trace of religious feeling in either the abbot or the monks." He issued a mandate to Bishop Oberto of Bobbio on 1 December 1999 to use the power of supervision which had been granted him by the Holy See to visit the monastery, and then send a representative to Rome to report on his findings, so that the Pope could take further measures; he was given until the fourth Sunday in Lent in 1200 to make his report. In the meantime the Pope had entrusted the duty of correcting the monastery to two abbots from Pavia. The abbots were ordered by the Pope to consult with Bishop Oberto.[16]

In 1447 the number of monks remaining in the monastery of S. Colombano di Bobbio had grown so small that Bishop Marciano Baccarini (1447–1463) was compelled to bring Benedictines from the Congregation of S. Justina di Parma to Bobbio to ensure the continuation of the foundation. He also constructed the episcopal palace.[17]

During the occupation of Italy by the armies of the French Republic and then the First Empire, the diocese of Bobbio was suppressed, and its territory reassigned to the diocese of Casale-Monferrato. After the restoration of the Kingdom of Sardinia (Duchy of Savoy), the diocese was restored to its former borders in 1817.[18]

In 1923 it was united with the Territorial Abbey of San Colombano, at Bobbio, from which it originated, with the combined official name diocese of Bobbio-San Colombano. As reorganised in 1986, the territory of the former diocese of Bobbio became part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Genova-Bobbio.

In a subsequent change, Bobbio Abbey's 'united title' was transferred, in 1989, to the Metropolitan Diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, and the territory of the former diocese of Bobbio became part of the diocese of Piacenza.[19]

The Cathedral has a Chapter, composed of two dignities (the Provost and the Archpriest) and ten Canons.[20]

Bishops

Diocese of Bobbio

to 1400

  • Pietro Aldo (1014–1017)[21]
  • Atto (1017–1027)[22]
  • Sigefred (attested 1027)[23]
  • Luizo (attested 1046, 1048)[24]
  • Opizo (Opizzone) (1059– c.1068)[25]
  • Guarnerio (c. 1068– ? )[26]
  • Ugo (c. 1085– c. 1098)
  • Alberto (1098– c. 1118)[27]
  • Oddo (Oddone) (attested 1118)[28]
  • [Palemone ( ? – 1125?)]
  • Simone Malvicino (c. 1125–1148)[29]
  • Oberto Malvicino (1148–1152)[30]
  • Oglerio Malvicino (c. 1153–c. 1176)[31]
  • Gandolfo (1178–1184)[32]
  • Albert (1184–1185)[33]
  • Otto (1185–1203)[34]
  • Uberto Rocca (1203–1233)[35]
  • Albertus (Ubertus) de Andito (1233–1251??)[36]
  • Johannes Gobbo (1274–1293)[37]
  • Pietro de Bubiano, O.P. (attested 1296 – after 1318)[38]
  • Giordano de Monte Cucco (1326 ? – after 20 February 1337)[39]
  • Calvus de Calvis (c. 1339 – c. 1360)[40]
  • Robertus de Lanfranchis, O.E.S.A. (1362–1395)[41]
  • Ubertus de Torano (1396–1404)[42]

from 1400 to 1700

Sede vacante[47]

from 1700 to 1927

Diocese suppressed (1803–1817)

Diocese of Bobbio (-Abbey of San Colombano)

United: 4 August 1923 with the Territorial Abbey of San Colombano
Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Genoa

  • Matteo Pellegrino (1928–1936 Died)
  • Bernardo Bertoglio (1937–1953 Died)
  • Pietro Zuccarino (1953–1973 Died)

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Diocese of Bobbio (-Abbey of San Colombano)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Diocese of Bobbio–San Colombano" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Thietmar of Merseburg, Chronicon (ed. Iohannes M. Lappenberg), Book VII, ch. 1-3, in: G. H. Pertz, ed. (1839). Monumenta Germaniae historica (in German and Latin). Scriptorum Tomus III. Hannover: Hahniani. pp. 836–837.  Polonio, pp. 181-185.
  4. ^ Bonnard, p. 276 column 2.
  5. ^ Bonnard, p. 281. Kehr, Italia pontificia VI. 2, p. 242, explicitly correcting Ughelli, and those authors dependent upon him. including Fedele Savio, p. 170, who state that the original Metropolitan was Ravenna.
  6. ^ Bonnard, p. 282.
  7. ^ Paola Guglielmotti (2015), "Pietroaldo", in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 83 (2015). (in Italian)
  8. ^ Kehr, pp. 246-247. Both the bishops of Tortona and of Piacenza had usurped authority over Bobbio in the 9th and 10th centuries. As late as 1128, Pope Honorius II had to order Peter, the Bishop of Tortona, to hand back five churches which he had usurped from the diocese of Bobbio. Kehr, p. 243 nos. 1-5.
  9. ^ Kehr, p. 253 no. 24.
  10. ^ Kehr, p. 244 nos. 6 and 8.
  11. ^ Cipolla, p. 63.
  12. ^ Bullarum diplomatum et privilegiorum sanctorum Romanorum pontificum Taurinensis editio (in Latin). Tomus II (Taurinensis editio ed.). Turin: Seb. Franco. 1859. p. 377.  Kehr, p. 262 and 266 no. 5.
  13. ^ Savio, p. 170. The correct date of the bull of Alexander III is 9 April, not 19 April.
  14. ^ Ughelli, IV, pp. 867-869.
  15. ^ Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 59.
  16. ^ Kehr, p. 246. August Potthast (1874). Regesta pontificum romanorum inde ab a. post Christum natum MCXCVIII ad a. MCCCIV (in Latin). Vol. I. Berlin: Rudolph de Decker. pp. 84–85. 
  17. ^ Ughelli, p. 942. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico I, pp. 35, 64.
  18. ^ A. Zuccagni-Orlandini, ed. (1839). Continuazione delle Corografia fisica, storica et statistica degli Stati Sardi Italiani di Terraferma (in Italian). Volume terzo. Firenze: Pr. Gli Editori. pp. 156–157. 
  19. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page[self-published source]
  20. ^ Bonnard, p. 275.
  21. ^ Pietro Aldo: Ughelli, IV, pp. 955-957. Savio, pp. 158-162.
  22. ^ Attone is known only through a document of his successor Sigefred, which refers to Atto as the 'second Bishop of Bobbio' (secundus Bobiensis presul) Savio, p. 162. Schwartz, p. 103 no. 2.
  23. ^ Sigefredus: Ughelli, p. Savio, p. 162. Schwartz, pp. 103-104 no. 3.
  24. ^ Luizo (Luvizo) took part in the Council of Pavia on 25 October 1046. Savio, p. 162. Schwartz, p. 104.
  25. ^ In 1059 Bishop Opizo was present at the Roman synod. In 1065 he made a donation to the monstery of Bobbio. Schwartz, p. 104.
  26. ^ On 25 June 1080, Bishop Guarnerius was present at the anti-Gregorian Council of Brixen (Bressanone). Savio, p. 163. Schwartz, p. 104
  27. ^ Albertus made a donation as Bishop-elect to the cloister of Bobbio in 1098. Another document mentions his predecessor Vuarnerius. Schwartz, p. 104.
  28. ^ Odo is known only from a deed of grant signed on 7 May 1118, as Episcopus et Comes. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 56. Schwartz, p. 104.
  29. ^ Bishop Simone is called abas et episcopus monosterio Sancti Columbani. P. Guglielmotti, in: Eleonora Destefanis e Paola Guglielmotti (ed.), La diocesi di Bobbio (Firenze 2015), p. 231.
  30. ^ Bishop Oberto is known from only one document, a deposition of a monk of S. Colombano against the bishop. Savio, pp. 167-169.
  31. ^ Bishop Oberto Malvicino was a nephew of Bishop Simone Malvicino, and like his uncle was Abbot of S. Colombano di Bobbio. Savio, pp. 169-171 (who conjectures that he died c. 1176). Bonnard, p. 282.
  32. ^ Gandolfo: Savio, p. 171.
  33. ^ Bishop Alberto was transferred to the diocese of Vercelli on 20 April 1185. Savio, p. 171. G. Buzzi, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. III (Roma 1918), pp. 151, 169.
  34. ^ Ottone was transferred to the diocese of Genoa on 18 November 1203. Savio, pp. 171-172. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 58. G. Buzzi, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. III (Roma 1918), p. 151-152.
  35. ^ Oberto was a native of Piacenza, and was a Canon Regular S. Crucis de Mortario. He had been Archdeacon of Piacenza by 1192. He is recorded as living in a palatium in the monastery of S. Colombano. Savio, pp. 172-173. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, pp. 58-59.
  36. ^ Though elected in 1233, Alberto was slow in taking episcopal consecration. On 15 July 1251 Pope Innocent IV wrote a letter to the Electo Bobien. et Abati de Mezano, and on 2 November 1257 he is still being called electus. The See appears to have been vacant in February 1272, as was the papal throne, since November 1268; bulls of confirmation could not be issued. Savio, p. 173. Gams, p. 813 column 2, makes his episcopacy last until 1273. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, pp. 60-61.
  37. ^ Johannes had been Provost of the Augustinian monastery of S. Euphemia (Piacenza). He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio by Pope Gregory X on 18 January 1274. In 1293 he excused himself from attendance at the provincial council in Genoa due to age and infirmity. Savio, pp. 173-174. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, pp. 61-62.
  38. ^ Petrus de Bubiano was a native of Piacenza. He is attested in a document of 14 September 1318. Savio, p. 174. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, pp. 62-63.
  39. ^ Giordano, also from Piacenza, was appointed Bishop of Bobbio on 24 October 1326, after the Chapter had elected another candidate, Henricus Duranti, Provost of S. Brigid in Piacenza; Henry was rejected by Pope John XXII. Ughelli, p. 941. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, p. 63, states that his bull of election was dated 6 October 1327. A document of his is found as late as 20 February 1337.
  40. ^ Albertus Calvi (Eubel, I, p. 139) is called Calvus Calvi by Gams, p. 813, column 2, following Ughelli, p. 941. Cipolla, p. 63. He is first found in the documents on 28 August 1339, and as late as 5 June 1360.
  41. ^ Bishop Roberto de Lanfranchis was a native of Pisa. He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio by Pope Innocent VI on 6 April 1362. He signed a document on 26 July 1394. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, pp. 63-64.
  42. ^ Oberto was a native of Piacenza, and had been Provost of the Cathedral Chapter of Piacenza. He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio by Pope Boniface IX (Roman Obedience) on 10 January 1396. He died in 1404. Eubel, I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p.
  43. ^ Fr. Alessio was appointed bishop of Bobbio by Pope Innocent VII (Roman Obedience) on 26 September 1405. Siregno was appointed Bishop of Gap by Pope Alexander V on 20 August 1409, and he was named Bishop of Piacenza by John XXIII on 27 August 1411. He died in 1447. Ughelli, IV, p. 942. Eubel, I, pp. 139, 401, 514. "Bishop Alessio di Siregno, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016.[self-published source]
  44. ^ Lanzarotus was named by Pope Alexander V on 20 August 1409. Eubel I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 64.
  45. ^ Pagani was appointed by Pope Martin V on 21 August 1419. He had previously been a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter of Tortona. He is attested on 17 October 1444. Eubel I, p. 139. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 64.
  46. ^ A native of Tortona, Martianus (he always signs Marcianus) was appointed on 6 September 1447 by Pope Nicholas V. He died in 1463. Ughelli-Colet, p. 942. Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, pp. 64-65.
  47. ^ The See of Bobbio was vacant on 1 October 1458, and a Vicar Capitular, Columbus de Balbis, the Provost of the Cathedral Chapter, was in office. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 65.
  48. ^ Antonio, a native of Parma and a Doctor in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law), Canon and Archpriest of the Chapter of Parma, had served as a Vicar General of the diocese of Parma. He was elected to succeed Bishop Marliano Baccarini, but he died before he could be consecrated. He calls himself episcopus electus in his Last Will and Testament, written on 16 July 1463. Colet, in Ughelli, pp. 942-943.
  49. ^ Facinus Stephanus de Ghilinis was appointed before 8 August 1465. Eubel records a payment by him to the Apostolic Camera (papal treasury) on 31 October 1465. He died in 1472. Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 65.
  50. ^ A native of Piacenza, Giovanni was a Doctor of Canon Law and had been Archdeacon of Piacenza. He made a payment to the Apostolic Camera as bishop on 20 April 1472, and died on 15 September 1482 (Cipolla cites a document listing him as dead on 25 August 1482). Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, pp. 65-66.
  51. ^ Trotti, Count of Trebia, was a native of Alessandria, and had been Archdeacon of Alessandria. He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio by Pope Sixtus IV on 7 October 1482. He died in 1494. Ughelli, p. 924. Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 66.
  52. ^ Fr. Bernardino, a Tuscan from Montepulciano, was appointed by Pope Alexander VI on 25 May 1495. He died in 1500. Ughelli, p. 924. Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 66.
  53. ^ A native of Piacenza, Bagaroti had been a Canon and Archdeacon of Piacenza. He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio on 8 April 1500, and served for twenty years. He died in 1519, according to the inscription on his tomb. Ughelli, p. 947. Eubel, II, p. 108. Cipolla, Codice diplomatico del monastero di S. Colombano di Bobbio Vol. I, p. 66.
  54. ^ Cardinal Trivulzio was appointed Administrator on 26 September 1522. He was never consecrated a bishop, and therefore could only serve as Administrator. He resigned in May 1524, in favor of his relative Ambrogio Trivulzio. Ughelli, pp. 947-948. Eubel, III, p. 136.
  55. ^ Ambrogio Trivulzio was the son of Duke Giovanni Giacomo Trivulzio. He succeeded his cousin Cardinal Trivulzio on 27 May 1524. Ughelli, p. 948. Eubel, III, p. 136.
  56. ^ Merli was a native of Coreggio, and a familiaris of Cardinal Agostino Trivulzio. In Rome he was Archpriest of the church of S. Lorenzo in Lucina and a Canon of the Liberian Basilica (S. Maria Maggiore). He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio through the influence of Cardinal Trivulzio, who still held the right of return after he had resigned in favor of his cousin. Merli's appointment was approved in Consistory on 15 November 1546 by Pope Paul III. On 20 January 1547 he was granted the privilege of taking possession of the diocese, even though his letters (bulls of appointment and institution) had not been issued. In February 1556 he was in Rome. When a fellow native of Coreggio, Girolamo da Corregio, was made a cardinal in February 1561, Merli became a member of his court and in 1560 resigned his bishopric (His successor was appointed on 29 November 1560). He died in Rome in 1563. Ughelli, p. 948. Bartolomeo Rossetti, Bobbio III, pp. 39-40. Cappelletti, p. 658. Eubel, III, p. 136 with note 5.
  57. ^ Donati had been a cleric of the diocese of Bobbio. He was appointed bishop on 29 November 1560, and died in 1561. Cappelletti, p. 658. Eubel, III, p. 136.
  58. ^ A native of Milan and son of the President of the Senate of Milan, Girolamo Castiglione, Francesco Castiglioni, born in 1523, was appointed bishop in Consistory on 9 January 1562 by Pope Pius IV. He was named a cardinal on 12 March 1565. He died in Rome on 14 November 1568 at the age of 45, and was buried in the church of S. Maria del Popolo. Lorenzo Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa Tomo quinto (Roma: Pagliarini, 1793), pp. 83-84. Cappelletti, p. 658. Eubel, III, p. 136.
  59. ^ Camuzzi was born at Lugano and was a cleric of Como. Pope Pius V named him Bishop of Bobbio on 19 November (Ughelli says December) 1568. He held a diocesan synod on 7 March 1574. In 1595 the Swiss residents of the diocese of Como requested his transfer to the diocese of Como, but the request was refused by Pope Clement VIII. Ughelli says he died in Rome in 1602, having left the diocese in disarray and the episcopal palace in ruins. Ughelli, p. 949. Cappelletti, p. 658. F. Gasparolo, in: Rivista di storia, arte, archeologia per la provincia di Alessandria (in Italian). Volume III. 1894. pp. 179–180.  Eubel, III, p. 136.
  60. ^ Aulario was a patrician of Alessandria, and had been Archpriest of the Collegiate Church of S. Giovanni Battista di Monza. On the appointment of Pope Pius V he served as a Referendary of the Two Signatures (Justice and Mercy) in the Papal Court. He was named Bishop of Bobbio on 26 August 1602 by Pope Clement VIII. While he was serving as Apostolic Delegate to the Diocese of Pavia by appointment of Pope Paul V he died suddenly of a fever, on 11 January 1607. Ughelli, p. 949. Cappelletti, pp. 658-659. F. Gasparolo, in: Rivista di storia, arte, archeologia per la provincia di Alessandria (in Italian). Volume III. 1894. pp. 179–180.  Eubel, III, p. 136.
  61. ^ Bellini was born in the village of Gorolfo in the diocese of Novara. He held a degree in philosophy and was Doctor in utroque iure (Civil and Canon Law). He worked as a lawyer in Milan. He was a priest of the diocese of Milan, and was appointed by Archbishop Carlo Borommeo a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter, and then Chancellor of the diocese. He served as Auditor and Datary of Cardinal Charles III de Lorraine-Vaudemont, papal Nuncio in France. He returned to Rome and became a member of the Court of Cardinal Camillo Borghese, who was elected Pope Paul V in 1605. He was named Bishop of Bobbio on 12 February 1607 by Pope Paul V. He celebrated a diocesan synod on 24 October 1609. He presented twenty-nine codices from the library of Bobbio to the Vatican Library. He died in 1618. Ughelli, p. 949. Cappelletti, p. 659. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 117.
  62. ^ Abbiati was a native of Milan. He studied philosophy, theology, and Canon Law at Pavia, and became a priest of the Canons Regular of the Lateran. He made a reputation as a traveling preacher He became Abbot of S. Maria Albae Casarotti near Milan. He was named Bishop of Bobbio on 3 December 1618 by Pope Paul V. He restored the episcopal palace. He died on 5 August 1650. Ughelli, p. 949. Cappelletti, p. 659. Gauchat, Hierarchia catholica IV, p. 117.
  63. ^ "Bishop Francesco Maria Abbiati, C.R.L." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016.[self-published source]
  64. ^ Porro, a native of Milan, was named Bishop of Bobbio on 5 December 1650 by Pope Innocent X. He founded the seminary. He died in September 1660. Ughelli, p. 950. Bertacchi, p. 244. Gauchat, IV, p. 117 with note 5.
  65. ^ A Milanese, Capra was a Referendary of the Two Signatures, and was Archpriest of the Cathedral of Milan. He was appointed bishop of Bobbio on 8 August 1661, and held synods in 1674 and in 1684. He died in Milan in 1693. Ughelli, p. 950. Gauchat, IV, p. 117 with note 6.
  66. ^ Born in Mondovì in 1645, Morozzi was named a theologian of the Duke of Savoy in 1680. He was subsequently Prior of the Carthusian Order, then Provincial of the Province of Piedmont and Savoy, and finally Abbot General of the entire Order. He was appointed in Consistory by Pope Innocent XII on 22 December 1693, and consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Galeazzo Marescotti on 27 December. He was transferred to the diocese of Saluzzo on 27 January 1698. He died in 1729. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 120 with note 3.
  67. ^ Croce was a native of Milan. As a Benedictine, he lectured in theology in various houses of his Order, and was Abbot in various monasteries, the last of which was Bobbio. He was named Bishop of Bobbio by Pope Innocent XII in the Consistory of 15 September 1698, and was consecrated a bishop in Rome by Cardinal Pietro Petrucci on 21 September. He died on 20 April 1713. Cappelletti, XIII, p. 660. Ritzler-Sefrin, Hierarchia catholica V, p. 120 with note 4.
  68. ^ Gallarini: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 120 with note 5.
  69. ^ Manara: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 120 with note 6.
  70. ^ Cornaccioli: Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 120 with note 7.
  71. ^ Andujar: Appointed, Bishop of Tortona on 11 March 1743. Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 125 with note 2.
  72. ^ Campi: Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 125 with note 3.
  73. ^ Lancellotti-Birago: Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 125 with note 4.
  74. ^ A member of the family of the Counts of Cossombrato, Bonesio was born in Turin in 1705. In 1740 he became private secretary of the General of the Capuchin Order, and in 1746 he was elected Provincial of the Capuchin province of Piedmont. In 1747 he was elected Procurator General of his order at the Papal Curia, where Pope Benedict XIV made him an examiner of bishops, and a Consultor to the Congregation of Indulgences and Relics. He was nominated bishop of Bobbio by King Charles Emanuel III, and approved by Pope Clement XIII on 27 January 1766. He died on 28 July 1780. Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 125 with note 5. Am. Teetaeri, in: Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, Vol. IX (Paris: Letouzey, 1937), pp. 842-843. {{it}
  75. ^ Fabi: Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 125 with note 6.
  76. ^ Volpi was born in Genoa in 1749. He was appointed Bishop of Bobbio on 25 May 1818 by Pope Pius VII, and consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Alessandro Mattei on 31 May. Cappelletti, XIII, p. 661. He died on 23 September 1830. Ritzler-Sefrin, VII, p. 113.
  77. ^ Antonio Pellicani (1876). Compendio della vita di monsignor Antonio Gianelli, vescovo di Bobbio (in Italian). Parma: Tipografia Fiaccadori.  Salvatore Garofalo (2011). Un grande vescovo per una piccola diocesi. Sant'Antonio Maria Gianelli (in Italian). Cinisello Balsamo (Milano): San Paolo. ISBN 978-88-215-7064-3. 
  78. ^ Porrati was born at Castellazzo Bormida (diocese of Alessandria) in 1825, and served as a priest of that diocese. He held a doctorate in theology, and taught theology at the diocesan seminary, where eventually he became Rector. He was preconised by Pope Leo XIII on 20 August 1880, and consecrated in Rome by Cardinal Luigi Bilio on 29 August. He became Canon Penitentiary of the Cathedral Chapter of Alessandria. He died on 24 February 1902. Il Monitore ecclesiastico (in Italian). Volume II. Maratea. 1879. p. 111.  Ritzler-Sefrin, VIII, p. 151.
  79. ^ Marelli was born in Milan in 1858. He was named Bishop of Bobbio on 16 December 1907 by Pope Pius X. He was transferred to the diocese of Bergamo on 15 December 1914. He was a friend and correspondent of Angelo Roncalli (John XXIII). La Diocesi di Milano, guida ufficiale del clero per l'anno 1930 (in Italian). Milano: Tip. pont. e arc. S. Giuseppe. 1930. p. 373. 

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External links

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Abbey and Diocese of Bobbio". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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