Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia


Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia

Archidioecesis Sancti Angeli de Lombardis-Compsana-Nuscana-Bisaciensis
Cattedrale (Conza della Campania).jpg
Ecclesiastical provinceBenevento
Area1,290 km2 (500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
83,000 (99.4%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established8th Century
CathedralCattedrale di S. Michele Arcangelo (Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi)
Co-cathedralConcattedrale della Natività della Vergine Maria (Bisaccia)
Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta (Conza di Campania)
Concattedrale di S. Stefano (Nusco)
Current leadership
ArchbishopPasquale Cascio
Cathedral in Nusco

The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Angeli de Lombardis-Compsana-Nuscana-Bisaciensis), in Campania, has existed since 1986. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Benevento.[1][2]

Organizational changes

The archdiocese of Conza existed from the eighth century to 1986, latterly as the archdiocese of Conza-Campagna (from 1818 to 1921) and the archdiocese of Conza-Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia (from 1921 to 1986). After 1986 it became part of the archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia. The current archdiocese therefore has incorporated, with Conza, the diocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia and the diocese of Nusco.


Conza, a city of the province of Avellino, Southern Italy, was twice destroyed by earthquakes (980, 1694), and was at one time nearly abandoned. The first known Bishop of Conza is Pelagius, who was present at the Roman synod of 743 held under Pope Zachary.

The see was raised to the rank of an archbishopric under Pope Alexander II or Pope Gregory VII (i.e. between 1061 and 1085), having previously been a suffragan of the archdiocese of Salerno. Among the bishops was the Blessed Erberto (1169). The bishops resided either in their feudal stronghold of Santomenna, at Campagna, or at Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, the later episcopal residence.

The diocese of Campagna was erected by Clement VII, 19 June 1525; the see was vacant from 1793 to 1818, when it was placed under Conza. It became independent of Conza in 1921, and was united to the archdiocese of Salerno-Conza-Acerno in 1986.[3]


Diocese of Conza

Erected: 8th Century
Latin Name: Compsana

Archdiocese of Conza

Elevated: 11th Century
Latin Name: Compsana

Archdiocese of Conza e Campagna

United: 27 June 1818 with the Diocese of Satriano e Campagna
Latin Name: Compsana et Campaniensis

  • Michelangelo Lupoli (25 May 1818 Confirmed – 30 Sep 1831 Confirmed, Archbishop of Salerno-Acerno)
  • Gennaro Pellini (2 Jul 1832 Confirmed – 6 Oct 1835 Died)
  • Leone Ciampa, O.F.M. Disc. (1 Feb 1836 Confirmed – 22 Dec 1848 Confirmed, Archbishop of Sorrento)
  • Giuseppe Pappalardo (22 Dec 1848 Confirmed – 19 Dec 1849 Resigned)
  • Gregorio De Luca (20 May 1850 Confirmed – 15 Aug 1878 Died)
  • Salvatore Nappi (28 Feb 1879 – 18 Oct 1896 Resigned)
  • Antonio Maria Buglione (18 Oct 1896 Succeeded – 20 Feb 1904 Died)
  • Nicola Piccirilli (14 Nov 1904 – 25 Apr 1918 Appointed, Archbishop of Lanciano e Ortona)
  • Carmine Cesarano, C.SS.R. (30 Sep 1918 – 30 Sep 1921 Appointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Campagna)

Archdiocese of Conza-Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia

United: 30 September 1921 with the Diocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi e Bisaccia
Territory Lost: 30 September 1921 to form the Diocese of Campagna
Latin Name: Compsana-Sancti Angeli de Lombardis-Bisaciensis
Metropolitan See

Archdiocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia

United: 30 September 1986 with the Diocese of Nusco
Latin Name: Sancti Angeli de Lombardis-Compsana-Nuscana-Bisaciensis


  • Cappelletti, Le chiese d'Italia (Venice, 1844), XX, 531


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  4. ^ "Archbishop Scipione Gesualdo" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Archbishop Curzio Cocci" David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 24, 2016
  6. ^ "Archbishop Ercole Rangoni" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 11, 2016

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Coordinates: 40°56′00″N 15°11′00″E / 40.9333°N 15.1833°E / 40.9333; 15.1833