Canale Monterano

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Canale Monterano
Comune
Comune di Canale Monterano
Roman aqueduct in Monterano.
Roman aqueduct in Monterano.
Coat of arms of Canale Monterano
Coat of arms
Canale Monterano is located in Italy
Canale Monterano
Canale Monterano
Location of Canale Monterano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°8′N 12°6′E / 42.133°N 12.100°E / 42.133; 12.100
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Frazioni La Piana, Montevirginio
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Stefani
Area
 • Total 36.9 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
Elevation 378 m (1,240 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,246
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Canalesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00060
Dialing code 06
Patron saint St. Bartholomew
Saint day August 24

Canale Monterano is a comune (municipality), former bishopric and Latin titular see in the Metropolitan City of Rome, in the central Italian region of Lazio (Ancient Latium).

Canale Monterano, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Rome, borders the following municipalities : Blera, Manziana, Oriolo Romano, Tolfa and Vejano.

Main sights[edit]

  • Giardini Botanici di Stigliano
  • Ruins of the former village of Monterano (seat of a bishopric, see below) which was set on fire, together with its population, by the French army at the end of the 18th century
  • Remains of Roman aqueduct

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

The nearby Diocese of Forum Clodii, established circa 300 in Ancient Forum Clodii, was renamed circa 600 as Diocese of Monterano in Curiate Italian (but still Forum Clodii alongside Middle Latin Manturanum).

In 900 it was suppressed, its canonical territory being merged into the Diocese of Sutri.

Residential Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Bishops of Forum Clodii
  • Saint Bishop Alessandro (200? – ?)
  • Domiziano (313? – ?)
  • Asterio (465? – ?)
  • Gaudenzio (487? – ?)
  • Colonio (599? – ?)
Bishops of Monterano
  • Reparato (649? – ?)
  • Esilarato (680? – ?)
  • Opportuno (721? – ?)

Titular see[edit]

In 1966 the diocese was nominally restored as Titular bishopric of Monterano (in Italian) or Forum Clodii in Latin.

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting episcopal (lowest) rank, with an archiepiscopal exception :

  • Titular Bishop: Emilio Baroncelli (1968.02.15 – death 1972.12.06) as emeritate, previously Bishop of Veroli (Italy) (1943.01.25 – 1955.08.12), Bishop of Recanati (Italy) (1955.08.12 – 1968.02.15)
  • Titular Archbishop: Giovanni Canestri (1975.02.08 – 1984.03.22) as Vicegerent for the Vicariate of Roma (Rome, Italy) (1975.02.08 – 1984.03.22), Metropolitan Archbishop of Cagliari (insular Italy) (1984.03.22 – 1987.07.06), Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova–Bobbio (Italy) (1987.07.06 – 1989.06.16), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle (1988.06.28 – 2015.04.29), Metropolitan Archbishop of Genova (Italy) (1989.06.16 – 1995.04.20); previously Titular Bishop of Tenedus (1961.07.08 – 1971.01.07) as Auxiliary Bishop of the above Vicariate of Rome (1961.07.08 – 1971.01.07), Bishop of Tortona (Italy) (1971.01.07 – 1975.02.08)
  • Titular Bishop: Angelo Gelmi Bertocchi (1985.04.04 – death 2016.06.17), as Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1985.04.04 – 2013.05.31) and on emeritate
  • Titular Bishop: Javier Salinas Viñals (2016.09.08 – ...), as Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (southern Spain); previously Bishop of Ibiza (Balearic Spain) (1992.05.26 – 1997.09.05), Bishop of Tortosa (Spain) (1997.09.05 – 2012.11.16) and Apostolic Administrator of Lleida (Spain) (2007.03.08 – 2008.07.16), Bishop of Mallorca (Balearic Spain) (2012.11.16 – 2016.09.08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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