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(Or CASTELSARDO and TEMPIO)
An Italian diocese in Sardinia, suffragan of Sassari. The Right Rev. Antonio Maria Contini, born 6 Nov., 1839, was appointed Bishop of Ogliastra, 26 Sept., 1882, and transferred to this diocese, 16 Jan., 1893. Ampurias was erected in 1113; Cività, now Tempio, in 304 by St. Simplicius. Cività was united to Ampurias by Julius II in 1506. Later the see was transferred to Terranuova. Gregory XVI suppressed the cathedral there by the Bull "Quamvis aqua", 26 Aug., 1839, and raised the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, in Tempio, to a cathedral, uniting Tempio and Ampurias, so that one bishop should govern both. The see was vacant from 1854 to 1871. Ampurias, or Castelsardo, has 11,200 Catholics 8 parishes, 25 secular priests, 5 seminarists, 34 churches or chapels. Tempio has 26,200 Catholics 17 parishes, 44 secular priests, 6 seminarists, 71 churches or chapels.
BATTANDIER, Ann. pont. cath. (1906); GAMS, Series episc. Ecclesiæ cathol. (Ratisbon, 1873); MARTINI, Storia eccles. della Sardinia (Cagliari, 1839), IV, 349.
APA citation. (1907). Diocese of Ampurias. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01440a.htm
MLA citation. "Diocese of Ampurias." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01440a.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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