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A city and historical diocese in Italy. The diocese was originally under the immediate jurisdiction of the Holy See and comprised seven towns of the Province of Rome. The Diocese of Acquapendente was under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Orvieto until 1649. That year, in consequence of a conspiracy, Cristoforo Girarda, a Barnabite of Novara, Bishop of Castro, was assassinated. In punishment of this crime, Innocent X ordered Castro to be destroyed, and raised Acquapendente to the dignity of an episcopal city (Bull, 13 September, 1649). Its bishops, however, retain the appellation "post Castrenses." The first incumbent of the new See was the Hieronymite (il gerosolimitano) Pompeo Mignucci of Offida, who had been Archbishop of Ragusa. He took possession 10 January, 1650. The diocese was united with the dioceses of Bagnoregio, Montefiascone and Viterbo e Tuscania to form the Diocese of Viterbo, Acquapendente, Bagnoregio, Montefiascone, Tuscania e San Martino al Monte Cimino ("Diocese of Viterbo") Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Montefiascone, also Mons Faliscus, is a town and titular see of the province of Viterbo, Italy, built on a hill (2,077 ft. ...


Acquapendente was also the birthplace of the anatomist Hieronymus Fabricius. Greek anatome, from ana-temnein, to cut up), is the branch of biology that deals with the structure and organization of living things; thus there is animal anatomy (zootomy) and plant anatomy (phytonomy). ... Hieronymus Fabricius Hieronymus Fabricius is the Latin name by which the Italian anatomist Girolamo Fabrici (1537-1619) is better known. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain Catholic Encyclopedia. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Catholic Encyclopedia (also referred to as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia today) is an English-language encyclopedia published in 1913 by the The Encyclopedia Press, designed to give authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. // History The writing of the encyclopedia began on January 11...


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Acquapendente: Information From Answers.com (345 words)
Acquapendente is a city in the province of Viterbo, in Lazio (Italy).
The Diocese of Acquapendente was under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Orvieto until 1649, after the War of Castro.
Acquapendente was also the birthplace of the anatomist Hieronymus Fabricius.
Acquapendente (193 words)
Acquapendente was under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Orvieto until 1649.
In punishment of this crime, Innocent X ordered Castro to be destroyed, and raised Acquapendente to the dignity of an episcopal city (Bull, 13 September, 1649).
Its bishops, however, retain the appellation "post Castrenses." The first incumbent of the new See was the Hieronymite (il gerosolimitano) Pompeo Mignucci of Offida, who had been Archbishop of Ragusa.
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