Diocese of Cagli e Pergola

Diocese Of Cagli E Pergola

Diocese of Cagli e Pergola

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The diocese of Cagli e Pergola was a Roman Catholic ecclesiatical territory in the Marche, central Italy, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, abolished in 1986, when was united into the diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Urbino.

The historical diocese of Cagli was renamed in 1819. Pergola, which had been in the diocese of Urbino, was raised to the rank of an episcopal city and united to the See of Cagli.


The first known bishop of Cagli was Gratianus who, in 359, assisted at the Council of Rimini; in 500 Viticanus was present at the council of Rome, held on account of Pope Symmachus. In 751 Anastasius attended the council of Rome held against the Iconoclasts.

In 1045 Bishop Luitulphus resigned his see and devoted himself entirely to works of piety. St. Ranieri, a Benedictine, governed Cagli from 1156 to 1175, and was then transferred to Split (Dalmatia), where he was killed by some Slavs (1180) for having claimed for the church lands occupied unjustly by them.

Bishop Egidio (1243–59) had many controversies with the municipality of Gubbio. Under his successor the Ghibellines revolted against the papal power. After the death of Bishop Jacopo (1276), the Ghibelline canons wished to elect a noble, Berardo Berardi, while the Guelphs elected Rinaldo Sicardi, Abbot of San Pietro di Massa. As a result the see remained vacant for some years. Finally Berardo was made bishop of Osimo, and Sicardi died,...
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