Diocese in the province of the same name in Apulia (Southern Italy)

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

     Catholic_Encyclopedia Foggia
    Diocese in the province of the same name in Apulia (Southern Italy). The city is in the heart of a rich agricultural centre, in a vast plain between the rivers Cervaro and Celone. It grew up about the church of the Madonna dei Sette Veli, today the cathedral, built in 1072 by Robert Guiscard. Foggia is so named from the swampy character of the territory, foya or fogia signifying "marsh". It later became the capital of the district known as the Capitanata. Frederick II built an imperial fortress there. In 1254 Manfred defeated there Pope Innocent IV, though in the same place, in 1266, he himself submitted to Charles of Anjou, who in 1268 destroyed the city for taking part with the unfortunate Conradino. In 1781 a severe earthquake greatly damaged the city. Foggia formed part of the Diocese of Troia until 1855, when it was made a diocese by Pius IX, comprising territory of the Dioceses of Siponto and Manfredonia. The first bishop was Bernardino M. Frascolla. Situated so near the ancient city of Arpi, which had a bishop, Pardus, as early as 314, the Bishops of Troia may be considered as successors of the Bishops of Arpi. In 1907 Foggia was united aeque principaliter with Troia. It is immediately subject to the Holy See. The cathedral, a remarkable architectural monument, has been often restored and enlarged; it contains the mausoleum of the Princes of Durazzo. Worthy of mention is the church of the Crosses, which is approached through a series of chapels. Foggia has 9 parishes, 81,000 inhabitants, 2 male and 8 female educational institutions, 3 religious houses of men, and 9 of women.
    Transcribed by Gerald M. Knight

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Foggia — Piazza Cavour Administration Pay …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Foggia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para la provincia italiana homónima a esta ciudad, véase Provincia de Foggia. Para el equipo de fútbol de la ciudad, véase U.S. Foggia. Foggia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Foggia — Foggia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foggia —   [ fɔddʒa],    1) Hauptstadt der Provinz Foggia, Region Apulien, Süditalien, 155 900 Einwohner; katholischer Bischofssitz (Bistum Foggia Bovino); Bibliothek, Theater; Handelszentrum in der Ebene von Foggia, dem Tavoliere di Puglia, und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Foggia — es una ciudad de Apulia (Puglia), Italia. La provincia de la que es capital también recibe el nombre de Foggia (FG). Tiene 146.072 habitantes en 507 km². En el siglo XIV estuvo ocupada por la Corona de Aragón * * * ► Prov. del SE de Italia, en la …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • FOGGIA — oppid. lepidum regni Neap. in prov. Capitanata, prope Cerbalum fluv. tributo, la Dogana di Foggia, celebre. Vix 8. mill. ab ora maris Adr. 10. a Manfredonia in Ort …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • foggia — / fɔdʒ:a/ s.f. [der. di foggiare ] (pl. ge ). 1. [maniera in cui una cosa si presenta: la f. particolare di una sedia ] ▶◀ aspetto, conformazione, forma. ▼ Perifr. prep.: a (o in) foggia di ▶◀ a forma di, alla maniera di. 2. [modo di vestire:… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Foggia — (spr. Fodscha), Stadt u. Hauptort der neapolitanischen Provinz Capitanata; Civiltribunal, Criminalhof, Handelsgericht, 4 Kirchen, 8 Klöster, 3 Waisenhäuser, Collegium für adelige Mädchen, Landwirthschaftliches Institut, Ökonomische Gesellfchast,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Foggia [1] — Foggia (spr. foddscha), ital. Provinz in Apulien, auch Capitanata genannt, grenzt an das Adriatische Meer und die Provinzen Bari, Potenza, Avellino, Benevent und Campobasso und umfaßt, in drei Kreise (Bovino, F. und San Severo) geteilt, 6962 qkm… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Foggia [2] — Foggia, Hauptstadt der gleichnamigen ital. Provinz (s. oben), in der apulischen Ebene zwischen den Flüssen Cervaro und Celone gelegen, Knotenpunkt der Eisenbahnlinien Ancona Brindisi, F. Neapel, F. Lucera, F. Manfredonia und F. Potenza, hat eine… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”