Diocese of Agrigento

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agrigento

The Italian Catholic archdiocese of Agrigento, in Sicily, was elevated to archiepiscopal status in 2000. The historic diocese of Agrigento was also known as the diocese of Grigenti, and diocese of Agrigentum. It used to be a suffragan of the archdiocese of Monreale.

History

Girgenti (the Greek Acragas, Roman Agrigentum) venerates St. Libertinus as its earliest apostle; he is said to have been sent by St. Peter. The earliest bishop of certain date is St. Potamius, a contemporary of Pope Agapetus I (535-36).

St. Gregory I, Bishop of Agrigentum, said to have been martyred in 262, is probably only a double of the homonymous bishop who was a contemporary of Gregory the Great. The list of bishops, interrupted by the Saracen invasion, began again in 1093 with St. Gerlando.

Other bishops are:

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