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Roman Catholic Diocese of Caiazzo

Summary
The Diocese of Caiazzo is a former Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in the province of Caserta, southern Italy, abolished in 1986, when it was united into the Diocese of Alife-Caiazzo. It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Capua. History According to legend, Christianity was introduced into Caiazzo by St. Priscus, one of the seventy-two disciples of Jesus Christ, first Bishop of Capua. The story is universally rejected. The first known bishop of Caiazzo was said to have been Arigisus, the exact time of whose episcopate is uncertain; however, as the name indicates, it could not have been before the beginning of the seventh century, when the Lombards settled in that region, since his name appears to be Lombard. The first documentary evidence for the Church of Caiazzo comes in a privilege granted by the Archbishop John of Capua to Bishop Urso; Archbishop John was consecrated in 967. Cathedral and Chapter The cathedral of Caiazzo was dedicated to the Virgin M
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