Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Diocese of Alife

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A diocese made up of twelve communes in the province of Caserta, Archbishopric of Benevento, Italy. The name of a Bishop of Alife appears for the first time among the signatories of the Roman Synod of 499, in the time of Pope Symmachus (Clarus episcopus Ecclesiœ Allifanœ subscripsi -) "Monumenta Germaniæ Historica," auct. Antiquiss., XII, 400. It contains 17 parishes, 60 priests, 23,890 inhabitants.

CAPPELLETTI, Le chiese d'Italia (Venice, 1866), XIX, 89; UGHELLI, Italia Sacra (Venice, 1722), VIII, 206; GAMS, Series episcoporum Ecclesiœ catholicœ (Ratisbon, 1873), 847; D'AVINO, Cenni Storici (Naples, 1820), 8.