Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brindisi-Ostuni

Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Brindisi-Ostuni

The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Brindisi-Ostium (Latin: Archidioecesis Brundusinus-Ostunensis) in Apulia, has carried its present name since 1986. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Lecce.

The historical archdiocese of Brindisi was promoted from a diocese in the tenth century. The territory of the diocese of Ostuni was added to it in 1821. The archdiocese lost its status as metropolitan see in 1980.

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... The Diocese of Brindisi at first embraced the territory comprised within the present diocese of Oria ... In the tenth century, after Brindisi had been destroyed by the Saracens, the bishops took up their abode at Oria, on account of its greater security ...

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