Province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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About Voghiera

Voghiera (Ferrarese: Vughièra) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Ferrara in the northeastern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, located approximately 45 kilometers (28 miles) north-east of Bologna and approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles). ) south-east of Ferrara.

As of December 31, 2004, it had a population of 3,924 and an area of 40.5 square kilometers (15.6 square miles).


The municipality of Voghiera contains the hamlets (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Ducentola, Gualdo, Montesanto and Voghenza (former bishopric).

Voghiera borders the following municipalities: Argenta, Ferrara, Masi Torello and Portomaggiore.

Ecclesiastical history

Of these, Voghenza (in Latin, Vicohabentia) was once a residential bishopric, which was believed to have been renamed, due to a change of location, in 950 as diocese of Ferrara (now metropolitan archdiocese of Ferrara - Comacchio).

Holder see

It is now included in the list of titular offices of the Catholic Church.

In 1966 the diocese was nominally restored as the Latin Titular Bishop of Voghenza (Italian Curiate) or Vicohabentia in Latin, adjective Vicohabentin (us).

He had the following historical operators of the right episcopal degree (the lowest), with an archbishopric promotion in this title as an exception:

Angelo Scapecchi (1967.07.11 - 1996.03.20), first as Auxiliary Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1967.07.11 - 1986.09.30), then renewed as Auxiliary Bishop of his successor see Arezzo - Cortona - Sansepolcro (1986.09.30 - retired 25.07.1987); died in 1996

Salvatore Fisichella (Rino) (1998.07.03 - 2008.06.17 see below) as Auxiliary Bishop of the Papal Vicariate of Rome (Rome, Italy) (1998.07.03 - 2008.06.17), also President of the Pontifical Institute of John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family (2002.01.18 - 2006.01), Magnificent Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University (2002.01.18 - 2010.06.30), President of the Pontifical Academy for Life (2008.06.17 - 2010.06.30)

Salvatore Fisichella (Rino) himself, promoted titular Archbishop of Voghenza (see above 17/06/2008 - ...), also President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (2010.06.30 - ...) and President of International Council for Catechesis (2013.01.16 - ...)

Demographic evolution

Source: Wikipedia
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