Bishops 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.


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

, 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 Saint Gerlando.

Other bishops are:


  1. Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. Catholic Encyclopedia article

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