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Roman Catholic Diocese of Milos

The Diocese of Milos or Diocese of Melos (Latin: Dioecesis Milensis) was a Roman Catholic diocese located on the volcanic Greek island of Milos in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete. In 1700, it was suppressed.[1][2] In 1800 it was restored as a Titular Episcopal See.[2]


Erected 1207
  • Nikolaus Langen, O.P. (21 Apr 1456 Appointed – )
  • Nicola Bruni (10 Dec 1511 Appointed – 1540 Died)
  • Francesco Rocchi (31 May 1540 Appointed – 1541 Resigned)
  • Gian Pietro Ferretti (4 Feb 1541 Appointed – 1545 Resigned)
  • Gregorio Castagnola, O.P. (6 Nov 1545 Appointed – 1550 Died)
  • Stefano Gattalusio, O.S.B. (13 Mar 1550 Appointed – 1564 Died)
  • Bartolomeo Doria (1 Dec 1564 Appointed – 1583 Resigned)
  • Bernardo Lauro, O.P. (7 Oct 1583 Appointed – 27 Nov 1585 Appointed, Bishop of Santorini)
  • Franciscus Optimates, O.F.M. (23 Jan 1602 Appointed – 1610 Died)
  • Nicolaus Lesdos (Ludosius) (24 Jan 1611 Appointed – 1624 Resigned)
  • Hyacinthus Arnolfini, O.F.M. Obs. (27 Jan 1625 Appointed – 1629 Died)
  • Michael de Bernardis, O.F.M. Ref. (25 Jun 1629 Appointed – 1634 Resigned)
  • Gerolamo de Paduano, O.F.M. (24 Jul 1634 Appointed – 16 Jun 1642 Appointed, Bishop of Santorini)
  • Antonius Serra (14 Jul 1642 Appointed – Oct 1669 Died)[3]
  • Giovanni Antonio de Camillis (7 Oct 1669 Appointed – 14 Nov 1698 Died)
  • Dionysio Modinò (15 Nov 1728 Appointed – 15 Mar 1750 Died)
Suppressed 1700


  1. ^ "Diocese of Milos (Melos)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 16, 2016
  2. ^ a b "Diocese of Milos" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved June 16, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Antonius Serra" David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 21, 2016

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