Roman Catholic Diocese of Palencia

The Diocese of Palencia (Latin: Dioecesis Palentinus ) of the Roman Catholic church located in Palencia belongs with the dioceses Bilbao, Osma - Soria and Vitoria to church province of Burgos. It was founded in the 3rd century.


The territory of the diocese coincides with that of the province of Palencia and is part of the autonomous community of Castile and León (Spain). Its seat is located in the province of Palencia, the capital.


The diocese was founded in the 3rd century and had its most influential period during the Visigothic monarchy with their bishops Toribio, Murillo, Conancio, Ascarico and Concordio y Basualdo, which signed the acts of eleven Councils of Toledo in the years 589-693.

After the province was more than three centuries under the rule of the Muslims, the diocese in 1034 by King Sancho III was. Bermudo III of Navarre and. recovered from León. It kept alive to this day.

The origins of Palentinischen seat

The palentinische seat is mentioned in the third Council of Toledo ( 527), in the 5th year of the reign of Amalric. In particular, two letters refer to the seat The first of them is a letter of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toledo Montano "to the beloved brothers and sons of men palentinischen area", where " eternal welfare in the Lord God " is desired, a letter, which on the fear of the consequences of Priscillianism points and to the exchange of St. Toribio, Bishop of the Diocese of Astorga reminded of Pope Leo the Great had informed through various documents and books about this heresy. The second letter indicates that the palentinische seat was 527 vacant and temporarily led by a college of presbyters was, of which all or some belonged to the clergy of the cathedral.

The first bishops

Toribio - first known Bishop of Palencia His signature appears on the 2nd Council of Toledo ( 527, in the fifth year of the reign of Amalric ). Also it is mentioned in two letters. One is the above-mentioned bishop of Toledo, Montano, where on the books of the most blessed and pious man and Bishop Toribio is noted that Pope Leo of Rome were sent and in which he the dirty heresy ( the Priscillianism ) said. And another letter under quite different in sign from the same Montano, " in the excellent and great Christian, Lord, son Toribio ," said his involvement in shops, on the irregularities in the consecration of the chrism, at the invitation of bishops of other nations for the inauguration palentinischer basilicas chalked and he is reminded of some dubious episcopal privilege with respect to the appointment of bishops. Toribio is threatened to be denounced before the king Amalric, who is a professed Arian, and before the secular court because of the introduction of foreigners in the kingdom.

Murillo - second known bishop of Palencia His signature can be found in the historic third Council of Toledo ( 589 ), where the conversion of the Arian bishops and Rekkareds occurred, under which he was.

Conancio - third known Bishop of Palencia His signature appears in four councils that took place 610-638:

  • In the Synod of Gundemar (610, 1st year of reign Gundemars )
  • In the 4th Council of Toledo ( 633, 3rd year of reign Sisenands )
  • In the 5th Council of Toledo ( 636, 1st year of reign Chintilas )
  • In the sixth Council of Toledo ( 638, 2nd year of reign Chintilas )

Ascario - fourth known Bishop of Palencia ( 639-673? ) He signs the 8th Council of Toledo ( 653, 5th year of reign Rekkeswinths ). His name no longer appears until the year 672 We know nothing about the years in between. No bishop took the diocese of Palencia in the councils, the 7th to the 18th year of reign took place Rekkeswinds. Between these years were two national councils: the 9th Council of Toledo ( 655) and the 10th Council of Toledo ( 656). Although a time of palentinische seat might be vacant, the local tradition Ascario 672 to the side of Wamba and assumes that Ascario was at this time bishop. But this hypothesis is not without problems, because it raises the question of why he was absent from Toledo and its councils to us. It is possible that Ascario had fallen out of favor before Rekkewind or that some other, very special circumstance prevented him to participate in the councils.

Concordio - fifth known Bishop of Palencia He appears in five councils, resulting in his taking the bishopric of the years 675-688 can be set:

  • In the 11th Council of Toledo (675, 4th year of reign Wambas )
  • In the 12th Council of Toledo ( 681, 1st year of reign Erwigs )
  • In the 13th Council of Toledo ( 683, 4th year of reign Erwigs )
  • In the 14th Council of Toledo ( 684, 5th year of reign Erwigs ), represented by its deacon Gravidio, the only one of palentinischen deacons, of whom we have note.
  • In the 15th Council of Toledo ( 688, 1st year of reign Egicas )

Basualdo - sixth known Bishop of Palencia He appears in the 16th Council of Toledo ( 693, 6th year of reign Egicas ).

Curia and committees

  • Curia and organization of the diocese diocese of administration
  • Deaneries
  • Secretary General
  • Vicar General
  • Offices of the diocese
  • Pastoral Vicar
  • Right places
  • Consultative bodies of the Bishop Diocesan Commission for Cultural Heritage
  • Diocesan Council of the Laity
  • Diocesan Council for Economic Affairs
  • Priests
  • Council of Religious
  • Council Chamber
  • Government

Religious Communities in Palencia

  • Small Seminar San Agustín of Palencia
  • Palencia
  • Former small seminar in San Zoilo BIC Monastery 06/03/1931
  • Carrión de los Condes
  • And boarding school of the Sacred Heart
  • Venta de Baños
  • Marist
  • Maristenseminar
  • Palencia
  • Venta de Baños
  • Kindergarten in the house of Nazareth Sisters
  • Palencia
  • School of La Salle
  • Palencia
  • School
  • Palencia
  • School
  • Palencia
  • Former school, currently in name only
  • Venta de Baños
  • Monastery of San Isidro de Dueñas B.I.C. 06/06/1991
  • Dueñas
  • Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Alconada
  • Convent of San Andrés de Arroyo B.I.C. 06/03/1931
  • Ampudia de Campos
  • San Andrés de Arroyo