The Italian Catholic Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve was historically the Diocese of Perugia. It became the Archdiocese of Perugia in 1882, but without suffragans. It acquired suffragan dioceses in 1972. It was united in 1986 with the Diocese of Città della Pieve.
In the martyrologies are found the names of the martyrs Constantius , Florentius, and Felicissimus, who died at Perugia. Under the Emperor Decius one Decentius was bishop, according to the tradition; but the first bishop of whom there is any certain knowledge was St. Herculanus, killed by King Totila in 546; many admit there were two bishops and saints of this name, of whom the first is said to have died either in one of the great persecutions or under Julian the Apostate .
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