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The Diocese of Aversa is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Campania, southern Italy, created in 1053. It is suffragan of the Archdiocese of Naples.
The city of Aversa arose in the 11th century, near the destroyed Atella. The Norman Duke Robert Guiscard built a fortification which in time became an urban centre. Duke Robert, becoming a vassal of the pope and supporting him in his struggle with the Holy Roman Emperor, obtained permission from Pope Leo IX to have the Bishopric of Atella transferred to Aversa.


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