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Ofena Ofena is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park".


A letter of Pope Simplicius dated 19 November 475 speaks of a Bishop Gaudentius of Aufinium, the Latin name by which the town was known, against whom three neighbouring bishops had laid complaints.[1][2][3]

No longer a residential bishopric, Aufinium is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[4]


  1. ^ Luigi Mezzadri, Maurizio Tagliaferri, Elio Guerriero, Le diocesi d'Italia, San Paolo, 2008, vol. III, p. 842
  2. ^ Valerio Neri, I marginali nell'Occidente tardoantico, Edipuglia 1998, pp. 106–107
  3. ^ Francesco Lanzoni, Le origini delle diocesi antiche d'Italia, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1923, pp. 238 e 245
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 944

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