Astorga (ASTURIGA AUGUSTA), Diocese of, suffragan of Valladolid in Spain, dates, it is said, from the third century. It was the principal church of the Asturias in 344, after a long eclipse was again an episcopal see in 747, and exhibits since 841 a regular succession of bishops. It was at different times a suffragan of Braga and of Santiago. It includes the whole province of Leon, and counts 300,115 Catholics, 990 parishes, and as many parish churches, 431 chapels, and 1,183 priests.
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