Richard of Andria
Richard was Bishop of Andria, Italy. He was appointed to the see of Andria by fellow Englishman Pope Adrian IV. In 1179, Richard was one of the Bishops present at the Eleventh Ecumenical Council (Third Lateran, 1179) held by Pope Alexander III. He remained in his office until his death, a period of well over 40 years.
Saint Richard of Andria
|Bishop of Andria|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Patronage||Andria, Italy Roman Catholic Diocese of Andria|
In 1438, under the rule of Duke Francesco II Del Balzo, a woman putatively rediscovered his remains under the main altar of the Cathedral where it was claimed they had been hidden during the Hungarian invasions. Under the patronage of Federico, he was able to obtain Richard's canonization by Pope Eugene IV.
- St. Richard of Andria Catholic Online
- Saint Richard of Andria Patron Saint Index
- Storia della citta di Andria dalla sua origine sino al corrente anno 1841, by Riccardo D'Urso, page 102-104.
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