Bovino Cathedral (Basilica Concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Bovino, region of Apulia, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Formerly the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Bovino, it has been since 1986 a co-cathedral in the Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino.
The site is an ancient one, but the cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake in 1930 and the present building is a 20th-century reconstruction, re-consecrated in 1936. The cathedral was granted the status of a minor basilica in 1970.References:
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, although some claim that privilege belongs to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. A Christian house-church was founded here about 220 by Pope Saint Callixtus I (217-222) on the site of the Taberna meritoria, a refuge for retired soldiers. The area was made available for Christian use by Emperor Alexander Severus when he settled a dispute between the Christians and tavern-keepers.
The church underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries and in 1140-43 it was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II.