Diocese of Constantine
Map of the Diocese of Constantine
|Area||110,522 km2 (42,673 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)|
|Established||July 25, 1866|
|Cathedral||Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs, Constantine|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine (Latin : Dioecesis Constantinianus, French : Diocèse de Constantine) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.
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July 25, 1866: Established as Diocese of Constantine from the Diocese of Algiers.
Diocese of Hippo (since 1867.09.23)
The seat of the bishop is Cathedral the Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs in Constantine. There is a Minor Basilica at the Basilique Saint Augustin in Annaba (Hippo).
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|Wikisource has the text of a 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article about Diocese of Constantine .|
|Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Constantine (Cirta) .|
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