Thuburnica (see)

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Thuburnica is a former Roman city and bishopric, presently a Catholic titular see.

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The Ancient city of Thuburnica (which some hold to be identical with neighboring Bulla Regia, which is another titular see), in the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis, was important enough to become a bishopric, suffragan of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Carthage.

Thuburnica

Thuburnica was an ancient Roman-Berber city in the Maghreb. It was located in the present-day El Kalâa, near Chemtou in western Tunisia. It may have been the ancient town of Bulla Regia.

Bulla Regia archaeological site in Tunisia

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Roman province Major Roman administrative territorial entity outside of Italy

In Ancient Rome, a province was the basic and, until the tetrarchy, the largest territorial and administrative unit of the empire's territorial possessions outside Italy. The word province in Modern English has its origins in the Latin term used by the Romans.

Ancient Bishopric

Very Little is known of the ancient Bishopric. Only one Bishop is known, Aeneaus a catholic Bishop at the Council of Carthage 411.

A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

Titular see

In 1933, the Ancient diocese was nominally restored as a Latin Catholic titular see.

A titular see in various churches is an episcopal see of a former diocese that no longer functions, sometimes called a "dead diocese".

It has had the following incumbents, of the lowest (episcopal) rank, with a single archiepiscopal exception :

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