Thucca Terebenthina is a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church, in Tunisia.
A titular see in various churches is an episcopal see of a former diocese that no longer functions, sometimes called a "dead diocese".
Tunisia (officially the Republic of Tunisia) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.435 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.
The cathedra of the diocese was in a now lost Roman town located in the Roman province of Byzacena and Africa proconsularis in what is today the Sahel region of Northern Tunisia.The current bishop is Anton Žerdín Bukovec of Peru, who replaced Luis Sáinz Hinojosa.
A cathedra or bishop's throne is the seat of a bishop. It is a symbol of the bishop's teaching authority in the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion churches. Cathedra is the Latin word for a chair with armrests, and it appears in early Christian literature in the phrase "cathedrae apostolorum", indicating authority derived directly from the apostles; its Roman connotations of authority reserved for the Emperor were later adopted by bishops after the 4th century. A church into which a bishop's official cathedra is installed is called a cathedral.
The word diocese is derived from the Greek term dioikesis (διοίκησις) meaning "administration". Today, when used in an ecclesiastical sense, it refers to the ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.
In the history of Rome, the Latin term civitas, according to Cicero in the time of the late Roman Republic, was the social body of the cives, or citizens, united by law. It is the law that binds them together, giving them responsibilities (munera) on the one hand and rights of citizenship on the other. The agreement (concilium) has a life of its own, creating a res publica or "public entity", into which individuals are born or accepted, and from which they die or are ejected. The civitas is not just the collective body of all the citizens, it is the contract binding them all together, because each of them is a civis.
Byzacena was a Late Roman province in the central part of Roman North Africa, which is now roughly Tunisia, split off from Africa Proconsularis.
Zaghwan is a town in the northern half of Tunisia.
The Catholic Church in Tunisia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.
Thucca was a town in the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis. Pliny the Elder describes it as "impositum mari et flumini Ampsagae", and thus on the border with Numidia.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kikwit is a diocese located in the city of Kikwit in the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ostrava-Opava is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Olomouc in Moravskoslezský kraj, Moravia, in the Czech Republic.
Téboursouk is a town and commune in the Béja Governorate, Tunisia. It is located at 36° 27′ 26″N, 009° 14′ 54″E.
Jebiniana is a town and commune in the Sfax Governorate, Tunisia.
Rucuma is a former city and bishopric in Roman North Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Thucca in Numidia was an Ancient Roman era town and the seat of an ancient Bishopric during the Roman Empire, which remains only as a Latin Catholic titular see.
Buleliana was a civitas (town) and bishopric in Roman North Africa and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Thucca Terenbenthina, also known as Thugga, was an ancient Roman-Berber town in the province of African Proconsularis. In late antiquity, it was made a municipium of the province of Byzacena. Thucca Terenbenthina is identified with ruins located in the modern town of Dougga, Tunisia.
Tagarbala was a Roman–Berber civitas of the province of Byzacena during late antiquity. It was a Roman Catholic diocese.
The Diocese of Dices, is a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. The location of the seat of the diocese is unknown for certain, but is perhaps identifiable with Henchir-Sidi-Salah, Tunisia. Henchir Sidi Salah was an ancient diocese in the Roman-Berber province of Byzacena.
William Amove Avenya from Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gboko in the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria. Avenya is the first Bishop of the diocese since its creation on 29 December 2012. He also serves as Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
Gerardo Antonio Zerdín Bukovec(born 11 June 1950 in Lendava ) is a Slovenian priest and Apostolic Vicar of San Ramón.
Luis Sáinz Hinojosa is a Bolivian cleric and auxiliary bishop ad personam in Cochabamba.
The Diocese of Thucca Terenbenthina is an ancient Titular See of the Roman Catholic Church. The diocese is also known as Tucca Terebentina or دڨة, .
Bishop Pío Bello Ricardo was Titular Bishop of Thucca terebenthina and Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Los Teques from 1981 to 1995.
Bishop André Lefèbvre was a Roman Catholic bishop.