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Thunigaba was an ancient Roman(-Berber?) town in Roman Africa. It was a bishopric and is now a Latin Catholic titular see.

Roman Empire period of Imperial Rome following the Roman Republic (27 BC–395 AD)

The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization. It had a government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. From the constitutional reforms of Augustus to the military anarchy of the third century, the Empire was a principate ruled from the city of Rome. The Roman Empire was then divided between a Western Roman Empire, based in Milan and later Ravenna, and an Eastern Roman Empire, based in Nicomedia and later Constantinople, and it was ruled by multiple emperors.

Berbers ethnic group indigenous to North Africa

Berbers, or Amazighs are an ethnic group of several nations indigenous to North Africa.

Africa (Roman province) Africa roman province

Africa Proconsularis was a Roman province on the northwest African coast that was established in 146 BC following the defeat of Carthage in the Third Punic War. It roughly comprised the territory of present-day Tunisia, the northeast of Algeria, and the coast of western Libya along the Gulf of Sirte. The territory was originally inhabited by Berber people, known in Latin as Mauri indigenous to all of North Africa west of Egypt; in the 9th century BC, Phoenicians built settlements along the Mediterranean Sea to facilitate shipping, of which Carthage rose to dominance in the 8th century until its conquest by the Roman Republic.

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The city was one of many in the Late Roman province of Africa proconsularis which were important enough to become a suffragan see of the primatial Metropolitan of Carthage, but later faded.

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.

Its ruins are near modern Henchir-Aïn-Laabed, in present Tunisia.

Tunisia Country in Northern Africa

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.

Titular see

In 1933, the diocese was nominally restored as a Latin titular bishopric of the lowest (episcopal) rank.

So far, it had the following episcopal incumbents :

Roman Catholic Diocese of Oyo diocese of the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oyo is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Ibadan, also in Nigeria, yet still depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Bishop Paweł Socha, C.M. is a Polish Roman Catholic prelate, who served as an Auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów and the Titular Bishop of Thunigaba since 20 November 1973 until his retirement on 16 January 2012.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów diocese of the Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień in Lubuskie, Poland.

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