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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.
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, or Amazighs are an ethnic group of several nations indigenous to North Africa.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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 :
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.
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.
Furnos was the name of two towns and bishoprics in the Roman province of Proconsular Africa. They are referred to as Furnos Maior and Furnos Minor, as now as separate Latin Catholic titular sees.
The Italian Latin Catholic Diocese of (Diano-)Teggiano-Policastro, in Campania, has existed since 1850, under its present name since 1986. In that year the Diocese of Diano-Teggiano was united with the diocese of Policastro.
Ksar Sbahi is a town and commune in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria and the site of Ancient Gadiaufala, a Roman city and former bishopric, now a Latin Catholic titular see.
Germania in Numidia is a former ancient city and Roman bishopric and current Latin Catholic titular see. It was in the Roman province of Numidia.
Aquae Novae in Numidia is a former Roman city and bishopric and is presently a Latin Catholic titular see.
Chersonesus in Europa was an Ancient city and bishopric and is now a Latin Catholic titular see in Turkish Thrace, near modern Hexamili.
Tisili is a former city and diocese of in Roman Africa; it is now a Catholic titular see in modern Tunisia, with its precise location not being defined.
Lamphua was an Ancient city and bishopric in Roman Africa and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Vazari-Didda or Vazari Didda) was an Ancient city and bishopric in Roman Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Tabaicara was a Roman-Berber civitas and bishopric in Mauretania Caesariensis. It is now 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.
Tigamibena was an Ancient city and bishopric in Roman Mauretania.
Cabarsussi, was an ancient civitas (municipality) and bishopric in the Roman province of Byzacena, that is tentatively identifiable with ruins at Drâa-Bellouan in modern Tunisia. The current bishop is Terence Robert Curtin, auxiliary bishop of Melbourne.
Sfasferia is a former ancient city and bishopric in Roman North Africa which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Mutia was an Ancient city and former bishopric in Roman Africa and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Sebela was an Ancient city and bishopric in Asia Minor and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Horta was a city and bishopric in Roman Africa, which only remains as Latin Catholic titular see.
Zuri was a city and bishopric in Roman North Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Vegesela was an Ancient city and former bishopric in Roman North Africa and remains a Latin Catholic titular see.
Tambeæ = Tambae was an ancient city and bishopric of Roman North Africa which remains only as Latin Catholic titular see.