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Tigimma was during the Roman Empire a civitas of Africa Proconsularis. The town has been tentatively identified with ruins near Djemâa.

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

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<i>Civitas</i> Roman civil law

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The town was also the seat of an ancient Christian bishopric [1] Which survives today as a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. [2] and the current bishop is Stanislaw Dowlaszewicz, who replaced Luciano Storero in 2000. [3]

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

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  1. Apostolische Nachfolge – Tigimma.
  2. Tigimma at gcatholic.org.
  3. Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 162, Number 13,930.