Rucuma
Rucuma
Shown within Tunisia
LocationTunisia
RegionBizerte Governorate
Coordinates37°02′53″N 9°31′18″E / 37.048181°N 9.521675°E / 37.048181; 9.521675
Titular see of Rucuma

Rucuma (adjectival form: Rucumensis)
Location
CountryTunisia
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
EstablishedJuly 2, 1966
Current leadership
PopeBenedict XVI
Titular BishopThomas Maria Renz

Rucuma is a former city and bishopric in Roman North Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

History

It was among the cities of sufficient importance in the late Roman province of Africa Proconsularis to become a suffragan bishopric of its capital Carthage's Metropolitan Archbishopric, yet faded so completely, plausibly at the 7th century advent of Islam, that its precisely location, now in northern Tunisia, wasn't identified precisely.

Historically recorded Diocesan bishops were :[1]

Titular see

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as titular bishopric of Rucuma (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Rucumen(sis) (Latin adjective).[2]

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank:

See also

References

  1. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 263
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 960

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