Albulae

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Albulae
Albulae is located in Algeria
Albulae
Shown within Algeria
Location Algeria
Region Aïn Témouchent Province
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Albulae is a former Ancient city and bishopric in Roman Africa. It remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[1]

It is identified with the modern town of Ain Temouchent, in present Algeria, near the Moroccan border.[2]

History

The settlement was important enough in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis to become one of the suffragans of its capital Caesarea Mauretaniae's Metropolitan Archbishopric, yet was to fade.

Titular bishopric

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as a Latin titular bishopric.

Titular bishops of Albulae, of the lowest (episcopal) rank, with an archiepiscopal exception, have been :[1]

Metropolitan Archbishop of Portland in Oregon (USA) (1928.09.26 – 1966.12.09)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Catholic Hierarchy
  2. Alan K. Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Dominic Rathbone, eds. (2000). The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XI. Cambridge University Press. p. 522.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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