Bocconia, Numidia
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Bocconia, Numidia

Bocconia was an ancient city and former bishopric in Roman North Africa, which only remains a Latin Catholic titular see.


Bocconia was among the cities of sufficient importance to become a suffragan diocese in the Roman province of Numidia, in the papal sway, but faded so completely, probably at the {{Muslim conquest of the Maghreb|7th century advent of Islam]], than even its precise location in present Algeria is unclear.

Its only historically documented bishops were :

Titular see

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as Latin titular bishopric of Bocconia (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Bocconien(sis) (Latin).

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

See also

Sources and external links

  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 464
  • Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 104
  • Auguste Audollent, lemma 'Bocconiensis' in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. IX, 1937, col. 311

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