Villamagna in Tripolitania
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Villamagna in Tripolitania

Villamagna of Tripolitania was a Roman era settlement in what was the Roman province of Tripolitania. The town is identifiable with ruins at Henchir-Sidi-Abdein in today's Libya.

The city was also an ancient episcopal see of the Roman province of Tripolitania .[1][2][3] The only known bishop of this diocese is known from antiquity: The Donatist bishop Rogaziano, who took part in the Council of Carthage (411). There was no Catholic bishop from the town mentioned.

Today Villamagna of Tripolitania survives as titular bishop and the titular bishop has been told Peter Birkhofer, Auxiliary Bishop of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, since 19 February 2018.[4]

See also


  1. ^ J. Mesnage, L'Afrique chrétienne, (Paris 1912), p. 2.1
  2. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Villamagna in Tripolitana at
  3. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Villamagna in Tripolitana at
  4. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 19.02.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 2020.

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