Unizibira

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Africa Proconsularis (125 AD)

Unizibira was an ancient town and bishopric in Roman North Africa which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

History[edit]

Unizibira is plausibly identified with modern Henchir-Zembra,[1] now in the Sahel region of southern Tunisia. The main archaeological remains of the town are those of a Roman amphitheatre.

It was among many cities important enough in the Roman (later Byzantine) province of Byzacena, to become a suffragan diocese (Latin: dioecesis Unizibirensis or Unuzibirensis) of the Metropolitan of Carthage, in the papal sway.

There are three historically documented bishops of Unizibira :

The bishopric ceased to function in the seventh century at the advent of Islam.

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as a titular bishopric of Unizibira (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Unizibiren(sis) (Latin adjective).

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uluzibbira/Ulisippira, Henchir-Zembra – Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire". imperium.ahlfeldt.se. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  2. ^ Felix Abbirita with Cyprian of Unizibira.

Sources and external links[edit]

Bibliography
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 470.
  • Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa Christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p.359