Lesvi

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Lesvi is a Roman Catholic titular bishopric in the former Roman Catholic province of Mauretania Sitifensis, suffragan of Sitifis, or Sétif, in modern Algeria.[1] It is not, as is sometimes stated, the Island of Lesbos, which never was a titular bishopric, but possesses two titular archbishoprics: Mytilene and Methymna.

Of Lesvi we only know, from the "Itinerarium Antonini", that it was situated twenty-five miles from Tupusuctu or Tiklat, and eighteen miles from Horrea Aninici, now Ain-Roua, south of Béjaïa. The town, therefore, was on the Sava, i.e. the Oued-Bou-Sellam, but there are no remains to be seen.

Two of its bishops are recorded: Romanus, a Donatist, present at the convention of Carthage, 411; Vadius, a Catholic exiled by the Vandal King Huneric in 484.

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  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 916

Source[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Lesbi". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.