Naissus (see)

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Naissus in the Roman province of Dacia Mediterranea (today's Niš in Serbia) became an episcopal see at an early date and was a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Sardica.

It is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[1]

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The names of several of its early bishops are known:[2][3][4]

  • Cyriacus (first half of the 4th century)
  • Gaudentius (before 343/344 to after 351)
  • Bonosus (mentioned c. 380)
  • Martianus (before 409 to after 414)
  • Dalmatius (mentioned 451)
  • Gaianus (mentioned 516)
  • Proiectus (mentioned 553)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 936
  2. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae (Leipzig 1931), p. 417
  3. ^ Daniele Farlati-Jacopo Coleti, Illyricum Sacrum, vol. VIII, Venezia 1817, pp. 24-40
  4. ^ Jacques Zeiller, Les origines chrétiennes dans les provinces danubiennes de l'empire romain, Paris 1918, pp. 158–159