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Albulae is located in Algeria
Shown within Algeria
RegionAïn Témouchent Province
Coordinates35°18′00″N 1°08′00″W / 35.3°N 1.133333°W / 35.3; -1.133333

Albulae is an ancient city and former bishopric in Roman Africa. It remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[1] It is identified with the modern town of Ain Temouchent, in present Algeria, near the Moroccan border.[2]


Albulae was initially important enough in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis to become one of the suffragans of the Metropolitan Archbishopric for its capital, Caesarea Mauretaniae. However, its influence gradually waned.

Titular bishopric[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as a Latin titular bishopric.

Titular bishops of Albulae, of the lowest (episcopal) rank, with an archiepiscopal exception, have been :[1]

Metropolitan Archbishop of Portland in Oregon (USA) (1928.09.26 – 1966.12.09)


  1. ^ a b Catholic Hierarchy[self-published source]
  2. ^ Alan K. Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Dominic Rathbone, eds. (2000). The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XI. Cambridge University Press. p. 522.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)

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