Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine

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Diocese of Constantine
Dioecesis Constantinianus
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Map of the Diocese of Constantine
Location
Country  Algeria
Ecclesiastical province Alger
Metropolitan Constantine
Statistics
Area 110,522 km2 (42,673 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
12,643,000
1,000 (0.0%)
Information
Rite Roman
Established July 25, 1866 (1866-07-25)
Cathedral Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs, Constantine
Secular priests 16
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges
Website
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine (Latin: Dioecesis Constantinianus) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.

History[edit]

July 25, 1866: Established as Diocese of Constantine from the Diocese of Algiers.

United titles[edit]

Diocese of Hippo (since 1867.09.23)

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the bishop is Cathedral the Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs in Constantine. There is a Minor Basilica at the Basilique Saint Augustin in Annaba (Hippo).

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Constantine[edit]

  1. Félix-Joseph-François-Barthélemy de Las Cases (January 12, 1867 (1867-01-12) – August 29, 1870 (1870-08-29))
  2. Joseph-Jean-Louis Robert (February 27, 1872 (1872-02-27) – July 15, 1878 (1878-07-15))
  3. Prosper Auguste Dusserre (July 31, 1878 (1878-07-31) – February 27, 1880 (1880-02-27))
  4. François-Charles-Marie Gillard (February 27, 1880 (1880-02-27) - September 29, 1880 (1880-09-29))
  5. Barthélemy Clément Combes (February 17, 1881 (1881-02-17) – June 15, 1893 (1893-06-15))
  6. Ludovic-Henri-Marie-Ixile Julien-Laferrière (January 29, 1894 (1894-01-29) – August 12, 1896 (1896-08-12))
  7. Jules-Etienne Gazaniol (October 13, 1896 (1896-10-13) – May 22, 1913 (1913-05-22))
  8. Jules-Alexandre-Léon Bouissière (May 26, 1913 (1913-05-26) – September 10, 1916 (1916-09-10))
  9. Amiel-François Bessière (January 2, 1917 (1917-01-02) – October 3, 1923 (1923-10-03))
  10. Emile-Jean-François Thiénard (March 24, 1924 (1924-03-24) – October 26, 1945 (1945-10-26))
  11. Léon-Étienne Duval (November 3, 1946 (1946-11-03) – February 3, 1954 (1954-02-03))
  12. Paul Pierre Pinier (March 27, 1954 (1954-03-27) – January 31, 1970 (1970-01-31))
  13. Jean Baptiste Joseph Scotto (August 19, 1970 (1970-08-19) – March 25, 1983 (1983-03-25))
  14. Gabriel Piroird, IdP (March 25, 1983 (1983-03-25) – November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21))
  15. Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges, S.J. (since November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21) - December 24, 2016 (2016-12-24))

Sources[edit]

The Cathedral in Constantine, 1894

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°52′54″N 7°44′42″E / 36.8817°N 7.7451°E / 36.8817; 7.7451