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Hirina (Hirena) was a city in southern Tunisia, known only through ecclesiastical records. Nothing is known of the city, the name of which may have been Hirina, Hiren, or Iren.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Three bishops are known: Tertullian, present at the conference of Carthage in 311; Saturus, exiled in 484 by Huneric with many other bishops; Theodore, who in 641 signed the letter from the Council of Byzacium to Constantine, son of Heraclius, against Monothelitism.

It remains a Roman Catholic titular see.


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

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