Lunda (Asia Minor)

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For namesakes, see Lunda - especially Mission sui iuris of Lunda (Mlundi) in Angola

Lunda or Lounda is a former Ancient Roman city and bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in Asia Minor (Anatolia, Asian Turkey).

History[edit]

The Ancient city in the Roman province of Phrygia Prima (Pacatiana), in the civil Diocese of Pontus, was important enough to become a suffragan bishopric of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Laodicea (on the Lycus), in the sway of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Two incumbents were recorded :

It faded; the Anatolian site is now known as Isabey.

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1926 as Latin titular bishopric of Lunda (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Lunden(sis) (Latin adjective).

It is vacant, having had the following incumbents, so far of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank :

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Coordinates: 38°01′47″N 29°27′18″E / 38.0296065°N 29.455009°E / 38.0296065; 29.455009