Lunda (Asia Minor)
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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 :
- Niceforus attended the Second Council of Nicaea in 787
- Eustachius participated in the Council of Constantinople in 879-880 which rehabilitated its Patriarch Photius I of Constantinople.
It faded; the Anatolian site is now known as Isabey.
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 :
- John Francis Norton (born Ireland) (1926.03.08 – 1928.04.09) as Coadjutor Bishop of Bathurst (Australia) (1926.03.08 – 1928.04.09); next succeeded as Bishop of Bathurst (1928.04.09 – death 1963.06.16)
- Bishop-elect Martino Meulenberg, Montfort Missionaries (S.M.M.) (born Germany) (1929.05.30 – 1929.06.28) as 'first' Apostolic Vicar of Iceland (Iceland) (1929.06.06 – death 1941.08.03); previously only Apostolic Prefect of Iceland (Iceland) (1923.06.12 – see promoted 1929.06.06); next Titular Bishop of Hólar (1929.06.28 – death 1941.08.03)
- Joseph Henry Albers (1929.12.16 – 1937.08.04) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) (1929.12.16 – 1937.08.04); later first Bishop of Lansing (Michigan, USA) (1937.08.04 – death 1965.12.01)
- George John Rehring (1937.08.06 – 1950.07.16) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) (1937.08.06 – 1950.07.16); later Bishop of Toledo (Ohio, USA) (1950.07.16 – 1967.02.25), emeritus as Titular Bishop of Tunnuna (1967.02.25 – resigned 1970.12.31), died 1976
- Luís António Palha Teixeira, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1951.02.20 – death 1981.08.21) as Bishop-Prelate of Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia (Brazil) (1951.02.20 – 1969.12.20), then as Bishop-Prelate of Territorial Prelature of Marabá (Brazil) (1969.12.20 – retired 1976.11.10) and as emeritus; previously Apostolic Administrator of above Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia (1948.01.02 – 1951.02.20).
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