N'Gaous

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N'Gaous
Dz - 05-09 N'Gaous - Wilaya de Batna map.svg
Coordinates: 35°33′18″N 5°36′38″E / 35.55500°N 5.61056°E / 35.55500; 5.61056Coordinates: 35°33′18″N 5°36′38″E / 35.55500°N 5.61056°E / 35.55500; 5.61056
Country Algeria
Province Batna
Elevation 756 m (2,480 ft)
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)

N'Gaous (Latin: Nicives) is an ancient town in northeastern Algeria. It was a bishopric and is presently a Roman Catholic titular see.

History[edit]

N'Gaous is the site of the ancient city of Nicives. Located in the late Roman province of Numidia, it was deemed important enough to serve for a period as a suffragan bishopric.

Titular see[edit]

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

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting episcopal (lowest) rank :

  • Angelo Félix Mugnol (1966.02.07 – 1969.01.15)
  • Guillermo Escobar Vélez (1969.07.28 – 1971.01.22)
  • Abel Alonso Núñez, Mercedarians (O. de M.) (1971.07.14 – 1976.03.24), as Auxiliary Bishop of then Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí (Brazil) (1971.07.14 – 1976.03.24), later Bishop of Campo Maior (Brazil) (1976.03.24 – retired 2000.02.02)
  • Stanley Joseph Ott (1976.05.24 – 1983.01.13)
  • José Mário Stroeher (1983.03.25 – 1986.08.08)
  • William Jerome McCormack (1986.12.23 – 2013.11.23)
  • Andrzej Jerzy Zglejszewski (2014.02.11 – ...), Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (USA)

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