Naissus (see)

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Naissus was an ancient city and former bishopric in Balkanic Dacia, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

History[edit]

Naissus, today's Niš in Serbia, was important enough in the Roman province of Dacia Mediterranea to become an episcopal see at an early date and was a suffragan of the Metropolitan see in the Archdiocese of Sardica, in the sway of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The city was wrecked by Attila's Huns, but rebuilt, as the revival of the bishopric attests.

Residential bishops[edit]

The names of several of early Suffragan Bishops of Naissus are known:[1][2][3]

Titular see[edit]

It is listed by the Catholic Church as a Latin titular see [6] since the diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as Titular bishopric of Naissus (Latin) / Naisso (Curiate Italian) / Naissitan(us) (Latin adjective).

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank, with a few archiepiscopal exceptions:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae (Leipzig 1931), p. 417
  2. ^ Daniele Farlati-Jacopo Coleti, Illyricum Sacrum, vol. VIII, Venezia 1817, pp. 24-40
  3. ^ Jacques Zeiller, Les origines chrétiennes dans les provinces danubiennes de l'empire romain, Paris 1918, pp. 158–159
  4. ^ Jacques Zeiller doubts the identification of this bishop
  5. ^ Jacques Zeiller doubts the identification of this bishop
  6. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 936

Sources and external links[edit]

Bibliography
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 417
  • Daniele Farlati-Jacopo Coleti, Illyricum Sacrum, vol. VIII, Venice 1817, pp. 24–40
  • Jacques Zeiller, Les origines chrétiennes dans les provinces danubiennes de l'empire romain, Paris 1918, pp. 158–159;
  • Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, vol. II, coll. 313-314
  • Geoffrey Dunn, The Letter of Innocent I to Marcian of Niš, in Saint Emperor Constantine and Christianity, vol. I, Niš 2013, pp. 319–335