Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine

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Diocese of Constantine
Dioecesis Constantinianus
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Map of the Diocese of Constantine
Location
Country Algeria
Ecclesiastical province Alger
Metropolitan Constantine
Statistics
Area 110,522 km2 (42,673 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
11,182,000
300 (0.002%)
Information
Rite Roman
Established July 25, 1866 (1866-07-25)
Cathedral Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs, Constantine
Secular priests 18
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges
Bishop of Constantine
Metropolitan Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader
Website
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Constantine (Latin: Dioecesis Constantinianus) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.

History[edit]

July 25, 1866: Established as Diocese of Constantine from the Diocese of Algiers.

United titles[edit]

Diocese of Hippo (since 1867.09.23)

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the bishop is Cathedral the Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs in Constantine. There is a Minor Basilica at the Basilique Saint Augustin in Annaba (Hippo).

Leadership[edit]

Source[edit]

The Cathedral in Constantine, 1894

Coordinates: 36°52′54″N 7°44′42″E / 36.8817°N 7.7451°E / 36.8817; 7.7451