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Rusubbicari is located in Algeria
Shown within Algeria
Coordinates35°47′N 0°10′W / 35.783°N 0.167°W / 35.783; -0.167Coordinates: 35°47′N 0°10′W / 35.783°N 0.167°W / 35.783; -0.167

Rusubbicari was a Phoenician and Carthaginian colony and Roman town. It has been tentatively identified with ruins at Mers El Hadjadj, Algeria. The Roman town was in the province of Mauretania Caesariensis.[1][2][3]


The present name is a masculine plural noun, suggesting it may have originally consisted of two or three separate settlements. It seems to a latinization of a Phoenician name including the element rush (Punic: 𐤓‬𐤔‬, , "cape") and a local Berber placename.[4]


Rusubbicari was a Christian bishopric in late antiquity and is a Catholic titular see (Latin: Dioecesis Rusubbicarensis).[5]

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Today Rusubbicari survives as a titular bishopric holder; The current bishop is Jose Puthenveettil, auxiliary bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly.[6]

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  1. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, (Leipzig, 1931) p. 468.
  2. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, (Brescia, 1816) p. 267.
  3. ^ J. Mesnage, L'Afrique chrétienne, (Paris, 1912) pp. 461–462.
  4. ^ Lipiński (2004), p. 402.
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", pp. 819-1013
  6. ^ Rusubbicarensis at