Sion (Asia Minor)

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Sion is a former ancient city and bishopric in Asia Minor (Asian Turkey), and presently a Latin Catholic titular see.

History[edit]

Sion was a city in the Roman province of Asia Prima. It was important enough to become a bishopric, suffragan of the Metropolitan of the provincial capital Ephesus, but faded.

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored as a titular bishopric (see of the lowest rank), suppressed shortly in 1925, restored as such in 1929 and promoted to titular archbishopric (intermediary rank) on 12 December 1950.

It is vacant, having had the following incumbents:

  • Titular Bishop Benito Madueño y Ramos (December 19, 1698 – May 11, 1739)
  • Titular Bishop Deodatus de Chaumont de Mareuil (March 27, 1765 – ?)
  • Titular Bishop Edmund Burke (July 4, 1817 – November 29, 1820)
  • Titular Bishop Wilhelm Arnold Günther, Norbertines (O. Praem.) (June 23, 1834 – August 22, 1843)
  • Titular Bishop Jean Baptiste Epalle, Marists (S.M.) (July 19, 1844 – December 19, 1845)
  • Titular Bishop Sebastiano Franković, Friars Minor (O.F.M. Obs.) (April 16, 1861 – October 30, 1864)
  • Titular Bishop Giuseppe Durguth (September 25, 1865 – ?)
  • Titular Bishop Luigi Martucci (December 21, 1874 – December 23, 1880)
  • Titular Bishop François-Louis Fleck (May 13, 1881 – August 18, 1886)
  • Titular Archbishop Jaime Cardona y Tur (July 11, 1892 – December 9, 1920), Military Vicar of Spain (July 11, 1892 – January 6, 1923), later Titular Patriarch of Indias Occidentales (December 9, 1920 – January 6, 1923)
  • Titular Archbishop Raimondo Pérez y Rodríguez (January 7, 1929 – June 30, 1930), previously Bishop of Badajoz (Spain) (August 21, 1920 – January 7, 1929); later Military Vicar of Spain (January 7, 1929 – January 28, 1937), Titular Patriarch of the East Indies (June 30, 1930 – January 28, 1937), and Bishop of Cádiz y Ceuta (Spain) (April 21, 1933 – January 28, 1937)
  • Titular Bishop Francesco Pascucci (December 20, 1936 – April 22, 1943), previously Undersecretary of the Roman Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments (1909 – 1912); later Pro-Vicar General for the papal Vicariate of Rome (December 20, 1936 – March 30, 1945), Titular Archbishop of Nicæa (April 22, 1943 – March 30, 1945)
  • Titular Archbishop Luis Alonso Muñoyerro (December 12, 1950 – September 23, 1968)

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