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Rucuma is located in Tunisia
Shown within Tunisia
Location Tunisia
Region Bizerte Governorate
Coordinates 37°02′53″N 9°31′18″E / 37.048181°N 9.521675°E / 37.048181; 9.521675
Titular see of Rucuma
Rucuma (adjectival form: Rucumensis)
Country Tunisia
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established July 2, 1966
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Titular Bishop Thomas Maria Renz

Rucuma is a former city and bishopric in Roman North Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.


It was among the cities of sufficient importance in the late Roman province of Africa Proconsularis to become a suffragan bishopric of its capital Carthage's Metropolitan Archbishopric, yet faded so completely, plausibly at the 7th century advent of Islam, that its precisely location, now in northern Tunisia, wasn't identified precisely.

Historically recorded Diocesan bishops were :[1]

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as titular bishopric of Rucuma (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Rucumen(sis) (Latin adjective).[2]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 263
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 960

Sources and external links[edit]

  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 468
  • Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 263