Cenae

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The diocese of Cene (Latin: Dioecesis Cenensis) is a suppressed and titular see[1] of the Roman Catholic Church. [2][3]

Cenae, identifiable with the island of Kneiss in today's Tunisia, are an ancient bishopric of the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis.[4] There are only two bishops, Bonifacio and Vindemio, who took part in the 411 Carthaginian conference, which saw the Catholic baptists and donatists of Africa together.

In the life of Saint Fulgenzio (6th century), the monk Ferrandus remembers that the saint retired to a monastery on the island. Archaeological excavations conducted in 1941 brought to light evidence and finds identifiable with this monastery.[5]

Today the diocese survives as a titular see, and the current bishop is Sergi Gordo Rodríguez, auxiliary bishop of Barcelona.

Known bishopsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", pp. 819-1013
  2. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 465.
  3. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 135.
  4. ^ La sede titolare nel sito di www.gcatholic.org
  5. ^ J.-L. Feuille, v. Cena in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, Parigi 1953, coll. 133-134.
  6. ^ La sede titolare nel sito di www.catholic-hierarchy.org