El-Kentour

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El-Kentour (الكنتور) is a town and mountain in Algeria. It is located in the Constantine Mountains. El-Kentour is also the site of the El-Ouahch to El-Kentour tunnel, which is part of the National Road 3.

LocationEdit

El-Kentour is situated 3 km south of Aïn Bouziane and 4½ km north of Zighoud Youcef. The topography is mountainous, with the Oued Ensa river flowing to the east. The boundary between Skikda and Constantine Province runs through the village.

HistoryEdit

In Roman and Vandal times the town was known as Centuriones.

BishopricEdit

The town was the seat of an ancient Bishopric[1][2] and was from the 4th to the 6th century a stronghold of Donatism. The Bishopric remains today a titular see of the Catholic Church,[3] and the current bishop is Vasyl Tuchapets. Known bishops include:

Titular bishops
Residing bishops

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa Christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 136
  2. ^ J. Ferron, v. Centuriensis in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. XII, (Paris 1953), coll. 145-146
  3. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, (Leipzig, 1931), p.465
  4. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Centuriones.
  5. ^ Centuriones at catholic-hierarchy.org.
  6. ^ J. Stevenson, W. H. C. Frend, A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church to AD 337 (Baker Books, 1 Jul. 2013)