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Helenopolis (Palaestina Secunda)

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Daburiyya Mount Tabor

Helenopolis (Greek: Ἑλενόπολις) was a town and episcopal see in the late Roman province of Palaestina Secunda, in the Byzantine Empire.

It was named for the mother of Constantine the Great, Helena.[1] It is identified as either modern Daburiyya[2] or with Kafr Kama.[3]

As a diocese that is no longer residential, it is listed in the Annuario Pontificio among titular sees of the Roman Catholic Church.[4] Its last titular bishop was John Francis Hackett.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jan Willem Drijvers, Helena Augusta (BRILL, 1992) page 10.
  2. ^ F. M. Abel, Géographie de la Palestine (volume 2) (Paris, 1938) pages 205 & 347.
  3. ^ Yoram Tsafrir, Leah Di Segni and Judith Green,Tabula Imperii Romani: Judaea, Palaestina (Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Jerusalem, 1994) page 142.
  4. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 886
  5. ^ Helenopolis in Palæstina at GCatholic.com.