Cabarsussi - Wikipedia
Cabarsussi, was an ancient civitas (municipality) and bishopric in the Roman province of Byzacena (Roman North Africa), that is tentatively identifiable with ruins at Drâa-Bellouan in modern Tunisia.[1] The current bishop is Terence Robert Curtin, auxiliary bishop of Melbourne.
Cabarsussi was the seat of an ancient diocese [2][3][4] of which remains only the name as quasi-diocesan title, which may be granted to a pre-diocesan prelate, an auxiliary or coadjutor bishop etc.[5]
The bishopric at Cabarsussi was established in 393 by a council of Donatist dissidents, who followed Maximian. The diocese was firmly Donatist in its churchmanship. Cabarsussi was the site of a Church Council in 393 called by a council of dissident Donatist bishops,[6] held on 24 June 393[7][8] who excommunicated their primate Primianus, the Donatist Bishop of Carthage, in favor of Maximian. This council was hosted by Cabarsussi Bishop, Donato the first bishop of the newly created bishopric.
Another Donatist, Marciano, attended the Council of Carthage 411, as a strong hold of Donatism the town had no Catholic bishops at this time.
In the 6th century, Bishop Theodore, was mentioned by Victor of Tunnuna in his Chronicle of the history of the world; as a defender of the Three Chapters, Theodore was exiled to Constantinople, where he died the same day of the death of Justinian. Finally, the last known bishop of Cabarsussi is Mustolo, who took part in the anti-monothetalism Council of Carthage of 641.
Residential Suffragan Bishops
Titular see
The diocese of Cabarsussi was nominally restored in 1933 as Latin Titular bishopric of Cabarsussi (Latin = Curiate Italian) / Cabarsussitan(us) (Latin adjective) [9]
It has had the following incumbents, so far of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank :
See also
List of Catholic dioceses in Tunisia
  1. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Cabarsussi at
  2. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, (Leipzig, 1931), p. 464.
  3. ^ Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, (Brescia,1816), p. 112.
  4. ^ Anatole Toulotte, Géographie de l'Afrique chrétienne, vol. II Byzacène et Tripolitaine, Montreuil-sur-mer (1894), pp. 68–70.
  5. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Cabarsussi at
  6. ^ Augustine, St. Augustine on the Psalms, Volume 2 (Paulist Press, 1960) p400.
  7. ^ Saint Augustine, Letters of Augustine, Letters 100-155.
  8. ^ Usilla.
  9. ^ Titular Episcopal See of Cabarsussi at
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