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Archdiocese of

Tunis

Tunisia Tunisia

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Archdiocese

Area: 163,610 km²

Population: 30,000 Catholics (0.3% of 11,400,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 10 parishes, 1 mission, 26 priests (6 diocesan, 20 religious), 97 lay religious (27 brothers, 70 sisters) (2018)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Laghouat (↙), Constantine (←), Trapani (↗), Tripoli (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 23

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Laghouat (↙), Constantine (←), Trapani (↗), Tripoli (↘)

Present Prelates

Archbishop (2013.02.21 – ...):Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi (73)Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi (73)

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Tunis (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi (73)Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi (73)Permalink
(2013.02.21 – ...)

Archbishop of Tunis (Tunisia)

Turris fortissima nomen Domini

Born:1948.04.23 (Rai, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1972.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2013.03.16

Archbishop of Tunis (Tunisia) (2013.02.21 – ...)

Archbishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (72)Archbishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (72)Permalink
(2010.05.22 – 2012.01.19)

Titular Archbishop of Medaba
Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Jerusalem (Palestine)

Ut cognoscant te

Born:1948.07.20 (Jordan)
Ordained Priest:1972.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2005.10.02

Bishop of Tunis (Tunisia) (2005.09.08 – 2010.05.22)

Archbishop of Tunis (Tunisia) (2010.05.22 – 2012.01.19)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (2012.01 – 2012.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem (Palestine) (2012.01.19 – 2017.02.04)

Titular Archbishop of Medaba (2012.01.19 – ...)

Bishops of Tunis (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (72)Bishop Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2005.09.08 – 2010.05.22)

(see above)

Patriarch Fouad Twal (80)Archbishop Fouad Twal (80) (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1995.05.31 – 2005.09.08)

Patriarch emeritus of Jerusalem (Palestine)
former President of Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions
former President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land
Grand Prior emeritus of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Paratum cor meum

Born:1940.10.23 (Madaba, Jordan)
Ordained Priest:1966.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1992.07.22

Bishop-Prelate of Tunis (Tunisia) (1992.05.30 – 1995.05.31)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tunis (Tunisia) (1995.05.31 – 2005.09.08)

President of Caritas Internationalis (1999 – 2005.05)

President of Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (2004 – 2005)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Jerusalem (Palestine) (2005.09.08 – 2008.06.21)

Patriarch of Jerusalem (Palestine) (2008.06.21 – 2016.06.24)

President of Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (2008.06.21 – 2016.06.24)

President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (2008.06.21 – 2016.06.24)

Grand Prior of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (2008.06.21 – 2016.06.24)

Prelates of Tunis (Roman Rite)

Patriarch Fouad Twal (80)Bishop Fouad Twal (80) (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1992.05.30 – 1995.05.31)

(see above)

Archbishop Michel Callens, M. Afr.Permalink
(1965.01.09 – 1990.08.19)

Born:1918.02.18 (France)
Ordained Priest:1943.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:1965.04.11
Died:1990.08.19 († 72)

Titular Archbishop of Moxori (1965.01.09 – 1990.08.19)

Bishop-Prelate of Tunis (Tunisia) (1965.01.09 – 1990.08.19)

Archbishop Paul-Marie-Maurice PerrinPermalink
(1964.07.09 – 1965.01.09)

Born:1904.06.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1936.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1947.10.28
Died:1994.10.04 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Utica (1947.06.07 – 1953.10.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Carthage (1947.06.07 – 1953.10.29)

Archbishop of Carthage (1953.10.29 – 1964.07.09)

Bishop-Prelate of Tunis (Tunisia) (1964.07.09 – 1965.01.09)

Titular Archbishop of Nova (1964.07.09 – 1965.08.02)

Apostolic Delegate to Iraq (1965.07.31 – 1966.10.14)

Archbishop of Baghdad (Iraq) (1965.08.02 – 1970.01.16)

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Iraq (1966.10.14 – 1970.01.06)

Apostolic Nuncio to Ethiopia (1970.01.16 – 1972.11.15)

Titular Archbishop of Gurza (1970.01.16 – 1994.10.04)

Vicars Apostolic of Tunis (Roman Rite)

Bishop-elect Spiridion-Salvatore-Costantino Buhadgiar, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1884.08.08 – 1884.08.31)

Born:1846.11.19 (Greece)
Consecrated Bishop:1884.08.31
Died:1891.08.10 († 44)

Vicar Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1884.08.08 – 1884.08.31)

Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (1884.08.08 – 1891.08.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Malta (Malta) (1885.04.23 – 1889.01.11)

Apostolic Delegate to Haiti (1890.11.28 – 1891.08.10)

Apostolic Delegate to Venezuela (1890.11.28 – 1891.08.10)

Cardinal Charles-Martial Allemand-LavigeriePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1881.06.28 – 1884.11.10)

Bishop Fidèle Sutter, O.F.M. Cap. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1844.07.05 – 1881.06.28)

Born:1796.03.16 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1844.09.29
Died:1883.08.30 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1844.07.05 – 1881.06.28)

Titular Bishop of Rosalia (1844.07.05 – 1881.08.02)

Titular Archbishop of Ancyra (1881.08.02 – 1883.08.30)

Prefects Apostolic of Tunis (Roman Rite)

Fr. Luigi da Taggia (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1836 – 1842)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1836 – 1842)

Bishop Jean-Louis Solignac, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1825 – 1827)

Bishop Jean-François Chossat, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1823.03 – 1825.06)

Bishop Jean-Claude Vicherat, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1798 – 1802)

Bishop Jean-Alasia Erat, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1785.01.20 – 1798.04.05)

Bishop Michel Ferrand, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1782.03.20 – 1784.05.02)

Bishop Charles Cosson, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1778.10.20 – 1782.02.11)

Bishop Pierre François Viguier, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1773.04 – 1778.05.28)

Bishop Charles la Pie de Savigny, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1772.12.12 – 1773.04)

Fr. Francesco Gatta (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1687? – 1696?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1687? – 1696?)

Fr. Vincenzo da Frascati (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1683 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1683 – ?)

Fr. Carlo d’Ancona (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1672 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1672 – ?)

Fr. Jean le Vacher (C.M.)Permalink
(1650 – 1671)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1650 – 1671)

Fr. Alessandro da Genova (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1636.01.30 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1636.01.30 – ?)

Fr. Luigi di Palermo (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1630 – 1636)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1630 – 1636)

Fr. Angelo da Coniglione. (O.F.M. Cap.)Permalink
(1624.04.20 – 1630)

Prefect Apostolic of Tunis (Tunisia) (1624.04.20 – 1630)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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