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ⓘ Latin Diocese of Tiflis. The Diocese of Tiflis was a short-lived Roman Catholic bishopric in Transcaucasia, with see in present Tbilisi, which was suppressed bu ..




                                     

ⓘ Latin Diocese of Tiflis

The Diocese of Tiflis was a short-lived Roman Catholic bishopric in Transcaucasia, with see in present Tbilisi, which was suppressed but turned into a Latin titular see until its ultimate suppression.

                                     

1. History

Established on 1329.08.09 as Diocese of Tiflis / Latin Tephlisensis or Tiphlitana, without direct precursor. No residential incumbents? available.

Suppressed in 1356 without direct successor, but immediately turned into a Latin Titular bishopric of the same name, Tiflis.

Suppressed again circa 1800, even as titular see, having had the following incumbents, of the fitting Episcopal lowest rank with a single archiepiscopal exception, also the only secular priest:

  • Johannes Ymminck, Augustinians O.E.S.A. 1469.07.10 – 1493.04.14, first as Auxiliary Bishop of above Paderborn Germany 1469.07.10 – 1472, then as Auxiliary Bishop of Munster western Germany 1472 – retired 1484; died 1493
  • Albert Engel, O.F.M. 1493.04.18 – death 1500.11.18 as Auxiliary Bishop of above Paderborn Germany 1493.04.18 – 1500.11.18
  • Heinrich Vuyst, Friars Minor O.F.M. 1462.12.31 – death 1468 as Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn Germany 1462.12.31 – 1468
  • Johannes Schneider, O.F.M. 1507.04.19 – death 1551.03.27 as Auxiliary Bishop of Wien Vienna, Austria 1896.06.25 – 1905.01.26
  • Titular Archbishop Stephanus Autandil 1785.05.24 – death 1794.12.06, no actual prelature.