Titular-see meaning

An episocopal see which has no resident bishop but serves (regardless whether it has a cathedral) as title of a nominal, not pastoral, diocese ((arch)bishopric), for a titular bishop or for an titular archbishop (in which case it's a titular archiepiscopal see)

Most titular sees are defunct dioceses from the Roman empire days, mainly in presently mainly Muslim countries: Turkey, the Levant and Northern Africa.

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