histoire de Partenia
Diocese without borders
carte de Partenia
Some historical notes

At the time of Saint Augustine (4th century), Partenia was part of Setifian Mauritania, or Setif region, on the high plateaux of present Algeria.
Nothing much is known about this diocese neither when it was established nor its exact localization. It is not worth to go there today, it has disappeared underneath the sand.
In the year of 484, Huneric, the Vandals king, invaded the country and summoned the bishops to attend to his Palace in Carthage. Rogatus, bishop of Partenia, was persecuted and sent in exile.
As Partenia does not exist anymore, it becomes the symbol of all who feel like non-existing in society or in the Church. It is a huge diocese without borders where the sun never sets.