Vescera (Ad Piscinam)
The city was founded soon after the arrival of the RomansAround 200 AD under Septimius Severus' and became part of the province of Numidia. As a major settlement in the border region, it was significant even then. Its name was apparently bowdlerized by the Romans to Ad Piscīnam ("at the piscīna"), implying the presence of important waterworks.
The city fell to the Arab armies during the end of the 7th century. A significant portion of the inhabitants of the area still descend from the Arab bedouin tribe of Banu Hilal, others are mainly Chaoui Berbers.
- Optatus(Catholic) fl411 and friend of Augustine of Hippo
- Fortunatus(Donatist) fl411
- Felix (Catholic) fl484.
- Louis-Georges-Firmin Demol, (Jan 27 1936 Appointed - Jul 2 1969)
- José Gustavo Angel Ramirez, (Jun 19 1989 Appointed - Feb 23 2013)
- John Bosco Chang Shin-Ho (31 May 2016 Appointed -)
- Vescera at GCatholic.org.
- Qui sont les Hilaliens ou les Banu Hilal accessdate = 2015-09-26
- Serge Lancel, Saint Augustine (Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd, 2002)p303.
- Revue des Ordinations Épiscopales, Issue 1936, Number 49.
- Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 119, Number 10.665.
- Vescera at CatholicHeirachy.org.
- Acta of the Holy See.