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Cidyessus (Κιδύησσος) was a residential episcopal see in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana I in Asia Minor and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church.[1]

Cidyessus was a city of some importance, west of Ammonia in West-Central Phrygia, in the territory of the Setchanli Ova, or Mouse Plain; this large and fertile valley projects far into Phrygia Salutaris, but the city belonged to Phrygia Pacatiana.

Its site has been determined by an inscription to be modern Küçükhöyük, in Turkey, west of Afyonkarahisar. The old native name may have been Kydessos, though it is Kidyessos on coins.


Lequien (I, 801) mentions only three bishops: Heraclius in 451, Andreas in 787, and Thomas in 879. The see is still mentioned in later Notitiæ episcopatuum, until the 12th or 13th centuries, as a suffragan of Laodicea.


  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 869

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Cidyessus". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.