Anaea (Asia)

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Anaea (or Anæa) is an Ancient city, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in Asia Minor.

It gave its name to its modern location, Anya (Kadıkalesi) in the coastal village of Soğucak situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the south of Kuşadası in Aydın Province, Turkey.


Anæa was important enough in the Roman province of Asia Prima to become a suffragan bishopric of its capital Ephesus's Metropolitan Archbishopric. Yet it would fade.

Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as Anæa (Curiate Italian form Anea).

It is vacant for decades, having had the following incumbents, all of the lowest (episcopal) rank :

  • William Tibertus McCarty, Redemptorists (C.SS.R.) (1943.01.02 – 1948.03.11), as Auxiliary Bishop of the then Military Vicariate of United States of America (USA) (1943.01.02 – 1947.04.10) and Coadjutor Bishop of Rapid City '1947.04.10 – 1948.03.11), later succeeded as Bishop of Rapid City (USA) (1948.03.11 – 1969.09.11), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Rotdon (1969.09.11 – 1971.01.13)
  • Alfredo Antonio Francisco Müller y San Martín (1948.03.13 – 1961.04.07) as Auxiliary Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1948.03.13 – 1961.04.07), later succeeded as Bishop of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1961.04.07 – 1971.06.30), restyled Bishop of Cienfuegos–Santa Clara (Cuba) (1971.06.30 – 1971.07.24)
  • Giovanni Picco (1962.11.15 – death 1984.08.14), initially as Auxiliary Bishop of Vercelli (Italy) (1962.11.15 – 1967)

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