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Linoë was a city and episcopal see in the Roman province of Bithynia Secunda and is now a titular see.[1]


It is known only from the Notitiae Episcopatuum which mention it as late as the twelfth and thirteenth centuries as a suffragan of the archbishopric of Nicaea. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian must have raised it to the rank of a city.

It is probably the modern Turkish town of Biledjik, a station on the Hnidar-Pasha railway to Konya. It became an important centre for the cultivation of the silk-worm.

Lequien (Oriens christianus, I, 657) mentions four bishops of Linoe:


  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 918