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Roman Catholic Diocese of Jiaying

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Rite  Latin Rite
Country  China
Area  67,000 km²
Metropolitan archbishop  Joseph Gan Junqiu
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 1950) 2,625,000 22,819 (0.9%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Holy Family in Meizhou
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jiaying/Kayíng/Meizhou (Latin: Chiaïmen(sis), Chinese: 嘉應, 梅縣) is a diocese of the Catholic Church which is headquartered in the city of Meizhou, in the ecclesiastical province of Guangzhou in China.

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History

  • February 20, 1929: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Jiaying 嘉應 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shantou 汕頭
  • June 18, 1935: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Jiaying 嘉應
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Jiaying 嘉應
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Jiaying 嘉應 (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M. (April 11, 1946 – February 21, 1952)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Jiaying 嘉應 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M. (June 18, 1935 – April 11, 1946)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Jiaying 嘉應 (Roman Rite)
  • The Rev. Francis Xavier Ford, M.M. (April 28, 1929 – June 18, 1935)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Jiaying Wikipedia


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