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Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningyuan

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Metropolitan  Chongqing
Cathedral  Cathedral in Xichang
Bishop  John Lei Jia-pei
Country  China
Rite  Latin Rite
Pope  Francis
Area  120,000 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 1950) 2,000,000 11,143 (0.6%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chongqing

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningyuan/Xichang (Latin: Nimiuenen(sis), Chinese: 寧遠, 西昌) is a diocese located in the city of Ningyuan in the Ecclesiastical province of Chongqing in China.

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History

  • August 12, 1910: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Jianchang 建昌 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Szechwan 南四川
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Ningyuanfu 寧遠府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Ningyuan 寧遠
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Ningyuan 寧遠 (Roman rite)
  • Bishop John Lei Jia-pei (December 2, 2016 - present)
  • Bishop Stanislas-Gabriel-Henri Baudry, M.E.P. (April 11, 1946 – August 6, 1954)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Ningyuanfu 寧遠府 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Stanislas-Gabriel-Henri Baudry, M.E.P. (March 18, 1927 – April 11, 1946)
  • Bishop Joseph-Fructueux Bourgain, M.E.P. (March 31, 1918 – September 30, 1925)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Jianchang 建昌 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Jean-Baptiste-Marie Budes de Guébriant, M.E.P. (later Archbishop) (August 12, 1910 – April 28, 1916)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningyuan Wikipedia


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