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Roman Catholic Diocese of Wanxian

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Country  China
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  20,000 km²
Metropolitan  Chongqing
Pope  Francis
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2009) 1,700,000 60,000 (3.5%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Longbao
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chongqing

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wanxian/Wanhsíen (Latin: Uanscienen(sis), Chinese: 萬縣) is a diocese located in Wanxian in the Ecclesiastical province of Chongqing in China.

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History

  • August 2, 1929: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Wanxian 萬縣 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Chongqing 重慶
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Wanxian 萬縣
  • Special churches

  • Former Cathedral:
  • 聖母始胎無原罪天主堂
    真原堂
    (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Wanzhou
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Wanxian 萬縣 (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Paul He Zeqing (December 13, 2008 – Present)
  • Bishop Joseph Xu Zhixuan (July 31, 1989 Appointed Coadjutor Bishop;succeeded as ordinary on Jan 10, 2001; Dec 8, 2008 Died)
  • Bishop Matthias Duan Yin-ming (Tuan In-Min) (段蔭明) (June 9, 1949 – January 10, 2001)
  • Bishop Francis Xavier Wang Ze-pu (Wang Tse-pu) (王澤浦) (April 11, 1946 – July 3, 1947)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Wanxian 萬縣 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Francis Xavier Wang Ze-pu (Wang Tse-pu) (王澤浦) (December 16, 1929 – April 11, 1946)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Wanxian Wikipedia


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