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Roman Catholic Diocese of Weihui

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Metropolitan  Kaifeng
Cathedral  Cathedral in Anyang
Metropolitan Archbishop  Joseph Gao Hong-xiao
Rite  Latin Rite
Pope  Francis
Country  China
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 1950) 2,500,000 46,000 (1.8%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaifeng

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Weihui/Weíhwei/Jixian (Latin: Ueihoeiven(sis), Chinese: 衛輝, 級縣) is a diocese located in the city of Weihui in the Ecclesiastical province of Kaifeng in China.



  • 1869: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Honan 河南北境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Honan 河南
  • August 2, 1929: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Weihuifu 衛輝府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Weihui 衛輝
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Weihui 衛輝 (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Thomas Zhang Huai-xin (1981 - 2016)
  • Bishop Mario Civelli, P.I.M.E. (祁济众) (July 18, 1946 – February 2, 1966)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Northern Honan 河南北境 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Martino Chiolino, P.I.M.E. (林栋臣) (February 23, 1921 – 1929)
  • Bishop Giovanni Menicatti, P.I.M.E. (梅占魁) (September 12, 1903 – 1919)
  • Bishop Giovanni Domenico Rizzolati, O.F.M. (August 30, 1839 – 1856)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Weihui Wikipedia

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