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Roman Catholic Diocese of Xinyang

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Metropolitan  Kaifeng
Pope  Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop  Joseph Gao Hong-xiao
Country  China
Rite  Latin Rite
Bishop  Sede Vacante
Area  30,000 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 1950) 6,000,000 13,654 (0.2%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaifeng

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xinyang/Sínyang (Latin: Siniamen(sis), Chinese: 信陽) is a diocese located in the city of Xinyang in the Ecclesiastical province of Kaifeng in China.

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History

  • December 15, 1927: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Xinyangzhou 信陽州 from Apostolic Vicariate of Kaifengfu 開封府
  • April 25, 1933: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Xinyangzhou 信陽州
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xinyang 信陽
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Xinyang 信陽 (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Antonio Pott, S.V.D. (March 8, 1951 – 1954)
  • Bishop Vitus Zhang Zuo-heng (Chang Tso-huan), S.V.D. (張作恆) (April 11, 1946 – November 13, 1949)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xinyangzhou 信陽州 (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Vitus Zhang Zuo-heng (Chang Tso-huan), S.V.D. (張作恆) (July 8, 1941 – April 11, 1946)
  • Bishop Ermanno Schoppelrey, S.V.D. (December 13, 1933 – May 25, 1940)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Xinyangzhou 信陽州 (Roman Rite)
  • Fr. Giorgio Froewis, S.V.D. (August 1, 1928 – 1932)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Xinyang Wikipedia


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