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Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanji

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Metropolitan  Shenyang
Cathedral  Cathedral in Yanji
Bishop  Sede Vacante
Country  China
Rite  Latin Rite
Pope  Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop  Paul Pei Junmin
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shenyang

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanji/Yenki (Latin: Ienchiven(sis), Chinese: 延吉) is a diocese located in the city of Yanji in the Ecclesiastical province of Shenyang 瀋陽 in China.



  • July 19, 1928: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Yanji 延吉 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Wonsan
  • April 13, 1937: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Yanji 延吉
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Yanji 延吉
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Yanji 延吉 (Roman rite)
  • Fr. Timotheus Bitterli, O.S.B. (이 디모테오) (Apostolic Administrator April 9, 1954 – October 4, 1985)
  • Bishop Theodor Breher, O.S.B. (April 11, 1946 – November 2, 1950)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Yanji 延吉 (Roman Rite)
  • Fr. Theodor Breher, O.S.B. (later Bishop) (February 5, 1929 – April 13, 1937)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanji Wikipedia

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