Roman Catholic Diocese of Xianxian

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Diocese of Xianxian
Dioecesis Scienscienensis
天主教献县教区
KircheXianxian.jpg
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Beijing
Metropolitan Beijing
Statistics
Area 8,400 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
2,200,000
62,000 (2.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Xianxian
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Li Liangui
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Li Shan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xianxian/Síenhsíen (Latin: Scienscienen(sis), Chinese: 獻縣) is a diocese located in the city of Xianxian in the Ecclesiastical province of Beijing in China.

History[edit]

View of the mission at the end of the 19th century
  • May 30, 1856: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Southeastern Chi-Li 直隸東南 from the Diocese of Beijing 北京
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Xianxian 獻縣
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xianxian 獻縣

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Xianxian (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xianxian 獻縣 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop François-Xavier Zhao Zhen-sheng, S.J. (趙振聲) (December 2, 1937 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Henri Lécroart, S.J. (劉欽明) (December 23, 1919 – December 2, 1936)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southeastern Chi-Li 直隸東南 (Roman Rite)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°12′N 116°07′E / 38.200°N 116.117°E / 38.200; 116.117