Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing

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Coordinates: 39°54′03″N 116°22′27″E / 39.900798°N 116.374075°E / 39.900798; 116.374075

Archdiocese of Beijing
Archidioecesis Pechimensis
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Cathedral interior
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Beijing
Coordinates 39°54′03″N 116°22′27″E / 39.900798°N 116.374075°E / 39.900798; 116.374075
Area 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
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Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Li Shan
Website of the Archdiocese
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing
Chinese 天主教北京总教区

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing (Latin: Archidioecesis Pechimensis, Chinese: 天主教北京总教区; pinyin: Tiānzhǔjiào Běijīng zǒng jiàoqū) is an archdiocese located in the city of Beijing in China.


  • 1307: Established as Archdiocese of Khanbalik
  • 1375: Suppressed
  • April 10, 1690: Restored as Diocese of Beijing from the Apostolic Vicariate of Nanjing
  • May 30, 1856: Demoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Chi-Li
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Beijing
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Beijing

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  1. ^ | Statistics - Archdiocese of Beijing
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