Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei

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Archdiocese of Taipei
Archidioecesis Taipehensis
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Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Country Taiwan
Ecclesiastical province Taipei
Area 4,590 km2 (1,770 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
38,037 (0.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 30 December 1949
Cathedral Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Taipei
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan
Emeritus Bishops Matthew Kia Yen-wen Archbishop Emeritus (1978-1989)
Joseph Ti-kang Archbishop Emeritus (1989-2004)
Joseph Cheng Tsai-fa Archbishop Emeritus (2004-2007)
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Website of the Archdiocese
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 天主教台北總教區
Latin name
Latin Archidioecesis Taipehensis

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Taipei (Latin: Archidioecesis Taipehensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Taiwan. Pope Pius XII erected it as the Apostolic Prefecture of Taipei on December 30, 1949, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on August 7, 1952, with the suffragan sees of Chiayi, Hsinchu, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Tainan.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. As the only metropolitan in Taiwan, it is also the primatial see of that country. John Hung Shan-Chuan was appointed Archbishop of Taipei by Pope Benedict XVI on November 9, 2007. Archbishop Hung returned early – after people urged him to return – from a plenary synod of bishops for Asia in August 2009, in order to help give aid to the survivors of Typhoon Morakot.

List of Ordinaries of Taipei[edit]

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