Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taiyuan

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Archdiocese of Taiyuan
Archidioecesis Taeiuenensis
天主教太原总教区
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan 02 2012-09.JPG
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Taiyuan
Statistics
Area 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,500,000
40,749
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Sylvester Li Jian-tang

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taiyuan (Latin: Taeiuenen(sis), Chinese: 太原) is an archdiocese located in the city of Taiyuan in China.

History[edit]

  • June 17, 1890: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Shansi 山西北境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shansi 山西
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Taiyuanfu 太原府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Taiyuan 太原

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Taiyuan (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Sylvester Li Jian-tang (1994 - present)
    • Archbishop Dominic Luke Capozi, O.F.M. (李路加) (April 11, 1946–1983)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Taiyuanfu 太原府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Dominic Luke Capozi, O.F.M. (李路加) (later Archbishop) (January 12, 1940 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (December 3, 1924–1938)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Northern Shansi 山西北境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (July 7, 1916 – December 3, 1924)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (February 15, 1910 – July 7, 1916)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (March 16, 1902 – November 18, 1909)
    • Saint Bishop Gregorio Maria Grassi, O.F.M. (艾士杰) (June 17, 1890 – July 19, 1900)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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