Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Xi’an

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Archdiocese of Xi’an
Archidioecesis Singanensis
天主教西安总教区
西安南堂.jpg
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Xi’an
Statistics
Area 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,500,000
13,394 (0.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St. Francis Cathedral of Xi'an
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Anthony Dang Ming-yan

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Xi’an (Latin: Singanen(sis), Chinese: 西安, 長安) is an archdiocese located in the city of Xi’an in China.

History[edit]

  • April 12, 1911: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Central Shensi 陝西中境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Shensi 陝西北境
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Xi’anfu 西安府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Xi’an 西安

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Xi’an 西安 (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Antony Dang Ming-yan(黨明彥),(2006- )
    • Archbishop Antony Li Du-an(李笃安),(5,April 1987- 25 May 2006)
    • Bishop Pacific Li Huan-de, O.F.M. (李宣德) (Apostolic Administrator January 25, 1952 – 1972)
    • Archbishop Pacifico Giulio Vanni, O.F.M. (萬九樓) (April 11, 1946 – May 10, 1952)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xi’anfu 西安府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Pacifico Giulio Vanni, O.F.M. (萬九樓) (later Archbishop) (June 14, 1932 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Fiorenzo Umberto Tessiatore, O.F.M. (戴夏德) (May 16, 1928 – April 10, 1932)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (December 3, 1924 – January 26, 1927)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Central Shensi 陝西中境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (July 7, 1916 – December 3, 1924)
    • Bishop Auguste-Jean-Gabriel Maurice, O.F.M. (穆理思) (April 12, 1911 – January 1916)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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