Roman Catholic Diocese of Hanzhong

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Diocese of Hanzhong
Dioecesis Hanciomensis
天主教汉中教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Xi’an
Metropolitan Xi’an
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,500,000
19,060 (1.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Hanzhong
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Louis Yu Runshen
Metropolitan Archbishop Anthony Dang Ming-yan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hanzhong/Nancheng (Latin: Hanciomen(sis), Chinese: 漢中, 南鄭) is a diocese located in the city of Hanzhong in the Ecclesiastical province of Xi'an in China.

History[edit]

  • August 2, 1887: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Shensi 陝西南境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shensi 陝西
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Hanzhongfu 漢中府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Hanzhong 漢中

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Hanzhong 漢中 (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Louis Yu Run-shen (1986 - present)
    • Bishop Bartholomew Yu Cheng-ti (1984 - 2003)
    • Bishop Giuseppe Maggi, P.I.M.E. (孟守道) (January 13, 1949 – August 17, 1963)
    • Bishop Mario Civelli, P.I.M.E. (祁济众) (April 11, 1946 – February 2, 1966)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Hanzhongfu 漢中府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Mario Civelli, P.I.M.E. (祁济众) (March 11, 1935 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Lorenzo Balconi, P.I.M.E. (巴) (later Archbishop) (March 7, 1928–1935)
    • Bishop Antonio Maria Capettini, P.I.M.E. (康) (December 3, 1924–1925)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southern Shensi 陝西南境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Antonio Maria Capettini, P.I.M.E. (康) (April 2, 1919 – December 3, 1924)
    • Bishop Pio Giuseppe Passerini, P.I.M.E. (拔士林) (March 29, 1895 – April 24, 1918)

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