Francis Hsu

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The Most Reverend
Francis Hsu
Bishop of Hong Kong
Diocese Hong Kong
Installed 30 November 1968
Term ended 23 May 1973
Predecessor Lorenzo Bianchi
Successor Peter Lei
Ordination 14 March 1959
Consecration 7 October 1967
by Lorenzo Bianchi
Personal details
Born (1920-02-20)20 February 1920
Shanghai, Republic of China
Died 23 May 1973(1973-05-23) (aged 53)
British Hong Kong
Denomination Catholic
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Oxford University
St. John's University, Shanghai
Motto Laetus Serviam
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Styles of
Francis Hsu
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style none

Francis Hsu Chen-Ping simplified Chinese: 徐诚斌; traditional Chinese: 徐誠斌; pinyin: Xú Chéngbīn; (20 February 1920 – 23 May 1973), was a Chinese clergyman. He was the third bishop, (the first Chinese one), of the Hong Kong Catholic diocese.

Born into a Methodist family in Shanghai, Hsu joined the Catholic Church when he was teaching at a National Central University in Nanking between 1944 and 1947. He studied at St. John's University, Shanghai in 1936. He was awarded Master of Arts from Merton College, Oxford.[1]

Hsu escaped to Hong Kong in 1950 after the Kuomintang left mainland China. He was later ordained a Priest in Rome on 14 March 1959. Hsu was the editor of Kung Kao Po, a Catholic newspaper in Hong Kong, from 1959 to 1965. On 1 July 1967, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong and Titular Bishop of Orrea. After the resignation of Lorenzo Bianchi in 1969, he was appointed bishop of Hong Kong.

Francis Hsu died in Hong Kong on 23 May 1973 from a heart attack.

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  1. ^ Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 349. 

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Catholic Church titles
New creation Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong
Title next held by
Peter Lei
Preceded by
Lorenzo Bianchi
Bishop of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Peter Lei