Georg Weig

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The Most Reverend
Georg Weig
SVD
Titular Bishop of Antandrus
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Bishop Weig circa 1935
Diocese Vicariate Apostolic of Qingdao
Installed June 15, 1928
Term ended October 3, 1941
Predecessor None
Successor Thomas Tien Ken-sin
Other posts Vicar Apostolic of Qingdao
Orders
Ordination February 2, 1907
Consecration September 23, 1926
Personal details
Born (1883-12-14)December 14, 1883
Beratzhausen, Germany
Died October 3, 1941(1941-10-03) (aged 57)
Qingdao, China
Buried St. Michael's Cathedral, Qingdao
Nationality German
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Qingdao, China

Georg Weig, SVD (Chinese name: Wei Changlu) (December 14, 1883—October 3, 1941) was a German prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Prefect of the Apostolic Prefecture of Qingdao (March 18, 1925—June 20, 1928) and Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Qingdao. Bishop Weig's Chinese name was Wei Changlu.[1]

Bishop Georg Weig Tomb.JPG

St. Michael's Cathedral was built and consecrated during Bishop Weig's reign, and he is entombed there. The inscription over his tomb is written in Latin and Chinese, and reads:

Hic

Dormit in Christo
Excellentia Dominus
Dr Georg Weig S.V.D. Primus Vicarius Apostolicus de Tsingtao.
Qui hanc ecclesiam a primis episcopatus sui annis miro animi vigore exstruendam navabat eamque S. Michaeli principi militiae caelestis dedicans die 28.X.1934 sollemniter consecravit.
Exstitit vigilans fidelium pastor animarium juventutis studiosae assiduus fautor. Missionariorum suorum dux prudens providusque pater.
Natus 14.XII.1883 Sacerdos ordinatus 10.II.1907. Episcopus consecratus 23.IX.1926 Piissime Obdormivit in Domino 3.X.1941 R.I.P

His tomb is damaged, having been defaced during the Cultural Revolution, and this is evident from the photo.

Preceded by
none
Apostolic Vicar of Qingdao
1928–1941
Succeeded by
Thomas Tien-ken-sin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Michael's Cathedral". China Daily. February 26, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010.