Ignatius C. Wang

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Ignatius Chung Wang
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco
Titular Bishop of Sitipa
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Bishop Ignatius Wang in February 2008
Archdiocese San Francisco
Appointed December 13, 2002
Installed January 30, 2003
Term ended May 16, 2009
Other posts Titular Bishop of Sitipa
Ordination July 4, 1959
Consecration January 30, 2003
by William Levada, Patrick Joseph McGrath, and John Charles Wester
Personal details
Born (1934-02-27) February 27, 1934 (age 83)
Peking, China
Motto Quid retribuam Domino
Styles of
Ignatius Chung Wang
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Ignatius Chung Wang (born February 27, 1934, Beijing, China) is an American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco from 2002-2009. Consecrated on January 30, 2003 as the titular bishop of Sitipa,[1] Wang is the first Asian American and Chinese American to be appointed to the office of bishop.[2][3][4]

On May 16, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI received the resignation of Bishop Wang in accordance with canons 411 and 401 para. 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bishop Ignatius Chung Wang". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  2. ^ Donovan, Gill (2003). "National Catholic Reporter article". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 2007-04-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Chinese-american Becomes 1st Asian Catholic Bishop In U.s.". Orlando Sentinel. 15 December 2002. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Michael O. Garvey (21 September 2003). "First Asian-American Catholic bishop to speak Sept. 29". Notre Dame News. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco
Succeeded by