Ignatius C. Wang

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Bishop Ignatius Wang in February 2008

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.

Coat of arms of Ignatius Chung Wang


  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.