Lorenzo Bianchi

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Lorenzo Bianchi
Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong
DioceseHong Kong
Installed26 October 1952
Term ended30 November 1968
PredecessorEnrico Valtorta
SuccessorFrancis Hsu
Orders
Ordination23 September 1922
Consecration9 October 1949
by Enrico Valtorta
Personal details
Born(1899-04-01)1 April 1899
Corteno, Italy
Died13 February 1983(1983-02-13) (aged 83)
Brescia, Italy
BuriedCemetery of Villa Grugana di Calco of the PIME Missionaries, Italy 1983-2014
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (after 2014)[1]
NationalityItalian
DenominationCatholic
Previous post
  • Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong (1949–1951)
  • Titular Bishop of Choma (1949–1951)
  • Titular Bishop of Sorres (1968–1976)
MottoRespice Stellam
Coat of armsLorenzo Bianchi's coat of arms
Styles of
Lorenzo Bianchi
Coat of arms of Lorenzo Bianchi.svg
Reference styleThe Right Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
Posthumous stylenone

Lorenzo Bianchi 白英奇 (1 April 1899 – 13 February 1983) was born in Italy, at Corteno, near Brescia. Mons. Lorenzo Bianchi was ordained Priest of Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) on 23 September 1922 and arrived in Hong Kong on 13 September 1923.

In 1924, Bianchi worked in Sai Kung, New Territories; from 1925 to 1929 in Swa Bue, Hoi Fung District; from 1930 to 1941 (and for a 2nd time from 1948 to 1949) he was the director of Hoi Fung District. He was appointed as coadjutor bishop of Hong Kong on 21 April 1949 and was consecrated titular bishop of Choma on 9 October 1949 and returned to Hoi Fung. He succeeded his predecessor on 3 September 1951 and, after he was released from China, installed on 26 October 1952. He resigned on 30 November 1968 and was appointed the titular bishop of Sorres until 10 October 1976. He returned to Italy 19 April 1969 and there died on 13 February 1983.

The Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) in Hong Kong is named after Bianchi.

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Catholic Church titles
First Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong
1949–1951
Vacant
Title next held by
Joseph Zen
Preceded by
Enrico Valtorta
Bishop of Hong Kong
1951–1968
Succeeded by
Francis Hsu
First — TITULAR —
Bishop of Choma
1949–1951
Succeeded by
Luigi Carlo Borromeo
First — TITULAR —
Bishop of Sorres
1968–1976
Succeeded by
Franz Josef Kuhnle