Matthew Kia Yen-wen

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Coat of arms of Matthew Kia Yen Wen

Matthew Kia Yen-wen, (Chinese language: 賈彥文; born January 17, 1925) was a Bishop of Hualien and Chiayi, an Archbishop of Taipei,[1] and is, as of 2015, the Archbishop Emeritus of Taipei. Born in Yuenshi Hsien, Kia was ordained on July 15, 1951 in Tainan, Taiwan. He was appointed the first Bishop of Chiayi on May 21, 1970 and installed on July 16, 1970. He was appointed Bishop of Hualien on December 14, 1974. He became the Archbishop of Taipei on November 18, 1978. He resigned on February 11, 1989.[citation needed]

Preceded by
diocese created
Bishop of Chiayi
1970–1974
Succeeded by
Joseph Ti-kang
Preceded by
diocese created
Bishop of Hualien
1974–1978
Succeeded by
Paul Shan Kuo-hsi
Preceded by
Stanislaus Lokuang
Archbishop of Taipei
1978–1989
Succeeded by
Joseph Ti-kang

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vatican Ties with China are Doubted". The Associated Press. May 12, 1982. Retrieved 23 December 2010.