Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanchang

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Archdiocese of Nanchang
Archidioecesis Nanciamensis
天主教南昌总教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Nanchang
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
4,872,691
25,996 (0.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Nanchang
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop John Wu Shi-zhen

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanchang (Latin: Nanciamen(sis), Chinese: 南昌) is an archdiocese based in the city of Nanchang in China.

History[edit]

  • 1696: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Kiangsi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang and Kiangsi
  • 1838: Suppressed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang and Kiangsi
  • 1846: Restored as Apostolic Vicariate of Kiangsi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang and Kiangsi
  • August 19, 1879: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Kiangsi
  • August 25, 1920: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Jiujiang
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nanchang
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nanchang

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Nanchang 南昌 (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop John Wu Shi-zhen (1991 - present)
    • Archbishop Joseph Zhou Ji-shi, C.M. (周濟世) (July 18, 1946–1972)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Nanchang 南昌 (Roman Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Northern Kiangsi 江西北境 (Roman Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kiangsi 江西 (Roman Rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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