Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taiyuan

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Archdiocese of Taiyuan
Archidioecesis Taeiuenensis
天主教太原总教区
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan 02 2012-09.JPG
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Taiyuan
Statistics
Area 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,500,000
40,749
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Taiyuan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Meng

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taiyuan (Latin: Taeiuenen(sis), Chinese: 太原) is an archdiocese located in the city of Taiyuan in China.

History[edit]

  • June 17, 1890: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Shansi 山西北境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shansi 山西
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Taiyuanfu 太原府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Taiyuan 太原

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Taiyuan (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Sylvester Li Jian-tang (1994–present)
    • Archbishop Domenico Luca Capozi, O.F.M. (李路加) (April 11, 1946 – 1983)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Taiyuanfu 太原府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Domenico Luca Capozi, O.F.M. (李路加) (later Archbishop) (January 12, 1940 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (December 3, 1924 – 1938)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Northern Shansi 山西北境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (July 7, 1916 – December 3, 1924)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (February 15, 1910 – July 7, 1916)
    • Bishop Agapito Augusto Fiorentini, O.F.M. (鳳朝瑞) (March 16, 1902 – November 18, 1909)
    • Saint Bishop Gregorio Maria Grassi, O.F.M. (艾士杰) (June 17, 1890 – July 19, 1900)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 37°53′00″N 112°33′22″E / 37.8834°N 112.5560°E / 37.8834; 112.5560