Roman Catholic Diocese of Fengxiang

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Diocese of Fengxiang

Dioecesis Fomsiamensis

天主教凤翔教区
凤翔教区主教座堂.jpg
Cathedral of St Joseph in Fengxiang
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical provinceXi’an
MetropolitanXi’an
Statistics
Area12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,000,000
8,504 (0.9%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph in Fengxiang
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPeter Li Hui-yuan
Metropolitan ArchbishopAnthony Dang Ming-yan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fengxiang (Latin: Fomsiamen(sis), Chinese: 鳳翔) is a diocese located in the city of Fengxiang in the Ecclesiastical province of Xi’an in China.

It is believed that this diocese, headed by Bishop Luke Li Jingfeng until his death late in 2017, is the only one in China where neither the laity nor the bishop belong to the Communist-ruled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. From 2017, the bishop is 54 years old Msgr. Peter Li Huiyuan.[1]

History[edit]

  • November 15, 1932: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Fengxiangfu 鳳翔府 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Xi’anfu 西安府
  • June 9, 1942: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Fengxiangfu 鳳翔府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Fengxiang 鳳翔

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Fengxiang 鳳翔 (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Fengxiangfu 鳳翔府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Philip Silvester Wang Tao-nan, O.F.M. (王道南) (June 9, 1942 – April 11, 1946)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Fengxiangfu 鳳翔府 (Roman Rite)
    • Fr. Philip Silvester Wang Tao-nan, O.F.M. (王道南) (later Bishop) (October 26, 1933 – June 9, 1942)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fengxiang, 200 faithful in standoff with 600 policemen who want to destroy the Marian shrine of Mujiaping". www.asianews.it.

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