Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guiyang

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Archdiocese of Guiyang
Archidioecesis Coeiiamensis
天主教贵阳总教区
Location
Country  China
Ecclesiastical province Guiyang
Statistics
Area 100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
7,000,000
24,713 (0.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Joseph in Guiyang
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Xiao Zejiang

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guiyang/Kweyang (Latin: Coeiiamen(sis), simplified Chinese: 贵阳; traditional Chinese: 貴陽) is an archdiocese located in the city of Guiyang in China.

History[edit]

  • October 15, 1696: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Kweichow from the Apostolic Vicariate of Fujian
  • 1715: Suppressed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Szechwan
  • March 27, 1846: Restored as Apostolic Vicariate of Kweichow from the Apostolic Vicariate of Szechwan
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Guiyang
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guiyang

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Guiyang (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Guiyang 貴陽 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Jean Larrart, M.E.P. (later Archbishop) (September 13, 1942 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop François-Lazare Seguin, M.E.P. (December 3, 1924 – September 11, 1942)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kweichow 貴州 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop François-Lazare Seguin, M.E.P. (October 21, 1913 – December 3, 1924)
    • Bishop François-Eugène Lions, M.E.P. (December 22, 1871 – April 24, 1893)
    • Bishop Louis-Simon Faurie, M.E.P. (胡缚理) (1853 – June 21, 1871)
    • Bishop Etienne-Raymond Albrand, M.E.P. (白斯德望) (August 13, 1846 – April 22, 1853)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 26°35′00″N 106°43′01″E / 26.5833°N 106.7170°E / 26.5833; 106.7170