Roman Catholic Diocese of Laohekou

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Diocese of Laohekou
Dioecesis Laohocheuvensis
天主教老河口教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Hankou
Metropolitan Hankou
Statistics
Area 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
2,500,000
20,445 (0.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Sede Vacante

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Laohekou/Laohokow (Latin: Laohocheuven(sis), Chinese: 老河口) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Hankou in central China, but depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral episcopal see is located in the city of Laohekou.

No statistics available. Vacant since 1966, without Apostolic administrator.

History[edit]

  • Established on September 11, 1870 as Apostolic Vicariate of Northwestern Hupeh 湖北西北, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Hupeh 湖北
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Laohekou 老河口 / Laohokow / de Laohokow (Latin)
  • Lost territory on 1936.05.25 to establish the Apostolic Prefecture of Xiangyang 襄陽
  • Promoted on April 11, 1946 as Diocese of Laohekou 老河口 / Laohokow / Laohocheuven(sis) (Latin)

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite; so far European missionary members of Latin congregations) [1]

Apostolic Vicars of Northwestern Hupeh 湖北西北
  • Pascal Bili, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (born Italy) (1876.11.20 – death 1878.05.12), Titular Bishop of Gratianopolis (1876.11.20 – 1878.05.12)
  • Ezechias Banci, O.F.M. (born Italy) (1879.09.30 – death 1903.10.08), Titular Bishop of Halicarnassus (1871.05.06 – 1903.10.08), initially as Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Southern Hunan 湖南南境 (1871.05.06 – succession 1879.09.30)
  • Fabiano Landi, O.F.M. (born Italy)(May 10, 1904 – death June 30, 1920), Titular Bishop of Tænarum (1904.05.10 – 1920.06.30)
Apostolic Vicars of Laohekou 老河口
  • Ermenegildo Ricci, O.F.M. (born Italy) (February 21, 1922 – retired 1929?1930), Titular Bishop of Antipyrgos (1922.02.21 – death 1931.11.23)
  • Apostolic Administrator Father Alfonso Maria Corrado Ferrani, O.F.M. (born Italy) (October 18, 1930 – January 27, 1932 see below)
  • Alfonso Maria Corrado Ferrani, O.F.M. (see above January 27, 1932 – see promoted April 11, 1946 see below)
Suffragan Bishops of Laohekou 老河口

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