Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningxia

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Diocese of Ningxia
Dioecesis Nimsciianus
天主教宁夏教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Suiyuan
Metropolitan Suiyuan
Statistics
Area 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
1,000,000
35,313 (3.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Yinchuan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Li Jing
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Meng Qing-lu

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningxia/Yinchuan (Latin: Nimsciian(us), Chinese: 寧夏, 銀川) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Suiyuan, in north(west)ern China, but depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

No statistics available. Its episcopal see is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, located in the city of Ningxia, in Yinchuan 银川, Ningxia autonomous region.

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(all Roman rite; until 1980 European missionary members of a Latin congregation)[1]

Apostolic Vicars of Ningxia 寧夏
  • Goffredo Frederix, Scheutists (C.I.C.M.) (费达德) (born Belgium) (March 14, 1922 – retired 1930), Titular Bishop of Thagaste (1920.03.08 – 1938.06.18), initially as Apostolic Vicar of Northern Kansu 甘肅北境 (China) (1920.03.05 – 1922.03.08); died 1938
  • Gaspare Schotte, C.I.C.M. (石扬休) (born Belgium) (December 21, 1931 – death 13 January 1944), Titular Bishop of Petinessus (1931.12.14 – 1944.01.13)
  • Charles Joseph van Melckebeke, C.I.C.M. (王守礼) (born Belgium) (March 14, 1946 – April 11, 1946 see below), Titular Bishop of Sufes (1946.03.14 – 1946.04.11)
Suffragan Bishops of Ningxia
  • Charles Joseph van Melckebeke, C.I.C.M. (王守礼) (see above April 11, 1946 – death August 26, 1980)
  • Joseph Ma Zhong-mu (馬仲牧) (first Chinese incumbent) (1984 – ?)
  • uncanonical John Baptist Liu Jing-shan (劉靜山) (1993 – 20 December 2009)
  • Joseph Li Jing (20 December 2009 - ...), succeeded as former Coadjutor Bishop of Ningxia 寧夏 (2007 – 2009).

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Coordinates: 38°28′03″N 106°15′50″E / 38.46750°N 106.26388°E / 38.46750; 106.26388