Roman Catholic Diocese of Qinzhou

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Diocese of Qinzhou
Dioecesis Zinceuvensis
天主教秦州教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Lanzhou
Metropolitan Lanzhou
Statistics
Area 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
2,500,000
8,548 (0.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Dongguan Cathedral in Tianshui
Current leadership
Bishop John Baptist Wang Ruo-han
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Han Zhi-hai

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Qinzhou/Tsínchow/Tianshui (Latin: Zinceuven(sis), Chinese: 秦州, 天水) is a diocese located in the city of Qinzhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Lanzhou in China.

History[edit]

  • April 28, 1905: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Kansu 甘肅南境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Kan-su 甘肅
  • March 8, 1922: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Eastern Kansu 甘肅東境
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Qinzhou 秦州
  • April 11, 1946.04.11: Promoted as Diocese of Qinzhou 秦州

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