Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuzhou

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Diocese of Xuzhou
Dioecesis Siuceuvensis
天主教徐州教区
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Xuzhou 2013-01.JPG
Xuzhou Cathedral
Location
Country China
Metropolitan Nanjing
Statistics
Area 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
4,500,000
93,500 (2.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Xuzhou
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Francis Lu Xin-ping

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuzhou/Süchow (Latin: Siuceuven(sis), Chinese: 徐州) is a diocese located in the city of Xuzhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Nanjing in China.

History[edit]

  • July 1, 1931: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Xuzhou 徐州 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Nanjing 南京
  • June 18, 1935: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Xuzhou 徐州
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xuzhou 徐州

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Xuzhou 徐州 (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xuzhou 徐州 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Philip Côté, S.J. (June 18, 1935 – April 11, 1946)

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