Roman Catholic Diocese of Yuanling

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Diocese of Yuanling
Dioecesis Iuen-limensis
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Changsha
Metropolitan Changsha
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Methodius Qu Ai-lin
Apostolic Administrator Methodius Qu Ai-lin

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yuanling (Latin: Iuen-limen(sis), Chinese: 沅陵, 辰州) is a Latin Rite diocese located in the county of Yuanling in the Ecclesiastical province of Changsha in China, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. No statistics available.

It is vacant since 1968, but has an Apostolic administrator since 2012.


  • Established on 13 March 1925 as the Apostolic Prefecture of Chenzhou 辰州 (中文) / Shenchow / de Shenchow (Latin), on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Changde 常德 (now a diocese)
  • Promoted on 28 May 1934 as Apostolic Vicariate of Chenzhou 辰州
  • Renamed on 10 December 1934 as Apostolic Vicariate of Yuanling 沅陵
  • Promoted on 11 April 1946 as Diocese of Yuanling 沅陵 (中文) / Chenzhou 辰州 (中文) / Shen-Chou / Yüanlíng / Iüen-limen(sis) (Latin)


(all Roman rite, so far members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Prefects of Chenzhou 辰州 )
  • Father Domenico Langenbacher, Passionists (C.P.) C.P. (born USA) (16 July 1925 – 1929)
  • Fr. Cutbert Martin O'Gara, C.P. (born Canada) (12 February 1930 – 28 May 1934 see below)
Apostolic Vicar of Yuanling 沅陵
  • Cutbert Martin O'Gara, C.P. (see above 28 May 1934 – 11 April 1946 see below), Titular Bishop of Elis (1934.05.28 – 1946.04.11)
Suffragan Bishops of Yuanling 沅陵


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