Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, Shenyang

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Shenyang (in Chinese: 沈阳圣心教堂) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. It is commonly called Nanguan Catholic Church (in Chinese: 南关天主教堂) or officially the Sacred Heart of Jesus Diocesan Cathedral in Shenyang (Chinese: 沈阳耶稣圣心主教座堂) because the bishop of Shenyang Diocese resides here. In 2006 the Vatican agreed to Paul Pei (Pei Jun Min) being installed as the Bishop of Shenyang.[1]


The Catholic church became established in northeastern China in 1838 as the Apostolic Vicariate of Liaotung 遼東 / Manchuria and Mongolia 滿蒙獨立 (The Good News was brought to the Shenyang area by Jean Chenin (in Chinese: 神南诺望), a French missionary, who came in 1861 by way of Yingkou. A church was built in 1861, followed by a nursery and a school. During the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, they were destroyed. Based on the indemnity of the Rebellion, a large cathedral was built by the Paris Foreign Missions Society, which remains the current cathedral ...[2]

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Dalian Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Cathedral of Shenyang, St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun, Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin, etc.
Yuguang Street Church, Dongguan Church, Changchun Christian Church, Harbin Nangang Christian Church, etc


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Coordinates: 41°47′17″N 123°26′47″E / 41.7881°N 123.4464°E / 41.7881; 123.4464