St. Theresa's Cathedral, Changchun

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Coordinates: 43°53′27″N 125°20′49″E / 43.890895°N 125.346966°E / 43.890895; 125.346966

St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun (in Chinese: 长春圣德肋撒教堂) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. It is also called Changchun City Catholic Church or St. Theresa's Diocesan Cathedral (Chinese: 圣德肋撒主教座堂) in Changchun because the bishop of Jilin Diocese moved here in 1994, from Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral of Jilin City.

St. Theresa's Cathedral of Changchun (2009)

A Brief history[edit]

Its brief history is as follows:[1]

  • 1895: A French father arrived in the Changchun area, spreading the Good news
  • 1898: A church was built at the present site
  • 1912: A school was built next to the church, which is now Changchun City's No. 104 Middle School
  • 1930: The construction of a cathedral was started and completed two years later
  • Since 1959: as the Dioceses in China were made to match the political Provinces, there have been seven bishops in Jilin Diocese, of whom three were French and the rest were Chinese.
  • 1969-1979: During the Cultural Revolution, all religiuous activities stopped. The cathedral was used as a storage of books, and a fire in 1979 abolished the cathedral building, except the front side (entrance)
  • 1994: The bishop of Jilin Diocese moved here, from Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral (Chinese: 耶稣圣心教堂) in Jilin City.
  • 2008: The re-building of the cathedral was completed. Rededication ceremonies held in December.

See also[edit]

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

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