Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lanzhou

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Archdiocese of Lanzhou
Archidioecesis
天主教兰州总教区
Location
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Lanzhou
Statistics
Area 250,000 km2 (97,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
4,000,000
17,465 (0.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Lanzhou
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Han Zhi-hai

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lanzhou (Latin: Lanceuven(sis), Chinese: 蘭州 ,皋蘭) is an archdiocese located in the city of Lanzhou in China.

History[edit]

  • June 21, 1878: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Kan-su from the Apostolic Vicariate of Central Shensi
  • April 28, 1905: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Kansu
  • March 8, 1922: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Western Kansu
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Lanchowfu
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lanzhou

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Lanzhou 蘭州 (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Joseph Han Zhi-hai (2003–present)
    • Archbishop Philip Yang Li-bo (1981 - 1998)
    • Archbishop Theodor Buddenbrock, S.V.D. (April 11, 1946 – January 18, 1959)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Lanchowfu 蘭州府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Theodor Buddenbrock, S.V.D. (later Archbishop) (November 25, 1924 – April 11, 1946)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Western Kansu 甘肅西境 (Roman Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Northern Kansu 甘肅北境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Uberto Otto, C.I.C.M. (June 20, 1890 – 1918)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 38°02′N 103°48′E / 38.033°N 103.800°E / 38.033; 103.800