Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanzhou

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Diocese of Yanzhou
Dioecesis Ienceuvensis
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit 2012-07.JPG
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Country China
Ecclesiastical province Jinan
Metropolitan Jinan
Area 25,000 km2 (9,700 sq mi)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Yanzhou
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop John Lu Pei-sen
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Zhang Xian-wang

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanzhou/Yenchow (Latin: Ienceuven(sis), Chinese: 兖州) is a diocese located in the city of Yanzhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Jinan in China. The cathedral is now in the hands of the Patriotic Church of China.


  • December 2, 1885: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Shantung 山東南境 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shantung 山東
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Yanzhoufu 兖州府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Yanzhou 兖州


  • Bishops of Yanzhou 兖州 (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Yanzhoufu 兖州府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Theodore Schu, S.V.D. (舒德祿) (November 19, 1936 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Augustin Henninghaus, S.V.D. (August 7, 1904 – June 1935)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southern Shantung 山東南境 (Roman Rite)