Roman Catholic Diocese of Xianxian

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xianxian/Síenhsíen (Latin: Scienscienen(sis), Chinese: 獻縣) is a diocese located in the city of Xianxian in the Ecclesiastical province of Beijing in China.

Diocese of Xianxian

Dioecesis Scienscienensis

天主教献县教区
KircheXianxian.jpg
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceBeijing
MetropolitanBeijing
Statistics
Area8,400 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
2,200,000
62,000 (2.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart in Xianxian
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJoseph Li Liangui
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Li Shan

HistoryEdit

 
View of the mission at the end of the 19th century
  • May 30, 1856: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Southeastern Chi-Li 直隸東南 from the Diocese of Beijing 北京
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Xianxian 獻縣
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xianxian 獻縣

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Xianxian (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xianxian 獻縣 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop François-Xavier Zhao Zhen-sheng, S.J. (趙振聲) (December 2, 1937 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Henri Lécroart, S.J. (劉欽明) (December 23, 1919 – December 2, 1936)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southeastern Chi-Li 直隸東南 (Roman Rite)

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Coordinates: 38°12′N 116°07′E / 38.200°N 116.117°E / 38.200; 116.117