Joseph Fan Heng'an

Joseph Fan Heng'an (simplified Chinese: 樊恒安; traditional Chinese: 樊恆安; pinyin: Fán Héng'ān; 16 October 1882 - 1975) was a Chinese Catholic priest and Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining between 1933 and 1975.

Joseph Fan Heng'an
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining
ChurchCathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Ulanqab
ProvinceSuiyuan
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Jining
Installed10 January 1933
Term ended1975
PredecessorEvaristo Zhang Zhiliang
SuccessorJohn Liu Shi-gong
Orders
Ordination1910
Personal details
Born(1882-10-16)October 16, 1882
Died1975 (aged 92–93)
China
NationalityChinese
DenominationRoman Catholic

BiographyEdit

Fan was born in Chongli County, Hebei on October 16, 1882, during the late Qing dynasty (1644–1911). He was ordained a priest on September 24, 1910. On January 10, 1933, he was appointed titular bishop and apostolic vicar by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining. He was ordained bishop on June 11 of that year in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by Pope Pius XI. When Jining was elevated to the diocese on April 11, 1946, he became bishop. He died in 1975.

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