Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fuzhou

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fuzhou (Latin: Fuceuven(sis), Chinese: 福州) is an archdiocese located in the city of Fuzhou in China.

Archdiocese of Fuzhou

Archidioecesis Fuceuvensis

天主教福州总教区
St. Dominic's Cathedral Fuzhou .webp
St Dominic's Cathedral, Fuzhou
Location
Country China
TerritoryFuzhou; Yong'an, Datian County, Youxi County, Sha County, and Jiangle County of Sanming; Gutian County and Pingnan County of Ningde; Yanping District and Shunchang County of Nanping
Ecclesiastical provinceFuzhou
Statistics
Area32,348 km2 (12,490 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
2,975,730
40,525 (1.4%)
Information
DenominationCatholic
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralSaint Dominic's Cathedral, Fuzhou
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopPeter Lin Jia-shan
Apostolic AdministratorIgnatius Huang Shou-cheng

HistoryEdit

  • 1680: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Fujian from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cochin
  • October 3, 1883: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Fo-kien
  • December 27, 1923: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Fuzhou
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fuzhou

Special churchesEdit

LeadershipEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 26°16′00″N 119°13′01″E / 26.2667°N 119.2170°E / 26.2667; 119.2170