Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suiyuan

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suiyuan/Hohhot (Latin: Soeiiüenen(sis), Chinese: 綏遠, 呼和浩特) is an archdiocese located in the city of Hohhot in China.

Archdiocese of Suiyuan

Archidioecesis Soeiiüenensis

天主教绥远总教区
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceSuiyuan
Statistics
Area100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
1,065,775
41,932 (3.9%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart in Hohhot
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopPaul Meng Qinglu

HistoryEdit

  • December 21, 1883: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Southwestern Mongolia 西南蒙古 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Mongolia 蒙古
  • March 14, 1922: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Suiyuan
  • 1946.04.11: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Suiyuan 綏遠

LeadershipEdit

  • Archbishops of Suiyuan (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Suiyuan 綏遠 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Louis Morel, C.I.C.M. (later Archbishop) (March 21, 1938 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Louis van Dyck, C.I.C.M. (葛崇德) (August 10, 1915 – December 5, 1937)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia 西南蒙古 (Roman Rite)

Suffragan diocesesEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 40°48′38″N 111°38′48″E / 40.81067°N 111.64670°E / 40.81067; 111.64670