Roman Catholic Diocese of Lu’an

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lu’an/Changzhi (Latin: Lunganen(sis), Chinese: 潞安, 長治) (Not to be confused with Lu'an (六安) in Anhui province) is a diocese located in the city of Lu’an in the Ecclesiastical province of Taiyuan in China. Currently, in standard Mandarin, the name of the city is pronounced "Luan". In the local dialect, it was pronounced, "Lu-ngan", which was why early accounts by Christian missionaries call it by that name. The American presbyterian publication "The Chinese recorder and missionary journal, Volume 3" calls it "Lu-ngan-fu".[1]

Diocese of Lu’an

Dioecesis Lunganensis

天主教潞安教区
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceTaiyuan
MetropolitanTaiyuan
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1949)
3,000,000
30,000 (1.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart in Changzhi
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSede Vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopSylvester Li Jian-tang
CoadjutorPeter Ding Lingbin

HistoryEdit

  • October 15, 1696: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Shansi 山西 from the Diocese of Nanjing 南京
  • 1712: Suppressed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Shensi and Shansi 陝西山西
  • March 2, 1844: Restored as Apostolic Vicariate of Shansi 山西 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Shensi and Shansi 陝西山西
  • June 17, 1890: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Shansi 山西南境
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Luanfu 潞安府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Lu’an

LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ REV. JUSTUS DOOLITTLE, ed. (1871). The Chinese recorder and missionary journal, Volume 3. FOOCHOW: American Presbyterian Mission Press. p. 213. Retrieved 2010-06-28.(Original from Harvard University)

Coordinates: 31°45′00″N 116°28′59″E / 31.7500°N 116.4830°E / 31.7500; 116.4830