Roman Catholic Diocese of Nanyang

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nanyang (Latin: Naniamen(sis), Chinese: 南陽) is a diocese located in the city of Nanyang in the Ecclesiastical province of Kaifeng in China.

Diocese of Nanyang

Dioecesis Naniamensis

天主教南阳教区
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceKaifeng
MetropolitanKaifeng
Statistics
Area12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
4,025,000
22,807 (0.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph in Nanyang
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJoseph Zhu Bao-yu
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Gao Hong-xiao

HistoryEdit

  • 1844: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Honan 河南 from the Diocese of Nanjing 南京
  • August 28, 1882: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Honan 河南南境
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nanyangfu 南陽府
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Nanyang 南陽

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Nanyang 南陽 (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Joseph Zhu Bao-yu (朱宝玉) (June 30, 2011 – present)
    • Bishop Joseph Jin De-chen (靳德辰) (1981 - 2011)
    • Bishop Pietro Massa, P.I.M.E. (梅先春) (April 11, 1946 – February 19, 1978)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Nanyangfu 南陽府 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Pietro Massa, P.I.M.E. (梅先春) (March 29, 1938 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Flaminio Belotti, P.I.M.E. (包海容) (June 14, 1917 – 1937)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Southern Honan 河南南境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Simeone Volonteri, P.I.M.E. (安西满) (September 1, 1882 – December 21, 1904)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Honan 河南 (Roman Rite)

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