Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningbo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ningbo/Ningxian (Latin: Nimpuovensis, Chinese: 寧波, 寧縣) is a diocese located in the city of Ningbo in the Ecclesiastical province of Hangzhou in China. The diocese has two cathedral churches but only one has the seat of the bishop. The official cathedral is the one dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus but which used to be dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrow. The other cathedral is the one dedicated to the Assumption of Mary which was rebuilt from 1995–2000. The latter church is a former cathedral.

Diocese of Ningbo

Dioecesis Nimpuovensis

天主教宁波教区
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ningbo.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ningbo
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceHangzhou
MetropolitanHangzhou
Statistics
Area20,059 km2 (7,745 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
6,055,267
17,497 (0.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ningbo
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVacant
Metropolitan ArchbishopSede Vacante

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart was destroyed in a fire on July 28, 2014.[1]

HistoryEdit

  • 1687: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang and Kiangsi 浙江江西 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Fujian 福建
  • October 15, 1696: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang 浙江
  • 1838: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang and Kiangsi 浙江江西
  • 1846: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Chekiang 浙江
  • May 10, 1910: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Eastern Chekiang 浙東
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Ningbo 寧波
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Ningbo 寧波
 
Sacred Heart Cathedral after the fire of 2014

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Ningbo (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Ningbo 寧波 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop André-Jean-François Defebvre, C.M. (戴安德) (December 23, 1926 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Paul-Marie Reynaud, C.M. (趙保祿) (December 3, 1924 – February 23, 1926)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Eastern Chekiang 浙東 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Paul-Marie Reynaud, C.M. (趙保祿) (May 10, 1910 – December 3, 1924)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Chekiang 浙江 (Roman Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Chekiang and Kiangsi 浙江江西 (Roman Rite)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor, Alan. "Scenes From 21st-Century China". Retrieved 27 September 2017.