Roman Catholic Diocese of Xiwanzi

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xiwanzi/Chongli (Latin: Sivanzean(us), Chinese: 西彎子, 崇禮) is a diocese located in the city of Xiwanzi in the Ecclesiastical province of Suiyuan in China.

Diocese of Xiwanzi

Dioecesis Sivanzeanus

天主教西湾子教区
Location
CountryChina
Ecclesiastical provinceSuiyuan
MetropolitanSuiyuan
Statistics
Area250,000 km2 (97,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
700,000
40,725 (5.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral in Chongli
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSede Vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopPaul Meng Qing-lu

HistoryEdit

  • August 20, 1840: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Mongolia 蒙古 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Liaotung 遼東
  • December 21, 1883: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Central Mongolia 中蒙古
  • March 14, 1922: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Chahar 察哈爾
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Xiwanzi 西彎子
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xiwanzi 西彎子

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Xiwanzi (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Xiwanzi 西彎子 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Leone Giovanni M. De Smedt, C.I.C.M. (December 14, 1931 – April 11, 1946)
    • Bishop Everard Ter Laak, C.I.C.M. (January 12, 1924 – May 5, 1931)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Chahaer 察哈爾 (Roman Rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Mongolia 蒙古 (Roman Rite)

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 40°57′N 115°12′E / 40.950°N 115.200°E / 40.950; 115.200