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Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]

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  • Francis An Shuxin, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Beijing [Peking]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 12,000 (4,635 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Baoding, Hebei, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale}
14 February 1910ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Chi-Li {Ce-Li Settentrionale} o Pe-Kin Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale} (erected)
15 April 1924Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Chi-Li {Ce-Li Meridio-Occidentale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale}
Prefecture Apostolic of Lihsien (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale} Vicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
25 May 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
Vicariate Apostolic of Peking [Beijing]
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Yihsien [Yixian] (erected)
Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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