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Diocese of Shanghai [Shanghai]

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Nanjing [Nanking]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 10,000 (3,862 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: St.-Joseph Church, Szechwan Road South, Shanghai, Jiangsu, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Shanghai [Shanghai]
13 December 1933ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Nanking [Nanjing] Vicariate Apostolic of Shanghai [Shanghai] (erected)
Diocese of Shanghai [Shanghai]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Shanghai [Shanghai] Diocese of Shanghai [Shanghai]
9 June 1949Territory LostDiocese of Shanghai [Shanghai] Prefecture Apostolic of Haizhou [Haichow, Donghai, Tunghai] (erected)
Diocese of Suzhou [Soochow] (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Yangzhou [Yangchow] (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Shanghai [Shanghai]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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