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Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]

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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Guangzhou [Canton]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 20,000 (7,725 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Shantou, Guangdong, China

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu
6 April 1914ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou]
18 August 1915Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu Vicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou]
Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou] Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]
195030,0005,000,000.6%59595081530ap2002

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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