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Diocese of Chifeng [Chihfeng]

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 21 April 1949
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Shenyang [Mukden, Fengtien]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 75,087 (29,002 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Chifend, Ulanhad, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Chihfeng [Chifeng]
21 January 1932ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou] Prefecture Apostolic of Chihfeng [Chifeng] (erected)
Diocese of Chifeng [Chihfeng]
21 April 1949ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Chihfeng [Chifeng] Diocese of Chifeng [Chihfeng]
22 September 2018Territory LostDiocese of Chifeng [Chihfeng]
Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]
Diocese of Chengde (erected)


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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