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Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]

Archidioecesis Nannimensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Archbishop's House, Nanning, Guanxi, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi)
6 August 1875ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Kouangtong (Kwangtung, Guangdong) Prefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi) (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi
6 June 1914ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi) Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi
16 February 1922Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow) (Panhien, Pougan, Ganlan, Hinjen, Hiny, Tchenfong, Lanlong, Tsehen, and Loufou along with Matchang, Nicoutchang, Tchehiang (in Kouanlin) and Potang, Hohon, Yangkia, and Cheten (in Tseyuin))
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi (Liniun, Silong, and Silin)
Prefecture Apostolic of Lanlung [Anlong] (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning]
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi Vicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning]
30 June 1930Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] (Wuchow, Waitsap, Tangyuen, Pingnam, Shumkai, Jungyun, Paklow, Luckchuen, Pokpak, Hohsien, Sunto, CMuping, Mungshan, and Watlam, excluding Tai-ou-Tung) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Wuchow [Wuzhou] (erected)
10 January 1933Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] (Pingo, Laipo, Chuncyun, Fuchun, Kungshing, Yangso, Tingfuki Kuhoa, Kweilin, Lungshing, Yning, Lingehun, Hingan, Kwanycmg, Siyen, and Chuanchow along with the territory of the Yao tribe) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Wuchow [Wuzhou]
Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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