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Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]

Archidioecesis Singanensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Anthony Dang Mingyan, Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 12,000 (4,635 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Tu-Ti-Miao, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Central Shensi/Chensi {Scen-Si Centrale}
12 April 1911ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Shensi {Scen-Si Settentrionale} Vicariate Apostolic of Central Shensi/Chensi {Scen-Si Centrale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sianfu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Shensi/Chensi {Scen-Si Centrale} Vicariate Apostolic of Sianfu
28 March 1928Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong]
Vicariate Apostolic of Sianfu
Prefecture Apostolic of Ankang [Hinganfu] (erected)
1 November 1931Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Prefecture Apostolic of SanyŁan [Sanyuan] (erected)
3 November 1931Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Mission "Sui Iuris" of Tungchow [Tongzhou] (erected)
17 June 1932Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Prefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi] (erected)
15 November 1932Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Prefecture Apostolic of Fengsiang [Fengxiang] (erected)
Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]
195013,3941,500,000.9%8132163714415ap1951

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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