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Diocese of Xinyang [Sinyang]

Dioecesis Siniamensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kaifeng [Kaifeng]
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelization
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 30,000 (11,587 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Xinyang, Henan, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Sinyangchow
15 December 1927ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Kaifeng [Kaifeng] (Kaifengfu) (Siangcheng and ShenMu)
Vicariate Apostolic of Nanchang [Nanchang] (Sinyang, Loshang, Chengyang, Sintsai, Jiming, Sftangtsai, Kwangchow, Kwangshan, Shangeheng, KusMh, and Sihsien along with Kioslian, Suiping, and Siping)
Prefecture Apostolic of Sinyangchow (erected)
2 March 1933Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nanyang [Nanyang] (Tongpeh, Miyang, Yeshyen, and Wuyang)
Prefecture Apostolic of Sinyangchow (Siping, Suiping, and Kioshan)
Prefecture Apostolic of Chumatien [Zhumadian] (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sinyangchow
25 April 1933ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Sinyangchow Vicariate Apostolic of Sinyangchow
Diocese of Xinyang [Sinyang]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sinyangchow Diocese of Xinyang [Sinyang]


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Prefecture Apostolic of Sinyangchow
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 20, Page 99, and Page 100
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Sinyangchow
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 26, Page 15, and Page 16
  • Diocese of Xinyang [Sinyang]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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