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Diocese of Zhouzhi [Chowchich]

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  • Paul Wang Huiyao, Bishop
  • Joseph Wu Qinjing, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 10 May 1951
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Zhouzhi, Shaanxi, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi]
17 June 1932ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Sianfu Prefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi] (erected)
Diocese of Zhouzhi [Chowchich]
10 May 1951ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi] Diocese of Zhouzhi [Chowchich]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Chowchich [Zhouzhi]
Diocese of Zhouzhi [Chowchich]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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