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Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]

Dioecesis Geholensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Shenyang [Mukden, Fengtien]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Jinzhou, Chaoyang, Liaoning, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Mongolia {Mongolia Orientale}
21 December 1883ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Mongolia Vicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia {Mongolia Occiduo-Meridionale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Mongolia {Mongolia Orientale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou]
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Mongolia {Mongolia Orientale} Vicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou]
2 August 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou]
Vicariate Apostolic of Moukden
Prefecture Apostolic of Szepingkai (erected) (Tao-ciang-tao)
21 January 1932Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou] (Chihfeng, Kienping, Outan, Ningcheng, Weichang, and Kingpeng) Prefecture Apostolic of Chihfeng [Chifeng] (erected)
26 March 1932Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou] (Loupei, Liutung, Liumsi, Tienshan, Kailou, and Soeitung) Prefecture Apostolic of Szepingkai
9 February 1938Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Moukden (Chinchow along with Chin-Hsien, Kin-Si, Hing-Ch'eng, Sui-Chung, and I-Hsien) Vicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou]
Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou] Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]
22 September 2018Territory LostDiocese of Chifeng [Chihfeng]
Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]
Diocese of Chengde (erected) (Chengden (Chengde, Xinglong, Pingquan , Luanping, Longhua, Fengning, Kuancheng, and Weichang along with Shuangqiao, Shuangluan, and Yingshouyingzikuang))


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Jehol [Jinzhou]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 30, Page 162
  • Diocese of Jinzhou [Jehol]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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