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Diocese of Jilin [Kirin]

Dioecesis Chilinensis

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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
  • Square Kilometers: 163,000 (62,958 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Kiang-Yen-Chien, Jilin, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Manchuria {Manciuria Settentrionale}
10 May 1898SplitVicariate Apostolic of Liaotung and Manchuria Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Manchuria {Manciuria Meridionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Manchuria {Manciuria Settentrionale}
19 March 1922Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Northern Manchuria {Manciuria Settentrionale} (Yenki and Ilam) Vicariate Apostolic of Wonsan
Vicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin]
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Manchuria {Manciuria Settentrionale} Vicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin]
9 July 1928Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin] (Lorig-Kiang, Eouloun, and Seiheu) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Tsitsihar [Qiqihar] (erected)
15 March 1939Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin] (Tung-peh and Lung-chen) Prefecture Apostolic of Qiqihar [Tsitsihar]
Diocese of Jilin [Kirin]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin] Diocese of Jilin [Kirin]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Jilin [Kirin]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Kirin [Jilin]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Diocese of Jilin [Kirin]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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