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Archdiocese of Lanzhou [Lanchow]

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 250,000 (96,562 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Archbishop's House, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Kansu
21 June 1878ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Kansu (erected)
28 April 1905Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kansu Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Kansu {Kansu Meridionale} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Kansu {Kansu Settentrionale}
28 April 1905Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kansu Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Kansu {Kansu Settentrionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Western Kansu {Kansu Occidentale}
8 March 1922Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Kansu {Kansu Settentrionale} Vicariate Apostolic of Western Kansu {Kansu Occidentale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Lanchowfu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Western Kansu {Kansu Occidentale} Vicariate Apostolic of Lanchowfu
Archdiocese of Lanzhou [Lanchow]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lanchowfu Archdiocese of Lanzhou [Lanchow]

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Lanzhou [Lanchow]
195017,4654,000,000.4%123244396179289ap2002

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


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