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Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]

Archidioecesis Nannimensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Archbishop's House, Nanning, Guanxi, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi)
6 August 1875ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Kouangtong (Kwangtung, Guangdong) Prefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi) (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi
6 June 1914ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kuamsi (Kwangsi, Guangxi) Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi
16 February 1922Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi
Prefecture Apostolic of Lanlung [Anlong] (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning]
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi Vicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning]
30 June 1930Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] (Wuchow, Waitsap, Tangyuen, Pingnam, Shumkai, Jungyun, Paklow, Luckchuen, Pokpak, Hohsien, Sunto, CMuping, Mungshan, and Watlam, excluding Tai-ou-Tung) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Wuchow [Wuzhou] (erected)
10 January 1933Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] (Pingo, Laipo, Chuncyun, Fuchun, Kungshing, Yangso, Tingfuki Kuhoa, Kweilin, Lungshing, Yning, Lingehun, Hingan, Kwanycmg, Siyen, and Chuanchow along with the territory of the Yao tribe) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Wuchow [Wuzhou]
Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nanning [Nanning] Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Archdiocese of Nanning [Nanning]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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