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Diocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia]

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  • Joseph Li Jing, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Hohhot [SuiyŁan]
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelization
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 200,000 (77,250 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Ninghsia
14 March 1922ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia {Mongolia Occiduo-Meridionale} (Ning-hiatao and Ning-tiao-leang along with Otok, Wuchen, Tjassak, Hang-King (in the Mongol principality) and the Chinese colonies situated on the left bank of the Yellow River, up to the colonies of Wu-yuen-hien inclusive) Vicariate Apostolic of Ninghsia (erected)
Diocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ninghsia Diocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia]
8 January 1948Territory LostDiocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia] (Paotowien) Archdiocese of Hohhot [SuiyŁan]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Ninghsia
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 14, Page 271, and Page 272
  • Diocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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