Catholic-Hierarchy DC

Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]

Dioecesis Paotimensis

Show: All | General Information | Historical Details | Ordinaries | Historical Summary | Statistics | Affiliated Bishops, Living | Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Francis An Shuxin, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Beijing [Peking]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 12,000 (4,635 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Baoding, Hebei, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale}
14 February 1910ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Chi-Li {Ce-Li Settentrionale} o Pe-Kin Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale} (erected)
15 April 1924Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Chi-Li {Ce-Li Meridio-Occidentale} (ShentseJi)
Vicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale} (Shulu, AnMvo, Poye, Lihsien, and Kaoyang)
Prefecture Apostolic of Lihsien (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Chi-Li {Ce-Li Centrale} Vicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
25 May 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu (Yihsien, Laishui, and Kwangchang)
Vicariate Apostolic of Peking [Beijing] (San PuÚ)
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Yihsien [Yixian] (erected)
Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Paotingfu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Diocese of Baoding [Paoting, Ching-YŁan]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current Only | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Overview | Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Ad Limina | Conclaves | Consistories | Councils
Eastern Catholic Churches


About Catholic-Hierarchy
Terminology/Site Help
[ Comments/Corrections ] Copyright David M. Cheney, 1996-2024
Code: web_d, v3.4.6, 4 Feb 2024; Data: 14 Apr 2024