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Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Guangzhou [Canton]
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelization
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 20,000 (7,725 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Shantou, Guangdong, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu
6 April 1914ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Kouangtong (Kwangtung, Guangdong) Vicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou]
18 August 1915Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kiaotsu Vicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou]
20 February 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou] (Kaying, Taipu, Pingyun, Hingning, Lungchun, Chenping, Hoping, Linping, and Chongloh (except Chong-San)) Prefecture Apostolic of Kaying [Meixian] (erected)
Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Swatow [Shantou] Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Shantou [Swatow]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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