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Diocese of Hanzhong [Hanchung]

Dioecesis Hanciomensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Xi’an [Sian, Chang-An]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Ming-Teh-kie, Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Shensi {Scen-Si Meridionale}
6 July 1887SplitVicariate Apostolic of Scen-Si (Chen-si, Shensi) Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Shensi {Scen-Si Settentrionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Shensi {Scen-Si Meridionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu)
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Southern Shensi {Scen-Si Meridionale} Vicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu)
28 March 1928Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu) (Tze-yang, Pingli, Ning-shen, Shig-chuan, Sun-yang, Han-yin, Chuan-ping, Pai-ho, and Hinganfu (or An-kang))
Vicariate Apostolic of Sianfu (Siao-yi, Chen-an, and Shan-yang)
Prefecture Apostolic of Ankang [Hinganfu] (erected)
20 December 1930Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu) (Chemping) Prefecture Apostolic of Ankang [Hinganfu]
Diocese of Hanzhong [Hanchung]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu) Diocese of Hanzhong [Hanchung]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Hanzhong [Hanchung]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Hanchung [Hanzhong] (Hanchungfu)
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Diocese of Hanzhong [Hanchung]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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