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Archdiocese of Hankow [Hankou]

Archidioecesis Hancheuvensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 12,120 (4,681 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, 16 Shangai Road, Hankou, Hubei, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Orientale}
2 September 1870SplitVicariate Apostolic of Hupeh {Hu-Pè} Vicariate Apostolic of Northwestern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Occiduo-Settentrionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Occiduo-Meridionale}
Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Orientale}
12 December 1923Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Orientale} Prefecture Apostolic of Hanyang [Hanyang] (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Puchi [Puqi] (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Wuchang [Wuchang] (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Hankow [Hankou]
12 December 1923ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Hupeh {Hu-Pè Orientale} Vicariate Apostolic of Hankow [Hankou]
18 July 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Hankow [Hankou] Mission "Sui Iuris" of Hwangchow (erected)
17 June 1937Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Hankow [Hankou] Prefecture Apostolic of Suixian [Suihsien] (erected)
Archdiocese of Hankow [Hankou]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hankow [Hankou] Archdiocese of Hankow [Hankou]


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

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

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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