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Diocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy]

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  • Joseph Cai Bingrui, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Fuzhou [Foochow]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 30,000 (11,587 Square Miles)
  • Description: (See also Kinmen)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Kulangsu, Xiamen, Fujian, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Amoy
3 December 1883ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Fo-Kien Vicariate Apostolic of Amoy (erected)
13 July 1913Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Amoy Prefecture Apostolic of Formosa Island {Isola Formosa) (erected)
Diocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Amoy Diocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy]
25 September 1968Territory LostDiocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy] Apostolic Administration of Kinmen or Quemoy Islands and Matzu (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy]

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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