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Diocese of Kangding [Kangting]

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Chongqing [Chungking]
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 160,000 (61,800 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Bishop's House, Kangding, Sichuan, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Lhassa
27 March 1846ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Tibet-Hindustan Vicariate Apostolic of Lhassa (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Thibet
28 July 1868Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lhassa Vicariate Apostolic of Thibet
Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Thibet Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu
15 February 1929Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta (Remaining part of Sikkim)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu (English Bhutan (Kalimpong) and part of Sikkim)
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Sikkim (erected)
Diocese of Kangding [Kangting]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu Diocese of Kangding [Kangting]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Kangding [Kangting]

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Lhassa
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 122
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Diocese of Kangding [Kangting]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313
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