Catholic Hierarchy in China since 1307


I have studied the history of the bishops of China and their dates of consecration for more than 20 years along with Dr. Manfred Kierein and Charles Bransom.

The research which was published in my book in 2012 now appears on this website. It has been supplemented by photographic material and documents which have been made available to me by various agencies, archives, and private collectors.

Andreas Brender.


I started to update some of the pages. So I need to update in the upcoming weeks also many internal links. Sorry for some missing or wrong running links.



Additions 2018

Additions 2017

Additions 2016