A - G


Dioceses in China A-G

For the list of the dioceses, the new nomenclature of the Annuario Pontificio was used. Dioceses and their names according to the CPA are shown as cross-references.

All the East, 23.07.1307 Titular Patriarchal See "Tutto l’Oriente in toto dominio Tartarorum”, 1370 supressed


Montecorvino, Giovanni de (1307-28), Tit.-Patriarch




Amoy, see Xiamen



Anguo [Ankwo], 15.4.1924 Apost. Prefecture Lihsien, 13.7.1929 Apost. Vicariate Anguo, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Baoding


Sun (Souen) Dezhen, Melchior (1924-29), Apost. Prefect

Sun (Souen) Dezhen, Melchior (1929-36), Apost. Vicar

Wang Zengyi (Tseng-yi), John Baptist (1937-46) Apost. Vicar

Wang Zengyi (Tseng-yi), John Baptist (1946-51), Bishop

Liu Difen, Stefan (1989-92), Bishop
Wang Feili (?- ?), Bishop



Anhui, see Anqing



Ankang [Hinganfu], 28.3.1928 Apost. Prefecture, for CPA patriotic dioceses of Ankang


Soggiu, Giovanni (1928-30), Apost. Prefect

Barracciu, Berardo (1932-40), Apost. Prefect

Favarato, Emilio (1941-47/48), Apost. Prefect

Maleddu, Pietro (1948-83), Apost. Prefect

Ye Ronghua, John (1987- 2000), Administrator

Ye Ronghua, John (2000-2022), Bishop

Wang Xiaoxun, John (2016-2022), Coadjutor Bishop

Wang Xiaoxun, John (2022- ), Bishop



Anking, see Anqing

Ankwo, see Anguo



Anlong [Lanlung], 16.2.1922 Apost. Prefecture Lanlung [Anlong], 27.4.1927 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of diocese of Guizhou


Carlo, Alexandre (1922-27), Apost. Prefect

Carlo, Alexandre (1927-46), Apost. Vicar

Carlo, Alexandre (1946-52), Bishop



Anqing [Anking, Huai-ning], 21.2.1929 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Archdiocese, for CPA together with Wuhu, Tunxi and Bengbu patriotic diocese of Anhui


Melendro Guttiérez, Federico (1930-46), Apost. Vicar
Melendro Guttiérez, Federico (1946-78), Archbishop

Zhu Hua-yu, Joseph (1997-2005), Bishop

Liu Xinhong, Joseph (2006- ), Bishop



Anyang, see Jixian

Bameng, see Yinchuan



Baoding [Paotíng, Ching-Yüan], 14.2.1910 Apost. Vicariate Central Chi-Li [Ce-Li Centrale], 3.12.1924 name changed to Paotingfu, 11.4.1946 Diocese Paotíng [Baoding], for CPA the diocese of Baoding includes also Anguo and Yixian


Fabrègues, Joseph (1910-23), Apost. Vicar

Montaigne, Paul Leon (1924-30), Apost. Vicar

Zhou Jishi (Chow Chi-shih), Joseph (1931-46), Apost. Vicar

Zhou Jishi (Chow Chi-shih), Joseph (1946), Bishop

Fan Xueyan, Joseph Peter (1951-92), Bishop

Wang Qi-wei (Ki Wei), John (1958-1990), Bishop

Shi Chunjie, Paul (1987-1991/93), Aux.- Bishop

Qu Jingfeng, John (1982-88), Bishop

Zhu Yousan, Joseph (1984-88), Coadjutor

Chen Jianzhang, Peter (1988-92), Coadjutor

Chen Jianzhang, Peter (1992-1994/95), Bishop

Pan Deshi, Matthew (1991-2005), Bishop

Su Zhimin, James (1988-93), Aux.- Bishop

Su Zhimin, James (1993-95), Coadjutor

Su Zhimin, James (1995- ), Bishop

An Shuxin, Francis (1993-2006), Aux.- Bishop

Su Changshan, John (2000-2006), Aux.- Bishop (Coadjutor?)

An Shuxin, Francis (2006-2007), Administrator

An Shuxin, Francis (2007-2010), Coadjutor

An Shuxin, Francis (2010- ), Bishop




Baojing [Paoking, Shaoyang], 9.2.1938 Apost. Prefecture, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Hunan


Lombos, Joseph László (1938-63), Apost. Prefect




Baotou, patriotic diocese created in 1982 in Inner Mongolia, no bishop until today, see Hohhot




Beihai [Pakhoi, Zhanjiang], 1.8.1920 Apost. Vicariate Western Kwangtung [Kuangtong Occidentale], 3.12.1924 name changed to Pakhoi [Beihai], 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of Guangxi diocese


Gauthier, Auguste (1921-27), Apost. Vicar

Deswazières, Gustave-Joseph (1928-29), Apost. Vicar

Penicaud, Jean-Baptiste (1929-40), Apost. Vicar

Deswazières, Gustave-Joseph (1940-46), Apost. Vicar

Deswazières, Gustave-Joseph (1946-59), Bishop

Chen Xu (Chu), Joseph (1994-2003), Bishop

Su Yongda, Paul (2004- ), Bishop




Beijing [Peking], 23.7.1307 Archdiocese Khanbaliq, 10.4.1690 Diocese Peking, 30.5.1856 Apost. Vicariate Northern Ce-Li [Ce-Li Settentrionale], 3.12.1924 name changed to Peking [Beijing], 11.4.1946 Archdiocese Peking [Beijing]


Montecorvino, Giovanni de (1307-28), Archbishop

Firenze, Pietro da (1311-1332), Aux.-Bishop

Thomas (1311-?), Aux.-Bishop
Catalonia, Jerome of (1311-?), Aux.-Bishop

Albuini, Gerardo (1313), Aux.-Bishop

Perugia, Andrea de (1313-18), Aux.-Bishop

Castello, Peregrino da (1313-ca.1320), Aux.-Bishop

Botras, Nicholas de (1333-38), Archbishop

Cosmas, (1338-70 ?), Archbishop

Prato, Guglielmo de (1370-?), Archbishop

Giuseppe (?-before 1403), Archbishop

Domenico (1403-before 1408), Archbishop

Scopper, Conrad (1408 - ?), Archbishop

Carol (before 1410-?), Archbishop?

Giovanni (1410-?), Apost. Administrator

Jacobus (Italianus de Capha or Jacobus Camporea), (1427-41), Archbishop

Leonard, (?-1448 ?), Archbishop

Bartolomeo, the Elder, (1448-?), Archbishop

Bernardo (before 1456), Archbishop

Pelletz, Johannes de (1456-?), Archbishop

Bartolomeo, the Younger, (after 1456-?), Archbishop

Caffa, Alessandro de (died 1483), Archbishop

Grangia, Jacobus de (1483-?), (Arch-) Bishop?

Della Chiesa, Bernardino (1690-1721), Bishop

Purificación, Francisco da (1725-1731), Bishop

Sousa (Souza), Policarpo de (1740-57), Bishop

Laimbeckhoven, Godfried Xavier (1757-87), Apost. Administrator

Salutti, Giovanni (1778-81), Bishop

Gouvea, Alejandro de (1782-1808), Bishop

Sousa (Souza) Saraiva, Joaquim de (1804-08), Coadjutor

Sousa (Souza) Saraiva, Joaquim de (1808-18), Bishop

Monteiro da Serra, Verissimo (1818-26), Bishop-Elect (never confirmed or consecrated)

Pires Pereira, Caetano (1827-38), Administrator

Franca Castro e Moura, João de (1838-47), Administrator

Franca Castro e Moura, João de (1840), Apost. Vicar (declined)

Mouly, Martial-Joseph (1848-56), Apost. Administrator

Anouilh, Jean-Baptiste (1848-58), Coadjutor

Mouly, Martial-Joseph (1856-68), Apost. Vicar

Guierry, Edmond François (1864-68), Coadjutor

Guierry, Edmond François (1868-69), Apost. Vicar

Delaplace, Louis Gabriel (1870-84), Apost. Vicar

Tagliabue, François (1884-90), Apost. Vicar

Sarthou, Jean-Baptiste (1890-99), Apost. Vicar

Favier, Pierre Marie Alphonse (1897-99), Coadjutor

Favier, Pierre Marie Alphonse (1899-1905), Apost. Vicar

Jarlin, Stanislas François (1899-1905), Coadjutor

Jarlin, Stanislas François (1905-33), Apost. Vicar

Vienne de Hautefeuille, Jean de (1919-23), Coadjutor

Fabrègues, Joseph (1923-30), Coadjutor

Montaigne, Paul Léon (1930-33), Coadjutor

Montaigne, Paul Léon (1933-46), Apost. Vicar

Tien Ken-hsin (Tienchensing), Cardinal Thomas (1946-67), Archbishop

Yao Guang-yu (Yao Kwang Yu), Joseph (1959-66), Bishop

Fu Tie-shan, Michael (1979-2007), Bishop

Pei Xiangde, Matthias (1989-2001), Bishop

Li Shan, Joseph (2007- ), Bishop



Bengbu [Pengpu, Peng-Fou], 21.2.1929 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic Anhui diocese


Berutti, Tommaso (1929-33), Apost. Vicar

Cassini, Cipriano (1936-46), Apost. Vicar

Cassini, Cipriano (1946-51), Bishop

Zhou Yi-zhai (Zhou Yizhou), (1958-1983), Bishop

Zhu Hua-yu, Joseph (1983-2001), Bishop



Cangwu, see Wuzhou

Cangzhou, see Xianxian
Canton, see Guangzhou




Caozhou, Heze [Tsaochow], 12.11.1934 Apost. Vicariate Tsaochowfu, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA dioecese of Heze


Hoowaarts, Franz (1934-46), Apost. Vicar

Hoowaarts, Franz (1946-54), Bishop

Li Ming-yuan, Charles (1958-1966/76), Bishop

Wang Dianduo, Joseph (1996-2004), Bishop

Wang Chengli, (?- ), Apost. Administrator



Ce-Kiam, see Ningbo

Ce-Kiam Occidentale, see Hangzhou

Ce-Kiam Orientale, see Ningbo

Ce-Li Centrale, see Baoding

Ce-Li Marittimo, see Tianjin

Ce-Li Meridio-Occidentale, see Zhengding

Ce-Li Meridio-Orientale, see Xianxian

Ce-Li Orientale, see Yongping

Ce-Li Settentrionale, see Beijing

Central Chensi/Shensi, see Xi’an

Central Chi-Li, see Baoding

Central Mongolia, see Chongli-Xiwanzi

Chang-An, see Xi’an



Changde [Changteh], 19.9.1879 Apost. Vicariate Northern Hunan [Hu-Nan Settentrionale], 3.12.1924 changed name into Changteh [Changde], 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Hunan


Suárez, Elia (1881-84), Pro-Vicar [1]

Torre Merino, Saturnino de la (1884-1916), Pro-Vicar

Pérez y Pérez, Luis (1896-1910), Apost. Vicar

Hospital, Juventus Joan (1911-17), Apost. Vicar

Diego y Carbajal, Angel (1917-36), Apost. Vicar

Herrero Garrote, Gerardo (1939-46), Apost. Vicar

Herrero Garrote, Gerardo (1946-65), Bishop

Yang Gao-jian, Michael (1958-95), Bishop




Changsha, 15.10.1696-1762 Apost. Vicariate Houkouang, re-established 1838, 8.4.1856 Apost. Vicariate Hunan, 19.9.1879 name changed to Southern Hunan [Hu-Nan Meridionale], 03.12.1924 name changed to Changsha, 11.4.1946 Archdiocese Changsha, for CPA together with Xiangtan, Baojing, Changde, Lixian, Yuanlin, Yueyang, Hangyang and Lingling patriotic diocese of Hunan


Nicolais, Giovanni Francisco (1696-1712 ?), Apost. Vicar

Visdelou, Claude de (1709/1711-?), Apost. Administrator (Elect)

Maoletti (the Elder), Giambattista (1721-1725), Bishop

Fontana, Giacomo Luigi (1838), Apost. Vicar

Rizzolati, Giuseppe (1839-56), Apost. Vicar

Maresca, Francesco Xavier (1844-1846), Coadjutor

Novella, Giuseppe Giacomo (1847-1851), Coadjutor

Navarro, Miguel (1853-56), Apost. Pro-Vicar

Navarro, Miguel (1856-77), Apost. Vicar

Banci, Ezechias (1871-79), Coadjutor

Semprini, Eusebio Maria  (1876-77), Coadjutor

Semprini, Eusebio Maria (1877-92), Apost. Vicar

Fantosati, Antonio (1892-1900), Apost. Vicar

Mondaini, Giovanni (1902-30), Apost. Vicar

Palazzi, Raffaele Angelo (1928-30), Coadjutor

Baima, Giulio (1930-33), Apost. Administrator

Stanchi, Giacinto Gaudencio (1933-39), Apost. Vicar

Lacchio, Petronio Secundo (1940-46), Apost. Vicar

Lacchio, Petronio Secundo (1946-76), Archbishop

Xiong De-lian (Hieng Teh-hen, Hiong Te Lien), (1958-1966/76), Bishop

Qu Tian-xi, Simon (1987-2000), Bishop

Qu Ailin, Methodius (2012 - ), Bishop



Changteh, see Changde

Changtien, see Zhoucun



Changting [Tingchow], 27.12.1923 Apost. Prefecture, 8.5.1947 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Xiamen

Pelzer, Egbert Maria (1925-45), Apost. Prefect

Lesinski, Werner Johannes (1947-63), Bishop



Changzhi [Lu An], 17.6.1890 Apost. Vicariate Southern Shansi  [Scian-Si Meridionale] 3.12.1924 name changed to Luanfu, 11.4.1946 Diocese Lu An [Changzhi]


Poell, Martin (1890-91), Apost. Vicar

Hofman, Johannes (1891-1901), Apost. Vicar

Timmer, Albert (1901-26), Apost. Vicar

Spruit, Ferdinand (1927-43), Apost. Vicar

Kramer, Frans Gerard Constantin (1946), Apost. Vicar

Kramer, Frans Gerard Constantin (1946-83), Bishop

Li Weidao, Anthony (1982-98), Bishop

Jin Daoyuan, Andrew (2000-2008), Bishop (for CPA not retired)

Li Yi, Ermenegildus (Paul), (1998-2002), Coadjutor

Li Yi, Ermenegildus (Paul) (2002- 2012), Bishop

Ding Lingbin, Peter (2016-  ), Bishop (for CPA Coadjutor)




Chansi and Chensi, see Taiyuan

Chan-tong, see Jinan

Chaohsien, see Zhaoxian

Chaotung, see Zhaotong

Chefoo, see Yantai

Chekian, see Ningbo

Chengchow, see Zhengzhou



Chengde, 22.09.2018 Diocese


Guo Jincai, Joseph (2018- ), Bishop


Chengdu [Chengtu], 1696 Apost. Vicariate Se-Ciuen/Szechwan, 2.4.1856 name changed to Northwestern Szechwan [Se-Ciuen Settentrionale-Occidentale], 11.4.1946 Diocese Chengtu [Chengdu]


Lionne, Artus de (1697-1713), Apost. Vicar

Basset, Jean (1701-07), Apost. Pro-Vicar

Balluère, Jean-François Martin de la (1713-15), Apost. Vicar

Appiani, Luigi (1715 ?), Apost. Vicar (declined nomination)

Müllener, Johannes (1715-42), Apost. Vicar

Ottonio, François d' (1737), Coadjutor

Maggi, Luigi Maria (1738-42), Coadjutor

Maggi, Luigi Maria (1742-43), Apost. Vicar

Martiliat, Joachim-Enjobert de (1743-55), Apost. Vicar

Maigrot, Jean-Baptiste (1753), Apost. Vicar (died before nomination)

Lacerre, Pierre-Antoine(1753), Apost. Vicar (declined nomination)

Reymond, Claude-François de (1756), Apost. Vicar

Kerhervé, Pierre-Jean (1762), Apost. Vicar (declined nomination)

Pottier, François (1767-92), Apost. Vicar

Saint-Martin, Jean Didier de (1783-92), Coadjutor

Saint-Martin, Jean Didier de (1792-1801), Apost. Vicar

Dufresse, Louis Gabriel Taurin (1798-1801), Coadjutor

Dufresse, Louis Gabriel Taurin (1801-1815), Apost. Vicar

Trenchant, Pierre (1802-1806), Coadjutor

Florens, Jean (1807-14), Coadjutor

Fontana, Giacomo Luigi (1817-38), Apost. Vicar

Perocheau, Jacques (1817-38), Coadjutor

Perocheau, Jacques (1838-61), Apost. Vicar

Papin, Pierre-Antoine (1838-1840), Coadjutor (Elect, declined nomination)

Desflèches, Eugène Jean Claude (1843-56), Coadjutor

Pinchon, Jean Theophile (1858-61), Coadjutor

Pinchon, Jean Theophile (1861-91), Apost. Vicar

Dunand, Marie-Julien (1893-1915), Apost. Vicar

Rouchouse, Jacques (1916-46), Apost. Vicar

Rouchouse, Jacques (1946-48), Bishop

Pinault, Henri (1949-83), Bishop

Li Xi-ting (Li Hsi Ying), John (1958-89), Bishop

Liu Xianru, Michael (1992-98), Bishop

Li Zhigang, Simon (2011-2011), Bishop (Elect)
Tang Yuange, Joseph (2016- ), Bishop




Chengting, see Zhengding

Chengtu, see Chengdu

Chen-si, see Yan’an




Chifeng [Chihfeng], 11.1.1932 Apost. Prefecture, 21.4.1949 Diocese Chihfeng [Chifeng], for CPA together with Lintong patriotic diocese of Chifeng


Tchao, Lucas (1932-49), Apost. Prefect

Cheu, Fabian (1949-82), Apost. Prefect

Zhu Wenyu (Zhu Xiang yu; Zhu Weng; Zhu Wen Han), Andreas (1990-2006), Bishop



Chihfeng, see Chifeng

Ching-Yüan, see Baoding



 Chongli-Xiwanzi [Siwantze], 28.8.1840 Apost. Vicariate Mongolia, 11.12.1883 name changed to Central Mongolia [Mongolia Centrale], 14.3.1922 name changed to Tchagar, 3.12.1924 name changed to Siwantze [Chongli-Xiwanzi], 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA together with Xuanhua diocese of Zhangjiakou


Mouly, Martial-Joseph (1840-56), Apost. Vicar

Daguin, Florent (1848-57), Coadjutor

Daguin, Florent (1857-59), Apost. Vicar

Tagliabue, François (1859-65), Pro-Vicar

Bray, Geraud (1865-66), Pro-Vicar

Verbist, Théophile (1866-68), Pro-Vicar

Smorenburg, Antoon-Everhard (1869-71), Pro-Vicar

Bax, Jacques (1871-74), Pro-Vicar

Bax, Jacques (1874-95), Apost. Vicar

Van Aertselaer, Jérôme (1898-1924), Apost. Vicar

Ter Laak, Everard (1914-24), Coadjutor

Ter Laak, Everard (1924-31), Apost. Vicar

De Smedt, Léon Jean Marie (1931-46), Apost. Vicar

De Smedt, Léon Jean Marie (1946-51), Bishop

Zhang Kexing, Melchior (1949-51), Coadjutor

Zhang Kexing, Melchior (1951-88), Bishop

Pan Shao-qing (1958-83), Bishop

Hao Jinli, Andreas (1984-88), Coadjutor or Aux.-Bishop

Xu Lizhi, Philip (1987-92), Aux.- Bishop

Hao Jinli, Andreas (1988-2011), Bishop

Yao Liang, Leo (2002-2009), Coadjutor




Chongqing [Chungking], 2.4.1856 Apost. Vicariate Eastern Szechwan [Se-Ciuen Orientale], 3.12.1924 name changed to Chungking [Chongqing], 11.4.1946 Archdiocese


Desflèches, Eugene Jean Claude (1856-83), Apost. Vicar

Coupat, Paul Eugène (1882-83), Coadjutor

Coupat, Paul Eugène (1883-90), Apost. Vicar

Blettery, Laurent (1890-91), Apost. Vicar

Chouvellon, Félix (1891-1924), Apost. Vicar

Jantzen, Louis Gabriel Xavier (1925-46), Apost. Vicar

Jantzen, Louis Gabriel Xavier (1946-50), Archbishop

Shi Ming-liang, (1963-78), Bishop

Liu Zhong-yu, Simon (1981-92), Bishop

Lo Bei Zhan (Luo Beizhan, Lo Pe Zhan), Paulus (1993-2001), Bishop

Hou Guoyong (Guoyang), Joseph (1989- ), Bishop [2]




Chowchich, see Zhouzhi

Chowtsun, see Zhoucun

Chuchow, see Lishui

Chumatien, see Zhumadian

Chungking, see Chongqing

Coastal Chi-Li, see Tianjin




Dali [Tali], 22.11.1929 Mission "sui iuris", 10.12.1934 Apost. Prefecture,
9.12.1948 Diocese


Erdozainey-Etchard, Pierre (1930-31), Superior

Magenties, Jean-Baptiste (1931-35), Superior

Magenties, Jean-Baptiste (1935-48), Apost. Prefect

Lacoste, Lucien (1948-83), Bishop

Liu Hanchen, Peter (1952-90), Administrator

Zhang Wenchang, Lawrence (2000-2012), Administrator

Ma Yinglin, Joseph (2006- ), Bishop




Daming [Taming, Handan], 11.3.1935 Apost. Prefecture, 8.7.1947 Diocese, for CPA together with Yongnian patriotic diocese of Handan


Szarvas, Nicolas (1946-47), Apost. Prefect

Lischerong, Gáspár (1947-72), Apost. Administrator

Guo Mingye, (1950-66), Apost. Administrator

Zhou Qingyun (1960- ), Bishop

An Shi'en, Simon (1989-2002), Bishop

Chen Bolu (Bailu), Peter (1988-99), Bishop

Yang Xiangtai, Stephen (1996-99), Coadjutor

Yang Xiangtai, Stephen (1999-2017), Bishop

Sun Jigen, Joseph (2011-2017), Coadjutor

Sun Jigen, Joseph (2017- ), Bishop




Datong [Tatung], 14.3.1922 Apost. Prefecture Tatungfu, 14.6.1932 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese


Hoogers, Gerard-Joseph (1923-31), Apost. Prefect

Joosten, Frans (1932), Apost. Prefect

Joosten, Frans (1932-46), Apost. Vicar

Joosten, Frans (1946-47), Bishop

Fan Puhou, (1948-?), Apost. Administrator

Van Buggenhout, Alfons (1950-81), Apost. Administrator

Guo Yingong, Thaddeus (1990-2005), Bishop




Dinhai, see Haizhou

Eastern Chekiang, see Ningbo

Eastern Chi-Li, see Yongping

Eastern Honan, see Kaifeng

Eastern Hupeh, see Hankou

Eastern Kansu, see Tianshui

Eastern Kiangsi, see Yujiang

Eastern Mongolia, see Jinzhou

Eastern Shantung, see Yantai

Eastern Szechwan, see Chongqing




Enshi [Shíhnan], 14.6.1938 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Jingzhou


Gubbels, Natalis (1938-40), Administrator

Hou, John Baptist (1940-42), Apost. Vicar

Gubbels, Natalis (1947-50), Administrator




Fengsiang, see Fengxiang

Fengtien, see Shenyang 




Fengxiang [Fengsiang], 15.11.1932 Apost. Prefecture,  6.6.1942 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese


Wang Tao-nan (Daonan), Sylvester Philip (1933-42), Apost. Prefect

Wang Tao-nan (Daonan), Sylvester Philip (1942-46), Apost. Vicar

Wang Tao-nan (Daonan), Sylvester Philip (1946-49), Bishop

Zhou Weidao (Chow Wei-tao), Anthony (1950-1979/80), Bishop

Ly Jing Feng (Li Jingfeng), Lucas (1980-83), Coadjutor

Ly Jing Feng (Li Jingfeng), Lucas (1983-2017), Bishop

Zhang Zhiyong, Peter (1996-2010), Coadjutor

Li Huiyuan, Peter (2014-2017), Coadjutor

Li Huiyuan, Peter (2017- ), Bishop [3]




Fenyang, 12.5.1926 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese


Chen Guodi, Aloysius (1926-30), Apost. Vicar

Liu Jinwen, Francis (1930-46), Apost. Vicar

Liu Jinwen, Francis (1946-48), Bishop

Lei Zhenxia (Lei Chang-hsia), Simon (1949-70), Bishop

Gao Yong, Anthony (1958-71/80?), Bishop

Huo Cheng, John (1991-2023), Bishop



Fokien, see Fuzhou

Fo-Kien, see Fuzhou

Foochow, see Fuzhou

Fu Shih, see Yan’an

Fu-Chow, see Yujiang

Fu-Kow, see Yujiang

Funíng, see Xiapu




Fushun, 15.1.1932 Apost. Prefecture, 13.2.1940 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPA part of patriotic diocese of Liaoning


Lane, Raymond Louis (1932-40), Apost. Prefect

Lane, Raymond Louis (1940-46), Apost. Vicar

Lane, Raymond Louis (1946), Bishop




Fuzhou [Foochow, Min-Hou], 15.4.1680 Apost. Vicariate Fokien [Fo-Kien], 11.4.1946 Archdiocese Foochow [Fuzhou]


Pallu, François (1680-84), Apost. Vicar

Della Chiesa, Bernardino (1680-84), Coadjutor

Della Chiesa, Bernardino (1684-87?), Apost. Vicar (?)

Varo, Francisco (1687), Apost. Vicar

Maigrot, Charles (1687-1708), Apost. Vicar

Ventallol, Magino (1718-32), Apost. Vicar

Sanz, Pedro (1728-32), Coadjutor

Sanz, Pedro (1732-47), Apost. Vicar

Oscot y Colombres, Hernando (1737-43), Coadjutor

Serrano Frías, Francisco (1745-47), Coadjutor

Serrano Frías, Francisco (1747-48), Apost. Vicar

Pallas y Faro, Francisco (1753-78), Apost. Vicar

Calvo, José (1781-1812), Apost. Vicar

Carpegna Diaz, Roque José (1801-12), Coadjutor

Carpegna Diaz, Roque José  (1812-49), Apost. Vicar

Sála, Tomás (1818-29), Coadjutor

Calderón, Miguel (1831-49), Coadjutor

Badia, Tomás (1842-44)  [4]

Calderón, Miguel (1849-83), Apost. Vicar

Aguilar, Justo Alfonso (1848-65), Coadjutor

Carreras, Vincent (1866-67), Coadjutor

Gentili, Thomas (1868-83), Coadjutor

Masót y Gómez, Salvador (1884-1911), Apost. Vicar

Aguirre Murga, Francisco (1911-41), Apost. Vicar

Labrador Fraile, Theodor (1946-80), Archbishop

Lin Quan, Joseph (1962-91), Bishop

Ye Yishi, John Baptist (1983/84-1992), Bishop

Yang Shudao (Yang Su Tao), John (1987-2010), Archbishop

Zhen Changcheng (Chen Changcheng ), Joseph (1991-2006), Bishop                      

Lin Jiashan, Peter (1997-2010), Coadjutor

Lin Jiashan, Peter (2010-2023), Archbishop [5]




Ganzhou [Kanchow], 25.8.1920 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Diocese, for CPS part of patriotic diocese of Jiangxi

Dumond, Paul Marie (1920-25), Apost. Administrator

Dumond, Paul Marie (1925-31), Apost. Vicar

O’ Shea, John (1927-31), Coadjutor

O’ Shea, John (1931-46), Apost. Vicar

O’ Shea, John (1946-69), Bishop

Chen Du-qing, (1958-1990), Bishop



Guangxi, see Nanning



Guangzhou [Canton],11.5.1848 Apost. Prefecture Kouangtong/Kuangtung, 6.4.1914 Apost. Vicariate, 11.4.1946 Archdiocese


Libois, François-Napoleon (1848-53), Apost. Prefect

Guillemin, Philippe Zephirin (1853-86), Apost. Prefect

Chausse, Augustin (1880-86), Coadjutor
Chausse, Augustin (1886-1900), Apost. Prefect

Mérel, Jean-Marie (1901-14), Apost. Prefect

Mérel, Jean-Marie (1914), Apost. Vicar

Rayssac, Adolphe (1915-16), Apost. Administrator

Budes de Guébriant, Jean-Baptiste (1916-21), Apost. Vicar
Fourquet, Antoine-Pierre-Jean (1923-46), Apost. Vicar

Yang Fujie (Yeung Fuk-tseuk), Boniface (1931-38), Aux.-Bishop

Fourquet, Antoine-Pierre-Jean (1946-47), Archbishop

Deswazières, Gustave-Joseph (1947-50), Apost. Administrator

Tang Yee-ming (Deng Yiming), Dominic (1950-81), Apost. Administrator

Tang Yee-ming (Deng Yiming), Dominic (1981-95), Archbishop

Tcheng Yu-sin (Cheng Yu Sin), (1958), Bishop (Elect?)

Ye Yin-yun, Joseph (1981-90), Bishop

Ping Leung Lin (Lin Binglian), James (1990-2001), Bishop

Gan Junqiu, Joseph (2007- ), Bishop




Guilin [Kweilin], 9.2.1938 Apost. Prefecture, for CPA part of Guangxi diocese


Romaniello, John Angel (1938-83), Apost. Prefect




Guiyang [Kweyang], 15.10.1696 Apost. Vicariate Guizhou, 1715 suppressed; 27.3.1846 Apost. Vicariate Kuiceu/Kouytcheou/ Koueitcheou, 3.12.1924 name changed to Kweyang [Guiyang], 11.4.1946 Archdiocese, for CPA together with Anlong and Shiqian diocese of Guizhou


Turcotti, Carlo (1696-1706), Apost. Vicar

Visdelou, Claude de (1708-37 ?), Apost. Vicar (Elect)

Albrand, Etienne Raymond (1849-53), Apost. Vicar
Faurie, Louis Simon (1854), Apost. Vicar (declined nomination)

Perny, Paul-Hubert (1853-60), Apost. Administrator

Faurie, Louis Simon (1860-71), Apost. Vicar

Lions, François Eugène (1871-93), Apost. Vicar

Guichard, François (1884-93), Coadjutor

Guichard, François (1893-1913), Apost. Vicar

Seguin, François Lazare (1907-13), Coadjutor

Seguin, François Lazare (1913-42), Apost. Vicar

Larrart, Jean (1933-42), Coadjutor

Larrart, Jean (1942-46), Apost. Vicar

Larrart, Jean (1946-66), Archbishop

Chen Yuencai, (1958-?), Bishop

Hu Daguo, Augustinus (1987- 2011), Bishop

Wang Chong Yi, Andreas Anicetus (1988-2014), Bishop

Xiao Zejiang, Paul (2007-2014), Coadjutor

Xiao Zejiang, Paul (2014- ), Bishop




Guizhou, see Guiyang




[1] accoring to Perraud he became Pro-Vicar in 1879.

[2] according to some sources the consecration was not valid

[3] The government-sanctioned Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church of China (BCCCC) recognized him as Bishop of Fengxian since 22.06.2020

[4] several sources assume that Mons. Badia became Coadjutor of Fokien in 1840. But during that time Mons. Calderon was the Coadjutor. Possibly he became Coadjutor of Manila. See

[5] The government-sanctioned Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church of China (BCCCC) recognized him as Bishop of Fuzhou since 09.06.2020.



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