Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Hangzhou 杭州

China China

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Hangzhou 杭州 (中文) / Hangchow / Hángzhōu 杭州 (简体中文) / Hamceuven(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Linhai 臨海, Lishui 麗水, Ningbo 寧波, Yongjia 永嘉

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Hangzhou 杭州 (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Matthew Cao Xiang-de (曹湘德)
(2000 – 2021.07.09)

Born:1929.09.16 (唐镇, 上海, China)
Ordained Priest:1985.11
Consecrated Bishop:2000.06.25 (no papal mandate)
Died:2021.07.09 (Hangzhou, 浙江, China † 91)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (2000 – 2021.07.09)

Archbishop John Zhu Feng-qing (朱峰青) (later Bishop)
(1988 – 1997.12.12)

Born:1922 (China)
Ordained Priest:1945
Consecrated Bishop:1988.11.27 (no papal mandate)
Died:1997.12.12 († 74)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (1988 – 1997.12.12)

Archbishop Matthias Wu Guo-huan (吳國煥) (later Bishop)
(1958 – 1987)

Born:1895 (China)
Ordained Priest:1920
Consecrated Bishop:1960.04.27 (no papal mandate)
Died:1990.01.03 († 94)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (1958 – 1987)

Archbishop Jean-Joseph-Georges Deymier (梅占魁), C.M.
(1946.04.11 – 1956.04.02)

Lauretanæ sub tutela Matris ad te concordi tendit impulsu

Born:1886.02.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1912.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1937.05.30
Died:1956.04.02 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Diospolis in Thracia (1937.02.18 – 1946.04.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (1937.02.18 – 1946.04.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (1946.04.11 – 1956.04.02)

Vicars Apostolic of Hangzhou 杭州 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Joseph-Georges Deymier (梅占魁), C.M. (later Archbishop)
(1937.02.18 – 1946.04.11)

(see above)

Bishop Paul-Albert Faveau (田法服), C.M.
(1910.05.10 – 1937.02.18)

Evangelizare pauperibus misit me Monstra te esse Matrem

Born:1859.04.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1886.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1910.10.02
Died:1949.03.23 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Tamasus (1910.05.10 – 1937.02.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Hangzhou 杭州 (China) (1910.05.10 – 1937.02.18)

Special Churches

Tunxi 屯溪 (↙), Yujiang 餘江 (↙), Wuhu 蕪湖 (←), Nanjing 南京 (↖), Suzhou 蘇州 (↑), Shanghai 上海 (↗), Ningbo 寧波 (→), Lishui 麗水 (↓), Jian’ou 建甌 (↓)

Statistics (1950.12.31)

Area: 34,000 km²

Population: 27,003 Catholics (0.4% of 6,467,246 total)

Pastoral Centres: 32 parishes, 30 missions

Personnel: 62 priests (30 diocesan, 32 religious), 120 religious (120 sisters), 2 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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