Apostolic Prefecture of

Xinxiang 新鄉

China China

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Prefecture Apostolic Prefecture

Name: Xinxiang 新鄉 (中文) / Sinsiang / Xīnxiāng 新乡 (简体中文) / Sinsiangen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Prefect Apostolic (1992 – ...):Bishop Joseph Zhang Wei-zhu (65)Bishop Joseph Zhang Wei-zhu (張維柱) (65)

Ordinaries

Prefects Apostolic of Xinxiang 新鄉 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Zhang Wei-zhu (65)Bishop Joseph Zhang Wei-zhu (張維柱) (65)
(1992 – ...)

Prefect Apostolic of Xinxiang 新鄉 (China)

Born:1958 (China)
Ordained Priest:1985
Consecrated Bishop:1992 (clandestinely)

Prefect Apostolic of Xinxiang 新鄉 (China) (1992 – ...)

Imprisoned since 2021.

Fr. Johannes Schütte (舒德), S.V.D.
(1948 – 1971.11.18)

Born:1913.04.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1939.08.24
Died:1971.11.18 († 58)

Pro-Prefect Apostolic of Xinxiang 新鄉 (China) (1948 – 1971.11.18)

Superior General of Society of the Divine Word (Verbites) (1958.03.28 – 1967.12.15)

Vice-Secretary of Pontifical Commission of Justice and Peace (1968 – 1971.11.18)

Fr. Thomas Megan (米乾), S.V.D.
(1936.07.07 – 1947)

Born:1899.04.12 (Eldora, IA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1926.05.29
Died:1951.10.04 (Hattiesburg, MS, USA † 52)

Prefect Apostolic of Xinxiang 新鄉 (China) (1936.07.07 – 1947)

Luoyang 洛陽 (↙), Xinjiang 新絳 (←), Lu’an 潞安 (↑), Jixian 級縣 (↗), Kaifeng 開封 (↘), Zhengzhou 鄭州 (↓)

Statistics (1950.12.31)

Area: 10,000 km²

Population: 16,040 Catholics (1.3% of 1,200,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 13 parishes, 51 missions

Personnel: 25 priests (3 diocesan, 22 religious), 19 religious (3 brothers, 16 sisters), 7 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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