Diocese of Qichun

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Diocese of Qichun
Basic data
Country People's Republic of China
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Hankow
Diocesan bishop Sedis vacancy
founding 1929
surface 28,000 km²
Residents 3,747,308 ( 12/31/1950 / AP2002 )
Catholics 15,946 ( 12/31/1950 / AP2002 )
proportion of 0.4%
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Standard Chinese

The Diocese of Qichun ( Latin : Dioecesis Chiceuvensis ) is a Roman Catholic diocese based in Qichun in the People's Republic of China .


Pope Pius XI founded the Mission sui juris Hwangchow with the Breve Tum ex Delegato on July 18, 1929 from the cession of territory by the Apostolic Vicariate Hankow . She was elevated to the Apostolic Prefecture on June 1, 1932 .

On January 27, 1936 she was raised with the Bull Quidquid catholico to the Apostolic Vicariate , took the name Apostolic Vicariate Kichow and integrated part of the territory of the Apostolic Vicariate Anking . With the Apostolic Constitution Quotidie Nos it was raised to the diocese on April 11, 1946.


Apostolic Superior of Hwangchow

Apostolic Prefect of Hwangchow

  • Ruggero Raffaele Cazzanelli OFM (June 1, 1932 - January 27, 1936)

Apostolic Vicar of Kichow

  • Ruggero Raffaele Cazzanelli OFM (January 27, 1936–1941)

Bishop of Qichun

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