The Archdiocese of Nanning ( lat. Archidioecesis Nannimensis ) is the archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church with its center in the city of Nanning , China . Wuzhou Diocese enters the Nanning Metropolis. The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Nanning is the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary .
|Archdiocese of Nanning|
|Main city||Nanning , China|
|Founding date||August 6, 1875|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Diocese population||6,000,000 people|
|The number of Catholics||7.584 people|
On August 6, 1875, Pope Pius IX issued the Simul ac bree , which established the Apostolic Prefecture of Guangxi, selecting it from the Apostolic Vicariate of Guangdong-Guangxi (today the Archdiocese of Guangzhou ). The leadership of the apostolic prefecture was entrusted to the Catholic missionary organization Paris Society for Foreign Missions .
On June 6, 1914, the Apostolic Prefecture of Guangxi was transformed into an Apostolic Vicariate .
On February 6, 1922, the Apostolic Vicariate of Guangxi transferred part of his territory for the construction of the new Apostolic Prefecture of Nanlong (today the Diocese of Nanlong ).
On December 3, 1924, the Apostolic Vicariate of Guangxi was renamed the Apostolic Vicariate of Nanning.
On June 30, 1930, the apostolic vicariate of Nanning transferred part of his territory to the mission of Sui iuris Wuzhou (today the Diocese of Wuzhou ).
On April 11, 1946, Pope Pius XII issued a bull, Quotidie Nos , with which the Vicariate of Nanning was elevated to the rank of ichrieparchy.
In 1984, priest Joseph Men Ziwen was appointed Holy See by the Archbishop of Nanning Archbishop. The Chinese authorities did not recognize the appointment of Joseph Men Tsewen and he was forced to perform his functions as an ordinary of the archdiocese in underground conditions. On January 7, 2007, Archbishop Joseph Men Ziwen died at the age of 103. Since 2003, the underground archbishop John the Baptist Tan Yanchuan has become the ordinarial of the Archdiocese of Nanning.
Ordinaries of the Archdiocese
- Bishop Louis Jolly (August 6, 1875 - November 1877);
- Bishop Pierre-Noelle-Joseph Focar (August 13, 1878 - 03/31/1889);
- Bishop Jean-Benoît Chouzy (08.21.1891 - 09.22.1899);
- Bishop Joseph-Marie Lavest (04/26/1900 - 08/23/1910);
- Bishop of Maurice-François Ducoeur (12/22/1910 - 06/10/1929);
- Archbishop Paulin-Joseph-Justin Albouy (06/30/1930 - 02/07/1954);
- Sede vacante (February 7, 1954 - 1984);
- Archbishop Joseph Men Ziwen (1984–2003);
- Archbishop John the Baptist Tan Yanchuan (2003 - present).
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