Roman Catholic Diocese of Kangding
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Kangding
Diocese of Kangding

Dioecesis Camtimensis

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Tatsienlu.jpg
The former Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Kangding (exterior and interior), built in the 19th century and demolished during the Cultural Revolution. It was replaced by the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built in 1997.
Ecclesiastical provinceChongqing
Area160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 1950)
5,870 (0.1%)
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralSacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Kangding
Current leadership
BishopSede vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopSede vacante

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kangding/Kanting (Latin: Dioecesis Camtimensis, Chinese: ?) is a Latin diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Chongqing in western China, but still dependent on the Roman Missionary Congregation Propaganda Fide.

Its episcopal see is located in the city of Kangding, know to the Tibetan as Dartsedo. It is vacant since 1962.


The diocese includes the western part of Sichuan Province and theoretically the entire Tibet Autonomous Region. Specifically, it covers the two historical regions of Kham and Sikkim (the latter with its headquarters in Darjeeling, separated from the Apostolic Vicariate of Tibet in 1920); Western Sichuan such as the counties and cities of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture: Baiyü, Batang, Dapba, Draggo, Garzê, Jagsam, Litang, Nyachukha, Nyagrong, Qagchêng, Rongzhag, Sêrxü, Tatsienlu, Tawu; two counties in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture: Quqên and Tsanlha; Hanyuan County in Central Sichuan; counties in the former province of Hsikang: Dengke [zh], Enda [zh], Kemai [zh], Ningjing [zh], Taizhao [zh]; two counties and one city of Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Northwestern Yunnan Province: Dêqên, Shangri-La and Weixi; and counties and cities of the Tibet Autonomous Region: Chagyab and Gonjo (Chamdo), Gonggar (Lhoka), and Lhari (Nagqu).[1]


Genealogy of MEP ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Szechwan, with its three attachments: Tibet, Yunnan and Kweichow.


(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Vicars of Lhassa
Apostolic Vicars of Tibet
Apostolic Vicars of Tatsienlu
  • Pierre-Philippe Giraudeau, M.E.P. (see above 1924.12.03 - retired 1936.08.09)
  • Pierre-Sylvain Valentin, M.E.P. (1936.08.06 - 1946.04.11 'see below), Titular Bishop of Zeugma in Syria (1926.11.16 - 1946.04.11), succeeding as former Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Tatsienlu (1926.11.11 - 1936.08.06)
Suffragan Bishops of Kangding

See also


  1. ^ Qin, Heping; Shen, Xiaohu, eds. (2008). [A Collection of Historical Documents on Christianity in Sichuan] (in Simplified Chinese). Chengdu: Bashu Publishing House. pp. 603-604. ISBN 978-7-80752-226-3.

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