Roman Catholic Diocese of Kangding
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Kangding
Diocese of Kangding
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.
|Area||160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 1950)|
|Cathedral||Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Kangding|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Sede 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, Enda, Kemai, Ningjing, Taizhao; 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).
(all Roman Rite)
- Apostolic Vicars of Lhassa
- Ignazio Persico, Capuchin Franciscans (O.F.M. Cap.) (1856.12.19 - 1860), Titular Bishop of Gratianopolis (Mauretania Caesariensis) (1854.03.08 - 1870.03.11); later Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1870.03.20 - 1874.06.20), Titular Bishop of Bolina (1874.06.23 - 1879.03.26) & Coadjutor Bishop of Aquino, Sora e Pontecorvo (Italy) (1874.06.20 - 1879.03.26), succeeded as Bishop of Aquino, Sora e Pontecorvo (1879.03.26 - 1887.03.14), then Titular Archbishop of Tamiathis (1887.03.14 - 1893.01.16), Secretary of Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith (1891.06.13 - 1893.05.30), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (1893.01.19 - 1895.12.07), Prefect of the Roman Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Sacred Relics (1893.05.30 - 1895.12.07)
- Jacques-Léon Thomine-Desmazures, Paris Foreign Missions Society (M.E.P.) (1857.02.17 - 1864.08.28), Titular Bishop of Synopolis (1856.04.04 - 1869.01.25)
- 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
- ^ 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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