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Archdiocese of Guiyang [Kweyang]

Archidioecesis Coeiiamensis

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  • Paul Xiao Zejiang, Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 April 1946
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: China
  • Square Kilometers: 100,000 (38,625 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Mission, Archbishop's House, Guiyang, Guizhou, China

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow)
27 March 1846ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Se-Ciuen (Setchoan, Szechwan, Sichuan) Vicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow) (erected)
16 February 1922Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow) (Panhien, Pougan, Ganlan, Hinjen, Hiny, Tchenfong, Lanlong, Tsehen, and Loufou along with Matchang, Nicoutchang, Tchehiang (in Kouanlin) and Potang, Hohon, Yangkia, and Cheten (in Tseyuin))
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuamsi (Liniun, Silong, and Silin)
Prefecture Apostolic of Lanlung [Anlong] (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kweyang [Guiyang] (Kweiyang)
3 December 1924Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow) Vicariate Apostolic of Kweyang [Guiyang] (Kweiyang)
23 March 1932Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kweyang [Guiyang] (Kweiyang) (Houping, Wuchwan, Yehho, Lungchuan, Tehkiang, Szenan, Yinkiang, Sungtao, Shihtsien, Kiangkow, Tungjen, Szehsien, Yuping , Shengki, Shiping, Tsingki, Chenyuan, Hwangping, Taikuing, Tsingkiang, Kiungshui, Tienchu, Kingping, Yungkiang, Liping, Yungtsung, ...) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Shihtsien [Shiqian] (erected)
Archdiocese of Guiyang [Kweyang]
11 April 1946ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kweyang [Guiyang] (Kweiyang) Archdiocese of Guiyang [Kweyang]


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Guiyang [Kweyang]

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Kuiceu (Kweichow)
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 131
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Kweyang [Guiyang] (Kweiyang)
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 17, Page 23, to Page 25
  • Archdiocese of Guiyang [Kweyang]
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 38, Page 301, to Page 313


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