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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hankou

Archdiocese of Hankou
Archidioecesis Hancheuvensis
Country China
Area 12,120 km2 (4,680 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 1950)
35,239 (1.6%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St. Joseph Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop vacant

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hankou (Latin: Hancheuvensis, Chinese: 漢口) is an archdiocese based in the city of Hankou in China. It is now, due to the political situation, an underground diocese.


  • 1696: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Hupeh and Hunan from the Apostolic Vicariate of Fujian
  • 1856: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Hupeh
  • September 11, 1870: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Eastern Hupeh
  • December 12, 1923: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Hankou
  • 1946.04.11: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hankou


  • Archbishops of Hankou 漢口 (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Giuseppe Ferruccio Maurizio Rosà, O.F.M. (July 26, 1946 – August 8, 1961)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Hankou 漢口 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (January 26, 1927 – December 10, 1944)
    • Bishop Eugenio Massi, O.F.M. (希賢) (Apostolic Administrator 1925 – January 26, 1927)
    • Bishop Graziano Génnaro, O.F.M. (July 24, 1909–1924)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Eastern Hupeh 湖北東境 (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Epiphane Carlassare (June 18, 1884 – July 24, 1909)

Suffragan dioceses


  • Giga-Catholic Information
  • Catholic Hierarchy
Christianity in China portal

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