Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei
Archdiocese of Taipei

Archidioecesis Taipehensis

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral
TerritoryTaipei, Keelung, New Taipei City, and Yilan County
Ecclesiastical provinceTaipei
Area4,590 km2 (1,770 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
38,037 (0.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established30 December 1949
CathedralCathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Taipei
Current leadership
ArchbishopThomas Chung An-zu
Bishops emeritusJoseph Ti-kang Archbishop Emeritus (1989-2004)
Joseph Cheng Tsai-fa Archbishop Emeritus (2004-2007)
John Hung Shan-ChuanArchbishop Emeritus (2007-2020)
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Website of the Archdiocese
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Latin name
LatinArchidioecesis Taipehensis

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei (Latin: Archidioecesis Taipehensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Taiwan. Pope Pius XII erected it as the Apostolic Prefecture of Taipei on 30 December 1949. On 7 August 1952, it was elevated to an archdiocese, with the suffragan sees of Chiayi, Hsinchu, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Tainan.

The archdiocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. As the only metropolitan in Taiwan, it is the principal episcopal see of that country. Pope Francis accepted the mandatory resignation of John Hung Shan-chuan upon reaching retirement age and appointed Thomas Chung An-zu as Archbishop of Taipei on 23 May 2020. For many years, each person appointed Archbishop of Taipei has also been appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Kinmen and Matsu islands, which form part of the Diocese of Xiamen.[1]

List of Ordinaries of Taipei

See also


  1. ^ Vatican-Taiwan Newsletter 2nd issue, 2020 accesssed on the website of the Embassy of the Republic of China to the Holy See on 12 June 2020 noting "The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Thomas Chung An-zu of Chiyai, as the new Archbishop of Taipei and Apostolic Administrator of the Kinmen and Matsu Islands, located a few miles off the coast of mainland China on 23 May 2020"

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Coordinates: 25°03?27?N 121°30?54?E / 25.0574°N 121.5150°E / 25.0574; 121.5150

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