Diocese of Nanchong

Bishop Chen

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Bishop Joseph Gong'ao Chen

c/o Catholic church 170, Dabeijie (North Road), Nanchong, China Postal Code: 637000

+86 817-222 16 05, 222 6967

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Bishop Joseph Chen Gong'ao was born in 1964, he graduated from the Sichuan Catholic Seminary in 1988 and was ordained a priest two years later. He has presided over diocesan affairs since 2005 and became the rector of the Sichuan Catholic Seminary in 2008. He was ordained Bishop of Nanchong on April 19, 2012 at Sacred Heart of Jesus cathedral. He was approved by the pope in 2002, but recognized by the Chinese government as an elected bishop candidate in 2010, only. Bishop Chen is the fourth bishop of Nanchong, one of five dioceses in southwestern Sichuan province.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Michael Huang Woze (1989 - 2004)
  • Bishop Fan Daojiang (1963 - 1988)
  • Paul Wang Wen-cheng (Uamuencem) † (Dec. 2, 1929 Appointed - Jan. 28 1961 Died)

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