Diocese of Shijiazhuang (Zhengding)

Bishop Jia Zhiguo

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Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo

Christ the King Cathedral of Zhengding diocese Address: Wuqiu Village, Jin County (Jinzhou City), Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Shijiazhuang diocese Address: 54 Beida Street, Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Postal Code: 050000


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Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding was born in 1935 and was ordained priest at the age of 55 on June 7, 1980. He was secretly consecrated by Bishop Fan Xueyan of Baoding on Dec. 19, 1980. The Vatican-approved bishop is not recognized by the government.

Bishop Jia was arrested by government officials a dozen of times. The latest occasion was on March 30, 2009, the day the Vatican’s China Commission began its plenary meeting in Rome. The bishop was released on July 7, 2010 after a 15-month detention.

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