Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Yongqiang Yang
10 Xingyuan East Road, Zhangdian District, Zibo City, Shandong Postal Code: 255029
+86 533 215-1225
Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Yang Yongqiang was born in 1970 to a Catholic family in Boxing county, which was regarded as a cradle of vocations. He was ordained a priest in 1995 after graduating from Sheshan seminary in Shanghai the same year. He returned to Zhoucun the following year and served as parish priest.
He was assigned to teach at the Holy Spirit Major Seminary in Jinan, provincial capital of Shandong in 2005 and at the same time, to work for the provincial Catholic Patriotic Association and Church Affairs Committee. He was nominated by Bishop Ma and elected unanimously as the bishop candidate in late 2009. He was ordained with Vatican-approval on Nov. 15, 2010.
- Bishop John Gao Kexian † (1927-2005)
- Archbishop Joseph Zong Huaide † (1917-1997)
- Bishop Henry Ambrose Pinger, OFM † (1897-1988)