Sacred Heart Cathedral 41,
Lishiting Street, Kaifeng City,
Henan Province, China
Phone: +86 378 595-0876
Bishop Joseph Gao Hongxiao, O.F.M. is a native of Zhouzhi diocese in Shaanxi province in northern China. The Franciscan is not recognized by the government. He was secretly ordained as Coadjutor Bishop of Kaifeng in 2005. With the death of his predecessor Bishop John Baptist Liang Xisheng, Bishop Gao succeeded as ordinary on Sept. 23, 2007. However, the Chinese government still does not recognize Bishop Gao and does not allow him to work in the diocese.