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Diocese of Pingliang

Bishop Nicolas Jide Han
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Bishop Nicolas Jide Han
71 Beihoujie Catholic Church,
Pingliang, Gansu, China
Postal Code: 744000

Phone: +86-933-598 1082, +86-933-391 9379

Bishop Nicolas Han Jide was born in June 1940 in Sanyuan county of neighboring Shaanxi province. He entered the minor seminary in Shaanxi in 1957 and could only continue his study at the place of the then Bishop Joseph Zhong Huaide of Sanyuan in 1980 before he was ordained a priest for Pingliang Diocese in 1985.

He was clandestinely ordained bishop by his predecessor Bishop Philippe Ma Ji of the "open" Church community in 1996. Bishop Han became the ordinary on Sept. 5, 1999 after Bishop Ma's death in February the same year.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Philippe Ma Ji (1987-1999)
  • Bishop Ignatius Larranaga, OFM Cap (1930 - 1975)
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