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(Open Church) Coadjutor Bishop Francis Xinping Lu
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(Open Church) Coadjutor Bishop Francis Xinping Lu
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
112 Shigu Road, Nanjing City,
Jiangsu Province, China 210004

Phone: +86 25-8470-6863

Bishop Francis Lu Xinping was born in 1963 in Haimen, Jiangsu. He was ordained a priest in 1989 and consecrated as coadjutor bishop of Nanjing without papal mandate on Jan. 6, 2000. He automatically succeeded Bishop Joseph Liu Yuanren who died on April 20, 2005. He was later recognized by the Vatican.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Paul Y Pin (July 7, 1936 Appointed - Aug. 16, 1978 Died)
  • Auguste Alphonse Pierre Haouise, S.J. (May 13, 1931 Succeeded - Dec. 13, 1933 Appointed, Vicar Apostolic of Shanghai [Shanghai])
  • Jules Prosper Par?s, S.J. (April 6, 1900 Appointed - May 13, 1931 Died)
  • Jean-Baptiste Simon, S.J. (Jan. 7, 1899 Appointed - Aug. 18, 1899 Died)
  • Valentin Garnier, S.J. (Jan. 21, 1879 Appointed - Aug. 14, 1898 Died)
  • Adrien-Hyppolyte Languillat, S.J. (Sept. 9, 1864 Appointed - Nov. 30, 1878 Died)
  • Andr-Pierre Borgniet, S.J. (April 24, 1859 Appointed - July 31, 1862 Died)
  • Cajetan Pires Pireira, C.M. (Aug. 20, 1804 Appointed - Nov. 2, 1838 Died)
  • Eusebio Luciano Carvalho Gomes da Silva, C.M. (Dec.14, 1789 Appointed - March 30, 1790 Died)
  • Gottfried Xaver von Laimbeckhoven, S.J. (May 15, 1752 Appointed - May 22, 1787 Died)
  • Gottfried Xaver von Laimbeckhoven, S.J. (May 15, 1752 Appointed - May 22, 1787 Died)
  • Francesco de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, O.F.M. (Nov. 26, 1742 Appointed - March 21, 1750 Died)
  • Emmanuel de Jesus-Maria-Joseph, O.F.M. (Feb. 12, 1721 Appointed - July 6, 1739 Died)
  • Ant?nio Paes Godinho, S.J. (Feb. 11, 1718 Appointed - Feb. 11, 1721 Resigned)
  • Antonio de Silva, S.J. (1707 Appointed)
  • Alessandro Ciceri, S.J (Jan. 25, 1694 Appointed - Dec. 22, 1703 Died)
  • Gregor Lo(u) Wen-tsao, O.P. (Jan. 4, 1674 Appointed - Feb. 27, 1691 Died)
  • Ignace Cotolendi (Sept. 20, 1660 Appointed - Aug. 16, 1662 Died)

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