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Diocese of Hanzhong

(Open Church) Bishop Louis Yu Runchen
Bishop  Yu Runchen
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(Open Church) Bishop Louis Yu Runchen
c/o Cathedral, 38,
Mingde Street, Hanzhong,
Shaanxi 723000, China

Phone: +86 916 221 10 44

Bishop Louis Yu Runchen was born on December 1, 1931. He was ordained a priest on December 8, 1957. He was elected the bishop of the government-approved Hanzhong diocese in 1985 and was consecrated on November 30, 1986, in Beijing. He succeeded the bishop of Hanzhong on September 14, 2009. Bishop Yu Runchen is recognized by the Chinese government and is in communion with the Holy See.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Joseph Maggi, P.I.M.E (Jan 13, 1949 Appointed - Aug 17, 1963 Died)
  • Mario Civelli, P.I.M.E (Mar 11, 1935 Appointed - Jul 18, 1946 Appointed, Bishop of Weihwei [Jixian])
  • Lorenzo Balconi, P.I.M.E (Mar 7, 1928 Appointed - Mar 1934 Resigned)
  • Antonio Maria Capettini, P.I.M.E (Apr 7, 1919 Appointed - 1925 Resigned)
  • Pio Giuseppe Passerini, P.I.M.E (Mar 29, 1895 Appointed - Apr 24, 1918 Died)
  • Gregorio Antonucci, P.I.M.E (1888 Appointed - Apr 1895 Resigned)
  • Bishop Bartholomew Chengti Yu (-)
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