Apostolic Prefecture of Lixian
Apostolic Prefecture of Lixian

The Apostolic Prefecture of Lixian is Latin rite pre-diocesan jurisdiction of the Catholic Church with seat in Lixian (Li County, Hebei), central China.

It is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See (not part of any ecclesiastical province), and on its missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

No statistics available. It borders on its mother diocese Changde and those of Yuanling and Yichang as well as on the Apostolic Prefecture of Shashi and Apostolic Prefecture of Yueyang

It is vacant, under an Apostolic administrator since 2012.


Established on 6 May 1931 as Apostolic Prefecture of Lixian / Lizhou / Lichow / Lichoven(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Changde (now a diocese).

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