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Diocese of Yanji

Diocese of Yanji
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yanji/Yenki is a diocese located in the city of Yanji in the Ecclesiastical province of Shenyang in China.

Yanji is a county-level city in the east of China's Jilin Province, and is the seat of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. Its population is approximately 400,000 of which a large portion is ethnic Korean. Yanji is a busy hub of transport and trade between China and North Korea.

History

  • July 19, 1928: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Yanji from the Apostolic Vicariate of Wonsan
  • April 13, 1937: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Yanji
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Yanji
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