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Diocese of Jixian

Bishop Thomas Huaixin Zhang
Bishop  Thomas Huaixin  Zhang
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Bishop Thomas Huaixin Zhang
Anyang Catholic Church, 60 Erdao Street, Anyang City, Henan Province, China Postal Code: 455000
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Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin was born to a fervent Catholic family on July 15, 1925. He is a native of Anyang county. He entered Weihui Minor Seminary in 1934 and studied at Kaifeng Major Seminary. Bishop Zhang was ordained a priest of Kaifeng diocese on Oct. 19, 1950. From 1952 to 1957, Bishop Zhang served at Zhonglitang of Tianjin Diocese and he was responsible for the management of diocese property.

During 1958 to 1966, he was sent to the reform-through-labor camp. Later, he returned home and worked as a farmer. Not until 1981, Father Zhang returned to the church of Anyang. He was secretly ordained a bishop by Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo on Oct. 19, 1981. He was recognized by the government on Oct. 22, 2004. He died in 2016.
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