Thomas Qian Yurong

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Thomas Qian Yurong (1914 March 22, 2013) was the Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuzhou, China.

Xuzhou Prefecture-level city in Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China

Xuzhou, known as Pengcheng in ancient times, is a major city in Jiangsu province, China. The city, with a recorded population of 8,577,225 at the 2010 census, is a national complex transport hub and the central city of Huaihai Economic Zone.

China State in East Asia

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1945, he was ordained a bishop by the Chinese government without papal approval in 1959. However, in 2007, Qian Yurong received papal approval. He retired in 2011. [1]

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