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Vicariate Apostolic of Amoy

In China, created in 1883, and entrusted to the care of the Dominicans

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Amoy, the Vicariate Apostolic of, in China, created in 1883, and entrusted to the care of the Dominicans. It includes the island of Formosa, with neighboring small islands. The native population is about 4,500,000, of which 2,000,000 are in Formosa. The Catholics number 3,930 (in Formosa 1,014). There are 11 European and 8 Chinese priests, 32 churches or chapels, 3 orphanages, and 13 schools with 242 pupils.


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