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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Beijing

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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Xuanwumen, Beijing
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Nantang from the Street
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese (The "South Church")
Interior of Nantang Cathedral
Nantang Cathedral from the Street

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Chinese: ?), colloquially known as the Xuanwumen church (Chinese: ; pinyin: Xuanwumén Tianzhutáng) or Nantang (Chinese: ; literally: "the South Church") to the locals, is a historic Roman Catholic Church located in Beijing, China. While the original foundation of the cathedral was in 1605, making it the oldest Catholic church in Beijing, the current building in Baroque style dates from 1904. The present Archbishop Joseph Li Shan, installed in September 2007, is one of the few bishops openly recognized by both the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Church and the Vatican.

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