Matthew Kia Yen-wen

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Coat of arms of Matthew Kia Yen Wen
Coat of arms of Matthew Kia Yen Wen

Matthew Kia Yen-wen, (Chinese language: 賈彥文; January 17, 1925 – August 22, 2017) was a Chinese Bishop of Hualien and Chiayi, and served as Archbishop of Taipei.[1] From 2015 until his death in 2017, he was the Archbishop Emeritus of Taipei. He was born in Yuenshi Hsien.

Kia was ordained on July 15, 1951 in Tainan, Taiwan. He was appointed the first Bishop of Chiayi on May 21, 1970 and installed on July 16, 1970. He was appointed Bishop of Hualien on December 14, 1974. He became the Archbishop of Taipei on November 18, 1978. He resigned on February 11, 1989.

Kia died on August 22, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan at the age of 92.[2]

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  1. "Vatican Ties with China are Doubted". The Associated Press. May 12, 1982. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. "GCatholic.org". www.gcatholic.org.