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St. Joseph's Church, Beijing

St Joseph's Church, Beijing
(Chinese)
Wangfujing Cathedral (Dongtang)
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Location Wangfujing, Beijing
Country China
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Founded 1653
Founder(s) Lodovico Buglio
Consecrated
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Style Romanesque Revival
Groundbreaking
Completed 1904
Administration
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing
Clergy
Archbishop Joseph Li Shan

St. Joseph's Church (Chinese: ), commonly known as Wangfujing Church (Chinese: ) or Dongtang (Chinese: , the East Cathedral), is an early 20th-century Romanesque Revival church that is one of the four historic Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing. It is located in the Dongcheng District of the city at 74 Wangfujing Street.

The construction of the church was finished in 1655 by Jesuit missionaries. Due to renovations and reconstruction, the current structure dates back to 1904. The church is the second oldest in Beijing after the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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