Dominic Tang

The Most Reverend

Dominic Tang Yee-ming

Archbishop of Canton
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
PredecessorAntoine-Pierre-Jean Fourquet
Ordination31 May 1941
Consecration13 February 1951
by Gustave-Joseph Deswazières
Personal details
Born(1908-05-13)13 May 1908
British Hong Kong
Died27 June 1995(1995-06-27) (aged 87)
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
BuriedSanta Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, California, United States
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post
  • Apostolic Administrator of Canton (1950–1981)
  • Titular Bishop of Elatea (1950–1981)
MottoUt omnes unum sint
(English: That they all may be one)
Coat of armsDominic Tang Yee-ming's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Dominic Tang
Priestly ordination
Date31 May 1941
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byGustave-Joseph Deswazières
Date13 February 1951
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Dominic Tang as principal consecrator
Andrew Tsien Chih-ch'un11 April 1992
Styles of
Dominic Tang Yee-ming
Coat of arms of Dominic Tang Yee Ming.svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleYour Excellency

Dominic Tang Yee-ming, S.J. (Simplified Chinese: 邓以明; Traditional Chinese: 鄧以明; Pinyin: Dèng Yǐmíng; Wade-Giles: Teng I-ming; May 13, 1908 - June 27, 1995) was a Chinese Jesuit priest. Bishop in 1951 and later archbishop of Canton he spent twenty-two years in jail for his loyalty to the Catholic Church and died in exile in the United States.

Jesuit and bishop

He was born in Hong Kong and decided to enter the Jesuit novitiate in Spain in August 1930. Back in China, he studied Catholicism in Shanghai. He was ordained as priest at the age of 33 on 31 May 1941[1] during World War II. After his ordination he worked as a parish priest, principal of a primary school and social welfare work in Canton (Guangzhou) province.[1] Pope Pius XII appointed him on 1 October 1950 as Apostolic Administrator of Canton (Guangzhou), and on 13 February 1951 was ordained titular bishop of Elateia by Bishop Gustave Deswaziere, who said of him: By accepting the appointment from the Holy See in these difficult times, the new bishop was showing absolute obedience and a spirit of sacrifice.[1]

Other Languages
العربية: دومينيك تانغ
日本語: トウ以明
中文: 邓以明