Francis Lu Shouwang

Francis Lu Shouwang (Chinese吕守旺; * 1966, † April 30, 2011 in Wuhan ) was a Chinese theologian and Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Yichang in Hebei Province.


Francis Lu Shouwang, a member of the indigenous Tujia, studied at the Theological and Philosophical Seminar for Central and Southern China in Wuhan and received priestly ordination in 1991. After working in a parish, he taught moral theology and biblical studies at the seminar in Wuhan.

He was transferred by Bishop Paul Francis Zhang Mingqian OFM in the diocesan administration and appointed Vicar General in 1999. After the death of Bishop Zhang in 2005 was Francis Lu Shouwang by Pope Benedict XVI. appointed and consent of the Chinese state authorities in 2007 as bishop of the diocese Ichang ( Yichang ) and consecrated on November 30, 2007 in Francis Cathedral in Yichang.

He died of acute pancreatitis.