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Enrico Valtorta

Catholic bishop

Died when: 68 years 112 days (819 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Enrico Valtorta

Enrico Pascal Valtorta (Chinese: 恩理覺) (14 May 1883 – 3 September 1951) was the last Apostolic Vicar and the first Roman Catholic bishop of Hong Kong.

He was born in Italy at Carate Brianza, and was ordained priest in Milan on 30 March 1907 for the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME).

He arrived in Hong Kong on 5 October 1907 and from 1909 to 1911 was apostolic missionary for Nam Tau (San On District) and Sai Kung (New Territories);

Rector of at Garden Road and teacher at seminary in 1913; chaplain to Victoria Gaol (1921–1925).Appointed 4th Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong on 8 March 1926, was consecrated titular bishop of on 13 June 1926.

Hong Kong Apostolic Vicariate was raised to a diocese on 11 April 1946.Bishop Valtorta was installed as bishop of the Hong Kong Diocese on 31 October 1948.

He died in Hong Kong in 1951.Valtorta College in Tai Po was named after him.

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