1953 Membership Statistics Diocese of Yuanling Hunan, China
from The Official Catholic Directory p. 704
This Diocese was erected as a Prefecture-Apostolic March 13, 1925, and confided to the American Passionists with headquarters at St. Michael’s Monastery, 1901 West St., Union City, N.J.
Bishop—Most Rev. Cuthbert M. O’Gara, C.P., D.D. Installed as First Bishop of Yuanling May 15, 1947. (In Communist prison).
Vicar-General—Very Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P. (In Communist prison).
Procures—Yuanling: Rev. Linus Lombard, C.P.; Maryknoll House, Stanley, Hong Kong: Anthony Maloney, C.P.
American Passionist Fathers laboring in the Diocese—Yuanling: Revs. Linus Lombard, C.P., Acting Religious Supr., Justin Garvey, C.P., Lawrence Mullin, C.P., Ernest Hotz, C.P.; Chihkiang: Revs. William Westhoven, C.P., Cyprian Leonard, C.P., Jerome Does, C.P.; Yungshun: Revs. Marcellus White, C.P., John Baptist Maye, C.P.; Wangtsun: Basil Bauer, C.P.