1954 Membership Statistics Diocese of Yuanling Hunan, China
from The Official Catholic Directory p. 721
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. (Expelled from China in April, 1953).
Vicar-General—Very Rev. Paul Ubinger, C.P. (Expelled from China in April, 1953).
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.; Yungshun: Revs. Marcellus White, C.P., John Baptist Maye, C.P. (In Communist prison).