An example of the de Bovet Lineage
Dominic Tang Yee-ming, S.J., Titular Bishop of Elatea and Apostolic Administrator of Canton. Ordained bishop 13 February 1951 in the chapel of the bishop’s house in Canton by Gustave Deswazière, M.E.P., Bishop of Pakhoi, assisted by Father Cham and Father Lau.
Gustave Deswazière, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maximiana and Vicar Apostolic of Pakhoi. Ordained bishop 27 January 1929 in the Church of Saint Joseph, Tourcoing, France, by Jean Baptiste Marie Budes de Guébriant, M.E.P., Titular Archbishop of Marcianopolis and Superior General of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, assisted by Charles Lecomte, Bishop of Amiens, and Achille Liénart, Bishop of Lille.
Jean Baptiste Marie Budes de Guébriant, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Euroea and Vicar Apostolic of Kien-Tchang. Ordained bishop 20 November 1910 at Suifu by Célestin Félix Chouvellon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Dansara and Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Szechwan, assisted by Jean Pierre Fayolle, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Lampa and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Southern Szechwan, and Father Edouard Gourdin, M.E.P.
Céléstin Félix Chouvellon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Dansara and Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Szechwan. Ordained bishop 27 December 1891 at Chungking by Félix Biet, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Diana and Vicar Apostolic of Tibet, assisted by two priests.
Félix Biet, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Diana and Vicar Apostolic of Tibet. Ordained bishop 24 November 1878 at Hopatchang by Annet Théophile Pinchon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Polemonium and Vicar Apostolic of Western Szechwan, assisted by two priests.
Annet Théophile Pinchon, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Polemonium and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western Szechwan. Ordained bishop 4 September 1859 at Ho-kia-in by Jacques Léonard Perocheau, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maxula, assisted by Father Ferréol Sage, M.E.P., and Father Charles Pignoux, M.E.P.
Jacques Léonard Perocheau, M.E.P., Titular Bishop of Maxula and Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Szechwan. Ordained bishop 1 February 1818 in the chapel of the motherhouse of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, Paris, by François de Bovet, Archbishop of Toulouse, assisted by Jean Claude Le Blanc de Beaulieu, Bishop of Soissons, and William Poynter, Titular Bishop of Alali and Vicar Apostolic of London.
François de Bovet, Bishop of Sisteron. Ordained bishop 13 September 1789 at Paris.
To date, the identities of the principal ordaining bishop and co-ordaining bishops of François de Bovet have not been discovered. It is thought that he probably belongs to the Rebiban succession, to which more than 95 percent of today`s bishops belong, but lacking the name of his ordaining bishop, it is not possible to make that connection. The fact that he was ordained as the last bishop of a now defunct diocese, coupled with the loss of many archival materials during the French Revolution, and that the episcopal ordination took place at Paris, has made the search for this information particularly difficult. Speaking to this last point, during this period of time there were many bishops resident in Paris, in addition to the Archbishop of Paris and the Papal Nuncio. Additionally, in France at this time, the ordinations of bishops were usually not the large public events which we are accustomed to today. They were often performed early in the morning, in the chapels of religious houses, and without a large congregation.
The living bishops of the de Bovet line
*Archbishop emeritus Anthony Soter Fernandez of Kuala Lumpur
*Bishop Sebastian Francis of Penang
*Bishop emeritus James Chan Soon Cheong of Melaka-Johor
*Bishop emeritus Antony Selvanayagam of Penang
*Auxiliary Bishop John Baptist Tseng Chien-tsi of Hwalien (titular of Sululos)
*Bishop Petrus Boddeng Timang of Banjarmasin
*Auxiliary Bishop Paul He Zeqing of Wanxian**
*Bishop Peter Luo Xuegang of Yibin**
**These two bishops are not listed in the Annuario Pontificio. Bishop He Zeqing was publicly ordained bishop with a papal mandate on 18 October 2005. See: