Hejian Prefecture Catholic Church (河間府天主堂; fl. c. 1875 - 1925) The Apostolic Vicariate of Southeast Zhili (直隸東南代牧區) was established in 1856 in the flurry of missionary activity accompanying the official toleration of Christianity after the First Opium War. Like many missions in China at the time, the Hejian Church had a printing press and published a variety of devotional, literary, and scientific materials.