» 09/21/2007, 00.00
CHINA - VATICAN
The joy of Beijing’s Catholics for the ordination of Msgr. Li Shan
Over one thousand people took part in the ceremony, among them government representatives and members of the Patriotic Association . According to a local Catholic, Msgr. Li represents a great step forward for Church unity in China.
10/09/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
Vatican approval for Guiyang Episcopal ordination made public
Yesterday at mass the public announcement was made; in recent weeks the papal document of approval was circulated. Everything is being dealt with according to the indications of the pope’s Letter. Disapproval for the presence of Ma Yinglin, illicit bishop of Kunming.
21/09/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, Msgr. Li Shan is ordained
The new bishop was welcomed with the applause of his faithful. He succeeds Michele Fu Tieshan, the patriotic bishop who never asked for reconciliation with the Pope. Msgr. Li has Vatican approval.
09/10/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
Guangxi: stop the Pope’s Letter, even by brain washing
Obligatory political sessions for Catholic priests, “guilty” of having publicly distributed the Pope’s Letter to China’s Catholics. The office for religious affairs orders the sequester and closure of internet sites, as well as a campaign to stop “Vatican penetration” of its faithful. A similar script to ’99.
20/05/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
New bishop of Yanzhou ordained with Holy See approval
Bishop John Lu Peisen is the second legitimate pastor ordained since the beginning of the year. Two days ago the Pope's call to pray for the bishops who "suffer and are under pressure in exercising their episcopal ministry." Bishop Lu was a long time teacher at the seminary in Jinan.
19/11/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Chengde: illicit Episcopal ordination, the first in four years
Vice-President of the Patriotic Association ignores the Vatican veto. Many bishops are under pressure to take part in the ordination. Three prelates were seized. For the faithful of the diocese the new ordination against the wishes of the Holy See "is a time bomb." The new bishop is close to the government, but far from the local and universal Church.
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