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Pope to bishops: be “angels” of the Churches entrusted to you
On the feast day of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Benedict XVI ordains 6 new bishops and offers them the example of the angels to inspire their mission: bring God to the secularized world; bring Christ’s call to humanity; heal the wounds of evil with reconciliation and forgiveness.
29/12/2016 16:19:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Politburo members receive Catholic representatives of Ninth Assembly
Bishops and laity met Yu Zhengsheng, a permanent member of the Politburo, Liu Yandong, the State Council, Sun Chunlan, director of the United Front. Video of the meeting. The Assembly ended today with Eucharistic adoration. Masses during these days presided by legitimate and illegitimate bishops; some bishops did not celebrate.
29/12/2016 14:13:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Official and underground priests unsatisfied with Assembly and participating bishops
The emphasis on "independence" and "autonomy" does not bode well for dialogue between China and the Vatican. The Religious Affairs Bureau asks the Holy See for "flexibility and pragmatism." The Assembly is like a theater in which all the scripts are already written. The participating bishops confuse the red of their skullcaps - the blood of the martyrs - with the red of the regime's ideology.
20/12/2016 15:46:00 VATICAN - CHINA
The Holy See on the Assembly of Catholic Representatives and Chengdu and Xichang episcopal ordinations
A statement by the Vatican Press Office Director speaks of sharing the "pain" of Chinese Catholics over the participation of an illegitimate bishop in the Chengdu and Xichang episcopal ordinations. Bishops not obliged to not attending the Assembly, which is "incompatible with Catholic doctrine." The Vatican expects "positive signals" from the government.
15/12/2016 13:08:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Legitimate and illegitimate bishops: Rice mixed with sand is hard to swallow
The "profaning" of episcopal ordinations with the presence of excommunicated bishops risks becoming an established accepted fact. The need to counter a servility created by 5 thousand years of imperial cultural. The intervention of a priest-blogger from China's northeast.
14/12/2016 12:38:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: The “slap” from Chris Patten and those of the illegitimate ordinations and Assembly for the Pope
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong laments the silence of the Holy See on the ordination of bishops at Chengdu and Xichang with the participation of an excommunicated bishop. Upcoming Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives a slap down for Pope. The Ostpolitik "is a failure." "In front of evil... refuse to cooperate".
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