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CHINA – VATICAN
Catholics pray for the return of two priests, seized like their bishop-designate, in Handan
The bishop-designate was seized by police right before his ordination, which had papal approval. The two priests disappear after they met Religious Affairs officials.
08/05/2010 CHINA - VATCAN
New bishop in Xiamen, approved by the Vatican. Present a bishop of Taiwan
Msgr. Cheng, bishop emeritus of Taipei attends. Also present illegitimate Bishop Zhan Silu . The Diocese of Xiamen has long cultivated relationships with the Church in Taiwan. AsiaNews interview with the new bishop, Mgr. Cai.
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New Bishop of Xi'an, approved by Rome and Beijing
Msgr Anthony Dang Mingyan, consecrated by Archbishop Anthony Li Duan.
08/07/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Liaoning priests rush to defense of bishop to prevent his participation in illegitimate ordination
Bishop Pei Junmin received an order to attend the Episcopal ordination in Shantou on 14 July. The candidate has no papal mandate. His priests are defending him from forced deportation.
Mgr Wu Qinjing released in Zhouzhi, now resting in hospital
The prelate, who was ordained without the government's permission, was held incommunicado for five days. Before his release he had to sign a statement in which he recognises that this pastoral work is "illegal" and pledges never again to wear the mitre and Episcopal vestments.
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Ordained with a papal mandate, Fr Joseph Zhang Yinlin becomes the new coadjutor bishop of Anyang (Henan). The photo gallery
The ceremony was quiet. All ordaining bishops are in communion with the pope and recognised by the government. At least 1,300 faithful took part in the service. PIME missionaries served the diocese until 1949.
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