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CHINA - VATICAN
Changsha's new bishop ordained tomorrow
The Vatican and the government recognise 51-year-old Qu Ailin. Doubts surround the celebrating prelate, the bishop of Beijing, as to whether he is excommunicated or reconciled with the Holy See. The main celebrant might change at the last moment.
04/07/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
The Holy See condemns Leshan ordination
In a statement made public today, the Vatican states that it does not recognize the new bishop, that he can not administer the diocese and is excommunicated. Voices in Leshan say that the new bishop has two children. The Vatican had informed some time ago that he could not be accepted as a candidate "for serious reasons”. Bishops who attended the ordination also warned. Fears that the government wants to create a de-facto schism, ordaining dozens of other bishops without papal mandate.
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.
16/09/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
New coadjutor bishop of Taiyuan
He is the seventh bishop ordained in a year, with the approval of the Holy See and Beijing. The ceremony was attended by five thousand faithful, 120 priests and four bishops, all approved by the Vatican. He tells AsiaNews it is time to "build the Church in our hearts." Taiyuan is a land of martyrs.
16/05/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Patriotic Association threatens 10 episcopal ordinations without papal mandate
This was declared by Anthony Liu Bainian, honorary president of the PA. On May 11 there was an election of Bishops in Shantou (Guangdong) with a single candidate, linked to the Communist Party to oust the bishop of the diocese, approved by the Holy See.
25/11/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church "wounded" by illicit ordination, united with Pope
A priest in the underground Church writes to AsiaNews about the Chengde illicit ordination. The impact on ecclesial communion, dialogue between China and the Vatican, on religious freedom in the country.
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