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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.
Chengde, eight bishops in communion with Pope participate in illicit ordination
The ceremony took place despite the strong protest of the Holy See. There had been no illegal ordinations since 2006. Among the eight bishops who participated there is also Mgr. Francis An Shuxin of Baoding, who last year had emerged from the underground church, causing many conflicts and disputes with the Vatican. The faithful are sad and angry.
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.
18/11/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See against an illicit Episcopal ordination and violence against bishops
The government preparing for ceremony on Nov. 20 and seizes two bishops to force them to participate. The Vatican denounces "severe violations of religious freedom and conscience." Blackmail in anticipation of the National Assembly of Catholic representatives, a body "incompatible" with Catholic faith, which the bishops should not attend
24/11/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See condemns illicit episcopal ordination in Chengde
In a harsh statement, the Vatican expresses the pope’s "deep regret" and denounces "a serious breach of Catholic discipline" and "freedom of religion and conscience." The Beijing government has ignored the demands of the Holy See and let Liu Bainian, vice president of the Patriotic obstruct China - the Holy See dialogue. It reminds the illicit bishop of his excommunication latae sententiae.
"Patriotic" ceremony for the new bishop of Changsha
Excommunicated bishop (Anhui), and the archbishop of Beijing, who is in an ambiguous position, present. Few faithful. Many government and the United Front officials present. The oath of the bishop according to the dictates of the Patriotic Association.
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