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CHINA - VATICAN
Jiangmen, first Episcopal ordination in 2011 after Beijing-Holy See tensions
Mgr. Liang Jiansen is Bishop of Jiangmen (Guangdong), a diocese vacant since 2007. All the bishops who participated in communion with the Holy See. The priorities of the newly-ordained: the formation of priests, nuns and laity. In the diocese there is a shrine that commemorates the place where St. Francis Xavier died in 1552 (Shangchuan).
Nothing to toast between China and the Vatican: Beijing wants complete control
For the Global Times (the People's Daily) China does not like the "Vietnamese model" of agreed episcopal ordinations. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s embarrassment in front of the Holy See’s countless efforts. China wants the Vatican to accept all excommunicated bishops and to keep silent on those who are underground and imprisoned. The case of Msgr. Cosma Shi Enxiang. Without religious freedom, diplomatic relations are pointless. The work of mission and the unity of Catholics in China. A task for Xi Jinping: implement the anti-corruption campaign in the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Patriotic Association, which have grown rich over the decades on the backs of Christians.
Beijing and the Holy See: the unity of the Church before diplomatic relations
From December until today, despite many difficulties the Church in China has been trying to rebuild the path to unity between official and underground Catholics, dealt a severe blow by Communist Party strategies. The idea of the "Vietnam model". But Beijing’s fear of the "Jasmine Revolution" seems to prevail over interests in seeing reconciliation with the Church and society.
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.
21/09/2007 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.
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.
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