3 September, 2015 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile






mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato

e-mail this to a friend printable version


» 09/08/2005
VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Mgr Aloysius Jin Luxian (Profile)

 



Mgr Aloysius Jin Luxian was born in 1916. He has spent 18 years in prison and 9 in re-education camps. He was arrested the first time on September 8, 1955, in the same raid that saw the arrest of then Bishop of Shanghai Ignatius Gong Pinmei, whom Pope John Paul II made cardinal in pectore in the consistory of 1979.

In 1985 he was consecrated the official Bishop of the diocese of Shanghai with the recognition of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association but without the apostolic mandate, i.e. without the Pope's approval. He later requested and received the communion with Rome. Ever since, he has tried to bridge the gap with the underground Church. Through his pastoral work he has also tried to modernise the diocese.

Given his inside channels in the government, Bishop Jin was the first to reopen a national theological seminary which is now among the most modern in the country. In so doing he was able to develop the place Catholics have made for themselves in Shanghai's culture and society.

Last June 28, he consecrated the new Auxiliary Bishop of his diocese, 42-year-old Joseph Xing Wenshi.

Bishop Xing is the first Chinese Bishop under Pope Benedict XVI. Although he was named to the post by John Paul II before the latter's death, he was voted by a majority of the priests, nuns and laity of his diocese, approved by both Beijing and the Vatican and consecrated by Archbishop Jin.

Bishop Xing's election could end the division of the diocese of Shanghai, one of the most active in China because it currently has two bishops. In addition to Archbishop Jin, there is also Joseph Fan Zhongliang, who belongs to the underground Church but who is also very ill and under house surveillance.

The diocese of Shanghai has some 140,000 Catholics in the official Church with 110 churches and 70 priests.


e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
09/08/2005 VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Mgr Anthony Li Duan (Profile)
09/08/2005 VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Mgr Wei Jingyi (Profile)
09/08/2005 VATICAN – synod - CHINA
Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng (Profile)
09/16/2005 CHINA – VATICAN
Negotiations still on for Chinese bishops' Rome visit
09/30/2005 China - Vatican
China's 4 bishops will not attend Synod
VATICAN – SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
Pope to write letter to Chinese bishops invited to Synod
CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing's "no" shatters the illusion that something has changed
China - Vatican
China's 4 bishops will not attend Synod
CHINA – VATICAN
Negotiations still on for Chinese bishops' Rome visit
vatican - china
Chinese Bishops invited to Rome: government has the last word
VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Synod on Eucharist: Vatican-appointed Chinese bishops speak
VATICAN - synod - CHINA
Pope names 4 Chinese bishops as members of the Synod on the Eucharist
VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Mgr Anthony Li Duan (Profile)
VATICAN – synod - CHINA
Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng (Profile)
VATICAN – SYNOD – CHINA
Mgr Wei Jingyi (Profile)

Editor's choices
INDIA
Card. Toppo: Learning to take care of the earth and its inhabitants from India’s tribals
by Nirmala CarvalhoThe Archbishop of Ranchi, speaks to AsiaNews ahead of the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation (1 September). The nation is home to "more than one million tribal Catholic, and in our culture we respect nature and will celebrate its gifts." Today "to be true witnesses of Christ, we must respond to the ecological crisis through a deep spiritual conversion."
VATICAN - IRAQ
Fr. Samir of Amadiya: The Pope is the voice of Iraqi refugees
by Bernardo CervelleraThe Chaldean priest met Pope Francis, asking him to keep the world’s focus on Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. His diocese is home to 3500 Christian families and almost half a million Yazidis who fled Islamic State violence. ISIS is not all Islam and there are Muslims who want an Iraq of coexistence. Christians might not emigrate, but remain in their own land. Aid projects for refugees: school for children, work for adults, a home for every family. An appeal to AsiaNews.
LEBANON
Muslims defend Christians’ freedom in Beirut DeclarationFreedom of religion, education and opinion are defended by quoting the Qur’ān, which is the basis for the rule of law, not a religious state. Lebanese Sunnis slam violence committed in the name of God. The full declaration is reprinted here.

Dossier

Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.