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CHINA - VATICAN
New Episcopal ordination in Nanchong with possible presence of excommunicated bishop
The candidate, Fr Chen Gongao, has the Holy See's approval. He delayed his ordination ceremony until now to avoid the presence of unlawful bishops. The Vatican and the faithful have repeatedly slammed the "Maoist practices" of the Patriotic Association.
29/06/2011 CHINA – VATICAN
Leshan: seven legitimate bishops take part in Episcopal ordination that had no papal mandate
This is the first ordination since the Vatican issued a declaration on excommunication with regards to such celebrations. A lawful Episcopal consecration was scheduled to take place in Handan (Hebei) but was stopped by police. The unlawful bishop stresses the importance evangelisation but many of the faithful are “sad”.
07/09/2007 VATICAN - CHINA
Guiyang, first Episcopal ordination after Pope’s Letter
The Holy See approves. Perhaps for the first time ever bishops and faithful from underground and official Church will celebrate together.
11/07/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Officials kidnap bishops of Guangdong to force them to take part in illicit Shantou ordination
Three bishops were taken in the past two days: the bishop of Guangzhou has been missing for days. In Shenyang Mgr. Pei Junmin, designated to preside over the celebration, is being defended by his priests and faithful with a non-stop sit-in in the cathedral. PA claims the Vatican "divides the Church in China and creates more disputes."
13/06/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
Illicit ordinations in China: the Holy See explains what is to be done with excommunicated bishops
At the request of many Chinese believers, underground and official, the Vatican issues a statement to explain matters related to illicit ordinations and subsequent excommunication of bishops (ordaining and ordained). The guilty parties should make a public gesture of penance, abstain from the Eucharist, the sacraments and government of the diocese. All this is a "medicinal" cure to allow for reintegration into Catholic communion. The full text of the Declaration.
18/07/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church "resists" excessive power of Government and Patriotic Association
Faithful and priests have stopped the "kidnapping" of Msgr. Pei, designated to preside over the illicit ordination of Shantou. Yesterday in the dioceses of Guangdong the declaration of the Holy See was issued, greeted by applause. For months Harbin priests have resisted the illicit ordination of bishop. Members of the underground Church are asking the Vatican to proceed with the ordination of bishops for their communities.
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