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CHINA - VATICAN
New bishop of Taizhou ordained, after nearly 50 years of vacant see
Approved by the Vatican. The Diocese of Taizhu was among the first to have a Chinese bishop in 1926. The newly ordained bishop has spent 25 years in hard labour. "In prison I discovered that God is close to me". No problems in the relationship between official and underground Christians. After decades the diocese is reborn.
02/05/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
"A slap in the face against the Vatican": new episcopal ordination without pope's approval
To take place tomorrow in Anhui. The Patriotic Association is preparing many other ordinations of bishops to bring about a crisis in dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See.
19/04/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Excommunicated Bishop at Nanchong ordination. Abp. Savio Hon: Disobedience leads to self-destruction
The ordination took place this morning. In addition to the excommunicated bishop, there were five other bishops in communion with the pope. The faithful speak of "disrespect" to the newly ordained bishop, and to the community. The risks of division between official and underground communities will lead to the failure of Hu Jintao’s "harmonious society". Secretary of Propaganda Fide, “Lack of respect for the person of the new bishop and his community."
21/09/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Mgr. Peter Wu Junwei, new bishop of Yuncheng
The eighth bishop ordained this year with the approval of the Holy See and recognition of Beijing. All ordaining bishops are in communion with the Holy See. The priorities of the newly-ordained: formation of priests and laity to evangelize. In October, a planned retreat with all the priests of the diocese. The first evangelization of Yuncheng dates to late Ming Dynasty, by the Italian Jesuits Alenia and Vagnone.
Zhengding-Shijiazhuang, growing cooperation between official and underground bishops
For the first time in decades, to mark the Mid-autumn Festival, some priests and laity of the diocese of underground Bishop. Jia Zhiguo, met with Mgr. Jiang Taoran, official bishop emeritus of Shijiazhuang. Mgr. Jia arrested several times, was freed last July.
Underground Bishop of Xiwanzi dies, security tightened for funeral
Although the area is under heavy snow, thousands of faithful are expected for the funeral. The government bans display of Episcopal insignia, prohibits the publication of obituaries and allows only three priests to attend the ceremony. In 2009, 7 Chinese bishops died. In China only 94 pastors remain.
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