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CHINA - VATICAN
Patriotic Association threatens 10 episcopal ordinations without papal mandate
This was declared by Anthony Liu Bainian, honorary president of the PA. On May 11 there was an election of Bishops in Shantou (Guangdong) with a single candidate, linked to the Communist Party to oust the bishop of the diocese, approved by the Holy See.
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.
20/09/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
All is ready for the ordination of the new bishop of Beijing
Only those invited will participate in tomorrow’s celebration, among security measures a ban on (foreign) media. The faithful reassured by papal approval.
12/04/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Priests and bishop of Bameng forced to concelebrate with excommunicated bishop
More details emerge on the installation ceremony of Bishop. Du, under pressure from the religious authorities and the Patriotic Association. The ceremony on 8 April was all under government control. Fears of priests for possible difficulties for faithful and the underground community.
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
04/05/2006 CHINA VATICAN
A sigh of relief among Chinese Catholics after Vatican issues statement on illegitimate ordinations
Issue had to be clear. Bishops and priests from the 'official' Church refused to take part in the ordinations imposed by the Patriotic Association. Some clergymen are calling for the appointment of apostolic administrators in dioceses like Beijing' now under illegitimate bishops.
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