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CHINA - VATICAN
Sichuan, a new ordination after excommunications
Fr. Peter Luo Xuegang, with the permission of the pope, will be ordained coadjutor bishop of Yibin. But the excommunicated bishop of Leshan, Lei Shiyin may participate in the ceremony. The Patriotic Association’s ongoing campaign to subjugate the Church.
17/11/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Assembly of Chinese Catholics "by the end of the year"
The Assembly is the sovereign and "democratic" body governing the Chinese Church. In his letter the Pope says that it is "incompatible" with Catholic faith and the Vatican advises against participation. So far it has been delayed owing to the resistance of many bishops. But many Chinese prelates fear retaliation against their pastoral work and funding for the work. Risk of division in the Church.
06/06/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: "Contact between Vatican and China despite illicit ordinations"
Returning from a week spent in Italy, the cardinal said: "The situation has calmed down now, but the road ahead is long and a solution will not come so soon."
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.
19/11/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Chengde: illicit Episcopal ordination, the first in four years
Vice-President of the Patriotic Association ignores the Vatican veto. Many bishops are under pressure to take part in the ordination. Three prelates were seized. For the faithful of the diocese the new ordination against the wishes of the Holy See "is a time bomb." The new bishop is close to the government, but far from the local and universal Church.
21/12/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Wuhan Government gravely interferes in fate of priests and future bishop
Appointments and transfers of parish priests blocked. Forced resignation of Fr. Shen Guoan, administrator of the diocese. He had refused to be ordained bishop without papal mandate. It is feared that the government is preparing a new illicit episcopal ordination
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