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Taiwan loses its 
oldest bishop

TAIPEI (UCAN) : The oldest bishop in Taiwan, 97-year-old Bishop Paul Cheng Shih-kuang, died on August 23 at the Veterans Hospital in Taichung City.

Born in Shanxi province on the mainland in 1915, he was the oldest bishop in Taiwan and was ordained a priest in 1943.

In 1960, he became the auxiliary in Taipei and in 1966 was appointed archbishop of Tainan until his retirement in 1990.

He saw out his days in Taichung in the care of the Missionary Sisters of Providence.

His body was placed in the cathedral church of the Tainan diocese and Bishop Bosco Lin Chi-nan celebrated a requiem Mass for the repose of his soul.

His remains will be available for public tribute until arrangements are made for his funeral.

May he rest in peace.


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