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Bishop for reconciliation breathes his last

HANZHONG (AsiaNews): Bishop Matthias Yu Chengxin, the retired coadjutor from Hanzhong in Shaanxi province died on December 7 at the age of 90.
 
His funeral was celebrated on December 12 in the church at Xiaozhai in the county of Chengguo, the 28th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
 
Bishop Yu belonged to the unofficial community of Hanzhong, but it was Bishop Louis Yu Runchen, from the official community in Hanzhong, who presided at the funeral ceremony.
 

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One of first secretly ordained bishops dies

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Casimir Wang Milu, from Tianshui in the northwest of China, suffered a stroke and later contracted pneumonia in hospital where he died on February 14 at the age of 74.

The bishop from the unofficial community of the Church was not recognised by the Chinese government. He had been hospitalised since early January, but his condition continued to deteriorate. His funeral took place on February 18.

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Chinese bishop afforded state funeral

BEIJING (SE): An outspoken supporter of the Communist Party, the 98-year-old Bishop Anthony Tu Shihua, from the diocese of Puqi in Hebei province, who died on January 4, was afforded the honour of a state funeral at Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing on January 10.

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