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First bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining, Inner Mongolia, was ordained at the Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral on August 26. It was the first episcopal ordination since the 2018 China-Vatican provisional agreement on the ordination of bishops.
 

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Questions remain despite Vatican-China agreement on bishop appointments

By Michael Sainsbury 
 
China’s ruling Communist Party continues to persecute at least half of China’s more than 12 million Catholics despite last September’s agreement with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
 








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Official bishops back Vatican-China deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Chinese bishops attending the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing gave their backing to the Vatican-China provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.
 
Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu of Mindong, a CPPCC member and a vice-chairperson of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), told Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily on March 3 that the deal was a win-win agreement that would promote the unity of the Chinese Church and its healthy development.
 

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Clarifying the fate of the unofficial Church in China

ROME (AsiaNews): China’s president, Xi Jinping, will be in Italy from March 20 to 23, and rumours are already circulating of a possible meeting with Pope Francis. Should this be the case, it is important to clarify the fate of the unofficial Church and the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA).
 

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