Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Divide Widens

The second Chinese bishop in four days has been ordained in an illicit ordination.
Father Joseph Liu Xinhong, 41, was ordained bishop of Anhui May 3 at Wuhu's St. Joseph Church, the cathedral of the Wuhu Diocese before the government-approved church administration in China changed diocesan boundaries.
On April 30, Father Joseph Ma Yinglin, 41, was ordained bishop of Kunming, also without papal approval.

Both priests had been informed that the ordinations had not recieved papal approval.

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