China To Install New Vatican-approved Beijing Bishop – AFP

Beijing’s detente with the Pope moves forward with an acceptance of the Vatican’s choice for top Catholic in the Chinese capital. From AFP:

China’s government-established Catholic church will install a new Vatican-approved bishop of Beijing possibly as early as this week, a top Chinese church official told AFP on Monday.

“Father Joseph Li Shan has been elected bishop of Beijing. I have heard there will be an ordination ceremony on September 21,” said Liu Bainian, vice chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. [Full Text]

September 17, 2007 1:50 AM
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