A Western-educated Chinese priest was ordained as a bishop Tuesday in a ceremony that Beijing hopes will help ease tensions with the Vatican.
The ordination of Bishop Joseph Gan Junqiu, who has studied in Belgium and France, came with the Vatican’s backing and was held under heavy security.
Guards used metal barricades to block off the entrance of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in this booming southern city once known as Canton. Most attendees arrived in tour buses and avoided the news media. [Full Text]
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