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Chinese bishop dead at 45

Catholic World News - May 03, 2011

A Chinese bishop who was ordained in 2007 has died at the age of 45 of pancreatitis. Bishop Francis Lu Shouwang of Yichang, a city of four million in east-central China, was ordained with the approval of Pope Benedict and Chinese government officials. With the prelate’s death leaves, five sees in Hubei province are now vacant.

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