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China to ordain 7 more bishops

July 22, 2011

Father Joseph Guo Jincai, who was ordained a bishop in November 2010 without a papal mandate and now serves as vice chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, has announced that seven more bishops will be ordained in China at an unspecified time.

Guo’s announcement follows two illicit episcopal consecrations in recent weeks, both of which prompted strong Vatican statements that announced the automatic excommunications of the illicitly ordained prelates.


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