Tight security at Chinese bishop’s ordination; excommunicated prelate takes part
Catholic World News - November 30, 2011
Amid security scans and police dogs, Father Peter Luo Xuegang was ordained coadjutor bishop of Yibin, a city of 4.5 million in south-central China, on November 30. The Diocese of Yibin has seven priests and 30,000 Catholics.
Bishop Luo’s consecration was approved by both the Holy See and state authorities. Contrary to the wishes of the Holy See, however, an excommunicated bishop--Paul Lei Shiyin--joined in the consecration.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($3,783 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!