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Papal commission on Chinese Church discusses formation of laity

April 23, 2012

A special papal commission on the Church in China met at the Vatican on April 23, just days after a Chinese bishop was ordained with Vatican approval, but an excommunicated bishop took part in the ceremony.

The commission, set up by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 and including both Vatican officials and Chinese Catholic representatives, is discussing the formation of lay Catholics in China. The commission will continue its discussions through April 25.


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