Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Chinese officials postpone illicit ordination as faithful protest

Catholic World News - June 28, 2012

Chinese authorities have postponed plans to ordain a Catholic bishop without Vatican approval, the AsiaNews service reports.

The Catholic Patriotic Association had planned to ordain Father Joseph Yue Fusheng as Bishop of Harbin on January 29. The ceremony would have been a direct insult to the Vatican—not only because it would proceed without a mandate from the Holy See, but also because the date is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, a day traditionally observed as a celebration of Catholic bishops’ communion with Roman Pontiff.

However, the ordination has apparently been delayed, AsiaNews reports. Loyal Catholics in Harbin, who strongly opposed the illicit ordination, have vowed to continue fasting and praying that the ceremony will be cancelled entirely.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 July expenses ($15,467 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,533.29
44% 56%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Wanted: a balanced Catholic perspective on immigration 4 hours ago
Renewal with God before Us: Christ Determines All 20 hours ago
Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod July 29
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried July 29
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy July 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21