Another bishop ordained in China
September 30, 2010
With the approval of both the Holy See and Chinese government authorities, Bishop Peter Wu Junwei was consecrated as bishop of Yuncheng on September 26. The east-central Chinese city has a population of 4.9 million; the diocese has 15,000 laity, 30 priests, and 40 nuns.
The new bishop is a descendant of St. Peter Wang Anbang, a secular Franciscan martyr who was canonized in 2001. “The diocesan community has greatly rejoiced to learn that Bishop Wu thanked the Holy Father for his appointment, professing a sincere loyalty to the Pope and the universal Church,” according to the Fides news agency.
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