Chinese bishops reportedly pressed to join in illicit ordination
Catholic World News - November 17, 2010
Catholic bishops in China’s Hebei province are under heavy pressure to participate in the consecration of a new bishop who has not been recognized by the Vatican.
Priests in Hebei reported to UCANews that two bishops-- Bishop Peter Fen Xinmao of Jingxian and Joseph Li Liangui of Xianxian—have been taken to an undisclosed location by local government officials. The priests fear that the bishops are being subjected to pressure to join in the November 20 ordination of Father Joseph Guo Jincai, who is a leading official in the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association. The Vatican has not approved the ordination.
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