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Vatican official reaffirms support for Chinese bishop

Catholic World News - December 12, 2012

China’s reported decision to revoke the title of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin is an “abuse of power,” the secretary of the Congregation for Evangelization told the AsiaNews service.

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai said that the “so-called bishops’ conference” of China, which is sponsored by the government but has never been recognized by the Holy See, has no authority to revoke a bishop’s title.

Archbishop Hon said that Bishop Ma’s decision to resign his membership in the Catholic Patriotic Association was admirable, since the group’s foundational purpose is “incompatible with Catholic doctrine.” The Vatican official, a native of Hong Kong, told AsiaNews: “The Congregation for Evangelization fully supports Bishop Ma.”

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