Vatican newspaper tribute to 'underground' Chinese bishop
August 12, 2016
L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute Bishop Vincent Huang Shoucheng of Xiapu (Funing), who recently died at the age of 93 and whose ministry was not recognized by the Communist government.
“Of his over 60 years in the priesthood, Bishop Huang spent 35 in prison, in forced labor and under house arrest, during which he gave heroic witness to the faith, with unconditional loyalty to the Successor of Peter and in profound communion with the universal Church,” the Vatican newspaper reported, adding:
He is remembered by those who knew him as a great pastor, who was courageous, patient, humble, full of faith and dedicated to evangelization. The diocese now has about 90 thousand Catholics with over 60 priests, 200 nuns and 300 consecrated lay women, engaged in evangelization.
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