China formally recognizes ‘underground’ Catholic bishop
June 11, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: The Chinese government has officially recognized an 83-year-old Catholic bishop who had led the ‘underground’ Church for more than 20 years. On June 9, Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan was installed as head of the Fuzhou diocese—which he has led, without government approval, since 1997. The government’s recognition is a produce of the secret 2018 accord between Rome and Beijing.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!