Chinese bishop, displaced by Beijing appointment, resigns to life of prayer
October 05, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: A Chinese Catholic bishop who was relieved of his post as part of the Vatican-Beijing agreement has announced his plan to “abandon all offices of the diocese and retire to a life in prayer.” Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin, who had been head of the Mindong diocese, was never recognized by the government. He agreed, at the Vatican’s request, to become an auxiliary to Bishop Zhan Silu, who had previously been excommunicated after he was appointed by the government and installed without Vatican approval.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Oct. 06, 2020 1:52 PM ET USA
This says it all. From the cited: "Msgr. Guo’s decision was communicated to the faithful after yesterday's evening mass and with an official letter in which he defines himself as a 'fool' and a 'lout, unable to keep up with the times and with the style 'of the Church in China and directly in our diocese'." And Satan smiled. And the Vatican did nothing. Sinicization of the Catholic Church in China, right? With no appeal to the Vatican possible (C. Pell?), an anti-Catholic Chinese Church, resign.