Ordinations in Shanghai: Beijing’s heavy influence evident
June 07, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Four new priests were ordained for the Diocese of Shanghai on June 5. But the ceremony illustrated the control exerted by Beijing, as the government blocked the ordination of a fifth deacon, because he had attended World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. The ordinations were performed by Bishop Joseph Shen Bin, the vice-president of the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association. Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai could not attend because he has been under house arrest since 2012, when he resigned from the Patriotic Association.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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