Chinese diocese gets new bishop under Sino-Vatican deal – UCA News

Chinese Catholics witnessed the consecration of the fifth bishop under a deal that China’s communist government agreed with the Vatican three years ago.   Father Anthony Li Hui was ordained as the coadjutor bishop of Pingliang diocese at Gansu province in northwestern China on July 28, approved by both the state and the Church. The 49-year-old Bishop Li is the fifth bishop ordained under the China-Vatican provisional agreement signed in 2018, church sources told UCA News. The Sino-Vatican deal, whose provisions are still not made public, reportedly allows the pope to approve and veto bishops approved by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Initially signed for two years, the agreement was renewed for another two years in October 2020.

Chinese diocese gets new bishop under Sino-Vatican deal – UCA News

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