Vatican Says 5th Catholic Bishop Consecrated Under China Agreement| National Catholic Register

A Vatican spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the fifth bishop to be created under the 2018 Vatican-China deal has been ordained. Anthony Li Hui was appointed coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Pingliang by Pope Francis on Jan. 11, according to spokesman Matteo Bruni. Bruni said that Bishop Li was ordained in the Cathedral of Pingliang, in the province of Gansu, on July 28.  Pingliang, in north-central China, has a wider metropolitan population of more than two million people. According to UCA News, the 49-year-old Bishop Li was consecrated by Archbishop Joseph Ma Yinglin of Kunming, president of the state-sanctioned Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China. Bishops’ conference vice president Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai and Bishop Nicolas Han Jide of Pingliang were concelebrants.

Vatican Says 5th Catholic Bishop Consecrated Under China Agreement| National Catholic Register

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