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Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

| Michael Sainsbury | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai, one of two Chinese participants attending the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, concelebrated Mass with St. John Paul II twice in 1995. Although he was a member of the government-approved Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association — not recognized by the Vatican — it was only after his illicit ordination as a bishop of the Chinese-designated Diocese of Chengde that he was automatically excommunicated.

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