First bishop in more than three years or­dained

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Catholic dio­cese in Anyang, He­nan province, has or­dained the coun­try’s first Catholic bishop in more than three years, an ap­point­ment rec­og­nized by the coun­try’s re­li­gious author­i­ties and the Vat­i­can.

Fa­ther Joseph Zhang Yin­lin, 44, was or­dained coad­ju­tor bishop of Anyang on Aug 4 in a cer­e­mony at­tended by more than 1,500 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 75 priests and 120 nuns, said Li Jian­lin, a spokesman for the Catholic dio­cese in the province.

Zhang was elected as can­di­date to be coad­ju­tor bishop of Anyang dio­cese on April 29, and the cer­e­mony was post­poned un­til Au­gust “be­cause of the prepa­ra­tion work re­quired,” said Li.

The event re­ceived ex­ten­sive cov­er­age by Vat­i­can Ra­dio, the voice of the Holy See and the Ro­man Catholic Church. It noted that the or­di­na­tion was ap­proved by the Vat­i­can.

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