Sino-Vatican agreement: New auxiliary bishop for Pingliang diocese

After the provisional agreement between the Vatican and China regarding the appointment of bishops, China received another bishop.

Monsignor Joji Vadakara, Vatican City

After the signing of the interim agreement on the nomination of bishops, which is very important in Vatican-China relations, China received a new Auxiliary Bishop. This is the fifth shepherd China has received since the treaty. Antonio Li Hui was anointed Bishop of Pingliang Diocese of Gansu Province on Wednesday, July 28.

Giuseppe Ma Yinglin, Bishop of Kunming, Yunnan Province, officiated at the consecration, according to a report on the Chinese Catholic Church’s Web page.

Born in May, 1972, in May, Shanghai Province, Bishop Li Hui entered Pingliang Diocesan Seminary in 1990 and graduated from the National Seminary of the Catholic Church in China. He was ordained a priest in 1996.

On January 11, 2021, the new bishop was nominated by His Holiness Pope Francis, according to the head of the Vatican’s Office, Matteo Bruni.

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