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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Chinese authorities holding 4 bishops loyal to Holy See

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Reports out of China have also said that Bishop Paul Pei Junmin is being surrounded in his cathedral by the police as priests deny them access.

The Vatican has warned that anyone who willingly takes part in an illicit ordination faces the risk of ex-communication. They do however make exceptions for those who are forced to attend against their will.

The Vatican has repeatedly appealed to the Chinese government to end the state sanctioned Church as relations continue to worsen.

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