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Vatican condemns pending illicit ordination of bishop in China

It also warns that this episcopal ordination without the permission of Rome will cause “strong disunity in the Catholic community in China”.

The Catholic Church in China is divided between the Patriotic Church, which is controlled by the government and appoints bishops that are loyal to the party system, and then there is the underground Church, which is faithful to Rome, but is not able to practice their faith openly. ;

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