The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter
The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter

Priest from northern China becomes first Catholic bishop ordained with blessing of Vatican and Beijing

  • Antonio Yao Shun becomes bishop of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia under deal agreed in September
  • Vatican continues efforts to restore relations with China despite repression of faith on mainland

Topic |   Catholic Church
The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter
The official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association said Yao Shun (centre) was ordained as bishop of the diocese of Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday. Photo: Twitter
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