A worn bible is seen at a new government-sanctioned Catholic church in Xincun, Henan. China’s estimated 10 million Catholics are legally supposed to attend only churches governed by a state-controlled body with clergy appointed by the party. Photo: AFP

‘Underground’ bishop appointed to state-backed role in central China

  • Jin Lugang was inaugurated as coadjutor bishop for Nanyang diocese in Henan, according to state media
  • It comes after an agreement was struck between Beijing and the Vatican in September
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A worn bible is seen at a new government-sanctioned Catholic church in Xincun, Henan. China’s estimated 10 million Catholics are legally supposed to attend only churches governed by a state-controlled body with clergy appointed by the party. Photo: AFP
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