Rome Newsroom, Jan 31, 2024 / 16:53 pm
The Vatican announced on Wednesday the appointment of Father Peter Wu Yishun as the bishop of the Apostolic Prefecture of Shaowu (Minbei), the third appointment of a bishop in China in just a week.
According to the announcement, Wu was nominated as bishop of Shaowu, which is situated in the southeastern coastal province of Fujian, on Dec. 16, 2023, “within the framework of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China.”
The Mass of episcopal consecration was celebrated in the Church of Chengguan in the district of Jianyang in the city of Nanping and celebrated by Joseph Li Shan, the archbishop of Beijing, president of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), and vice chairman of the Chinese Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
The Mass was also attended by three other bishops, 80 priests, and approximately 360 religious and laypeople, according to an official statement from the state-run Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC).