Chinese bishop passes away, the sixth in China for 2016
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Retired Bishop Francis Tong Hui spent 15 years in a communist prison
Parishioners have decorated the church in preparation for the funeral of retired Bishop Francis Tong Hui of Yan'an (Yulin). (Photo supplied)
A retired bishop in China's northwestern Shaanxi province died in hospital on Oct. 27, making him the sixth bishop in the country to pass away this year.
Retired Bishop Francis Tong Hui of Yan'an (Yulin) died from lung infection complications in Tangdu Hospital on Oct. 27. He was 83.
The bishop retired a year after his successor Father John Baptist Yang Xiaoting was ordained as coadjutor bishop of the diocese in 2010.
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