Excommunicated Chinese bishop joins in yet another episcopal ordination
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Bishop Lei Shiyin attends ordination of new Xichang prelate, two days after ceremony in Chengdu
Newly-ordained Bishop Lei Jiapei of Xichang (second left) takes group photo with four other bishops of Sichuan province, including excommunicated Bishop Lei Shiyin of Leshan, seen in the center. (Photo supplied).
An excommunicated bishop has joined in another episcopal ordination in Sichuan province, an event that saw tighter security measures than the previous one in Chengdu two days ago.
Father John Lei Jiapei was ordained Bishop of Xichang by Bishop Fang Xingyao of Linyi, chair of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, at the Sanyajie Catholic Church on Dec. 2 with the assistance of Bishops Xiao Zejiang of Guiyang and He Zeqing of Wanxian (Wanzhou).
Four bishops from Sichuan also concelebrated in the ceremony, including the newly-ordained Bishop Tang Yuange of Chengdu and the excommunicated Bishop Lei Shiyin of Leshan.
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