Retired bishop in western China dies aged 98
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Bishop Anicetus Wang Chongyi of Guizhou was recognized by both Vatican and Chinese government
Bishop Anicetus Wang Chongyi of Guizhou was born into a Catholic family in 1919 and entered a minor seminary in Guiyang when he was 13. (Photo courtesy of the Guizhou Diocese)
Catholics in western China are mourning the loss of retired Bishop Anicetus Wang Chongyi of Guizhou who passed away in hospital April 20. He was 98.
Father Peter Wang, parish priest of Huangguoshu church in the bishop's home town, told ucanews.com that Bishop Wang had spent a month in palliative care before he died.
"His last Easter was spent in hospital," Father Wang said.
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