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Chinese Catholics say it is blasphemy to concelebrate Mass with a bishop not recognized by the Vatican

Shanghai bishop says Mass with govt appointed prelate
Bishop Zhan Silu of Mindong, who is not approved by the Vatican, concelebrated Easter Mass with Bishop Ma Daqin of Shanghai  on April 17. (Photo supplied/Mindong Diocese's Wechat)
ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

April 17, 2017

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A bishop under house arrest in China held his first public Mass since 2012 but concelebrated it with a government-appointed bishop not recognized by the Vatican.

Vatican-approved Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai concelebrated Easter Mass with Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu at Mindong Cathedral.

A report on the Mass posted on Mindong Diocese's Wechat account on April 16 said, "In the beginning of the Mass, Bishop Zhan introduced Bishop Ma from Shanghai to the faithful and they welcomed him with a long applause."

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