Chinese Episcopal Ordination Valid?

by Steve Ray on November 26, 2010

Bishop_Joseph_Guo_Jincai_Chinese_flag_CNA_World_Catholic_News_11_22_10My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes:

“Was the Chinese episcopal ordination valid? I almost blogged about the Chinese episcopal ordination ceremony last Saturday, but held off for lack of concrete facts and because of the eruption of another story the same day. But a line in the HSPO press release today suggests that maybe my earlier hunches were correct. So here goes: If I were the Chinese government, I would not be so sure that Saturday‚Äôs episcopal ordination ceremonies had, in fact, resulted in the ordination of a bishop.”

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