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Vatican confirms consecration of first Chinese bishop following controversial Vatican-China deal

A Chinese priest of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, a religious institution controlled by the country’s communist government, was ordained a bishop this week with Pope Francis’ approval.

“If these reports are true, then it would not be correct to say that this is the first ordination since the Sino-Vatican Agreement was signed, since Msgr. Yao was already a bishop,” said China expert Steve Mosher, president of Population Research Institute, to LifeSiteNews.

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