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China Ordains New Catholic Bishop Amid Tensions

A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Roman Catholic bishop in three years, amid continued repression of Chinese Christians. Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin was ordained Tuesday in Henan province before about 1,400 faithful, as hundreds of police officers enforced a tight security cordon nearby, according to Catholic websites based abroad. The ceremony was a rare recent case of Chinese officials being in alignment with the Roman Catholic leadership in a choice for...

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