Illicit Episcopal Consecration of Patriotic Association Priest Postponed

Asia News: The unlawful ordination of Fr Shen Guoan as bishop of Hankou was postponed to an unspecified future date. It had been set to take place this Friday. A local priest today told AsiaNews that the ordination was postponed with explanations or a new date. Another priest in a neighbouring province confirmed the information, adding that he was told about the change last Friday or Saturday. Catholics in Hankou said they hoped this “unlawful ordination would not occur in their diocese.” More on this unfolding story here.