China: Underground Bishop Resigns, ‘Your Faith is in God, and not in a Man’

CNA: Courtney Mares: Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his complete resignation from public life.

Bishop Guo Xijin, 62, wrote in a letter published by Asia News Oct. 5 explaining that he was retiring to concentrate on prayer because he does not “want to become an obstacle to progress.” Report is here.