LifeSite: Pope Francis Approves Appointment of Communist Bishop to Wuhan

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Pope Francis appointed a Franciscan priest, the Rev. Francesco Cui Qingqi, as the brand new Catholic bishop of Wuhan.

Father Francis Joseph Cui Qingqi, O.F.M., a well-known Chinese Communist Party insider, is to be ordained Bishop of Wuhan on September 8.

LifeSite, Sep 7, 2021

WUHAN, China (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has given its approval to ordain a new bishop to the long-vacant see of Wuhan, accepting a well-known Chinese Communist Party (CCP) insider, the only candidate put forward by the CCP for Vatican consideration. 

Father Francis Joseph Cui Qingqi, O.F.M., is to be ordained as Bishop of Wuhan at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on September 8the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, AsiaNews confirmed Sunday.

Cui’s appointment fills the seat which has lay vacant since 2007, becoming the fourth bishop to be consecrated under the Sino–Vatican agreement since its renewal in October 2020 and the sixth since the deal was first struck in 2018.  …