02 Jun '11, 8am

#China to name #bishop without #Pope approval....

#China to name #bishop without #Pope approval....

China's government-backed Catholic church is preparing to ordain a new bishop this month, and the leading candidate reportedly is a priest who lacks the Vatican's backing, potentially adding fuel to a long-running feud between Beijing and Rome. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - CHINA'S government-backed Catholic church is preparing to ordain a new bishop this month, and the leading candidate reportedly is a priest who lacks the Vatican's backing, potentially adding fuel to a long-running feud between Beijing and Rome. China doesn't have any official ties with the Vatican and the communist government has long disputed the Holy See's insistence on the right to appoint bishops. China ordained another bishop without the Pope's approval in November, which the Vatican later called a 'grave wound' to the faith. Ucanews.com, a news service that covers the Catholic church in Asia, report...

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