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China: Diocese of Zhengzhou in Henan holds episcopal ordination of Bishop Wang Yuesheng

Catholic Church in China

On January 25, Bishop Wang Yuesheng of the Diocese of Zhengzhou was ordained as an episcopal at the Catholic Church located on Qinghuayuan Road, Huiji District, Zhengzhou City, China.

Bishop Yuesheng's appointment is done with the Vatican’s approval, as per the agreement between China and the Vatican.

The Catholic Diocese of Zhengzhou is in the city of Zhengzhou in the ecclesiastical province of Kaifeng in China. 

Bishop Yang Yongqiang, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Catholic Bishops Conference and Zhoucun Diocese, Vice Chairman of the Henan Catholic Patriotic Association, and Anyang Bishop Zhang Yinlin of the diocese, deputy director of the Academic Affairs Committee, officiated at the ordination ceremony.

Bishop Shen Bin, Chairman of the Chinese Catholic Bishops Conference, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, and the Shanghai Diocese also attended the ceremony.

Father Yang Yu, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of China, read out the letter of approval. 

More than 300 people, including more than 40 priests, nuns, and lay representatives from Chinese Catholic churches and dioceses in the province, attended the event. Bishop Yuesheng was born on February 27, 1966, in Zhumadian City, Henan Province. 

From September 1987 to July 1993, he studied theology at the Central South Theological and Philosophical College. In October 1993, he became ordained as a priest.

In June 2005, the Zhengzhou Catholic Academic Affairs Committee appointed him as its director and he became the parish priest of the Qinghuayuan Road Catholic Church in Huiji District.
In December 2011, he served as chairman of the Henan Catholic Patriotic Association and deputy director of the Academic Affairs Committee. 

He became the rector of the Diocese of Zhengzhou in January 2013. On March 22, 2022, the Diocese of Zhengzhou elected him as the bishop-elect.


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