Under the Provisional Agreement, a third Bishop has been appointed and ordained in the People’s Republic of China, in communion with Pope Francis, confirmed the Holy See.
He is Reverend Thomas Chen Tianhao, appointed in the diocese of Qingdao, Shandong. Matteo Bruni, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, announced at the same time that new appointments are expected in the future. ”Several processes are underway for episcopal appointments,” he said.
According to Vatican Radio, “the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China is bearing fruits.” It’s the third appointment of a Bishop in communion with the Successor of Peter, since the signing of the Agreement in September 2018.