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Report: Chinese Bishop Appointed to Shanghai Without Vatican Approval

The installation ceremony of Bishop John Peng Weizhao in Nanchang, China on Nov. 24, 2022.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Tuesday that ‘the Holy See had been informed a few days ago of the decision of the Chinese authorities to transfer [Bishop Shen Bin from Haimen to Shanghai] and learned from the media of the installation this morning.’