22.09.2018: Pope Francis has decided to readmit to full ecclesial communion the remaining “official” Bishops, ordained without Pontifical Mandate: H.E. Mgr Joseph Guo Jincai, H.E. Mgr Joseph Huang Bingzhang, H.E. Mgr Paul Lei Shiyin, H.E. Mgr Joseph Liu Xinhong, H.E. Mgr Joseph Ma Yinglin, H.E. Mgr Joseph Yue Fusheng, H.E. Mgr Vincent Zhan Silu and H.E. Mgr Anthony Tu Shihua, OFM (who, before his death on 4th January 2017, had expressed the desire to be reconciled with the Apostolic See).
15.06.2018: Bishop Joseph Li Mingshu of Qingdao died
18.01.2018: Bishop Emeritus Joseph Wang Yu-jung died
11.12.2017: Aux.-Bishop John Baptist Tseng Chien-tsi of Hwalien retired
07.12.2017: Bishop Matthias Yu Chengxin passed away
17.11.2017: Bishop Lucas Ly Jing Feng of Fengxian passed away.
Thank you Bishop Lucas for all your assistance! RIP.
Coadjutor Bishop Peter Li Huiyuan succeeded.
25.09.2017: Bishop Matthew Hu Xiande of Ningbo passed away
22.08.2017: Archbishop Emeritus Matthew Kia Yen-Wen of Taipeh passed away
09.06.2017: Bishop John Liu Shigong of Wumeng (Jining) passed away
30.11.2016: Two consecrations in China:
25.09.2016: Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwei of Taizhou passed away.
12.09.2016: Msgr. Rodrigues da Costa, Bishop Emeritus of Macau, passed away.
19.04.2016: New book on Catholic Bishops in China published by Dr. Manfred Kierein