Episcopal Lineages since 1958
Episcopal Lineages in China since 1958
The consecrations of the CPA and later the secret consecrations of the vatican-appointed bishops in China started on 13.04.1958 with the consecration of Bishops Dong Guang-qing and Yuan Wen-hua by Bishop Li Taonan.
For a nearly 65 years of consecrations, I want to give an overview on the consecration lineages of these bishops in China, who continued the various lineages in China - without and with approval of the Holy See.
The "first generation" of independent patriotic bishops and secretly consecrated roman-catholic bishops started with the following chinese bishops:
Archbishop Rosà consecrated on 24.06.1951 Li Taonan. He was the first bishop, who consecrated two bishops without approval of the Holy See on 13.04.1958: Dong Guang-qing and Yuan Wen-hua