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:

Duan Yinmin
Fan Xueyan
Han Ting-pi
Li Taonan
Pi Shu-shi
Ten Gan-lin
Wang Wen-cheng
Zhang Kexing
Zhao Zhen-sheng

Zhou Weidao


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