sabato 19 agosto 2017
For the first, the bishop of Urumqi, priests and faithful were banned from taking part in the funeral mass; there was no episcopal insignia in the photos; only half an hour for the ceremony. The other, bishop of Taiyuan, was surrounded by the affection and esteem of thousands of his priests and faithful. But "the saints who welcome the two bishops to the door of Paradise are equally numerous. Two different funerals for Msgr. Paul Xie Tingzhe, Bishop of Urumqi, and Msgr. Silvester Li Jiantang, bishop of Taiyuan. (...)