[“Above board” but underground]
by Brian Kelly August 23, 2016
Vatican Insider, Gianni Valenti: A “Chinese Bishops’ Conference in communion with the Pope” is “what we hope to see and that for which we have been praying for a long time”: the viewpoint of Joseph Wei Jingyi, the “clandestine” Catholic bishop in Qiqihar, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. Wei is a known member of the so-called “clandestine” Chinese Church: an unfortunate and misleading term used to indicate the part of bishops, priests and faithful who are not subject to the organisms and methods of religious politics in Beijing. Full interview is here.