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Pope Decries Plight of Chinese Uighurs as New Catholic Bishop Is Ordained in China


The Catholic Church in China ordained its first bishop since Beijing and the Vatican renewed an agreement on episcopal appointments last month. But Monday’s sign of better relations between Rome and Beijing was followed swiftly by friction over Pope Francis’s first criticism of China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.

Bishop Thomas Chen Tianhao was ordained as bishop of Qingdao, in the eastern province of Shandong, according to the Communist Party tabloid Global Times, which said it was the first such ordination since the renewal…

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