VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday excommunicated two bishops ordained by China's state-controlled church without the pope's consent, escalating tensions as the two sides explore preliminary moves toward improving ties.
The Vatican also excommunicated the two bishops who ordained them, saying church law mandates excommunication for bishops involved in ordinations without Vatican approval.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Vatican Excommunicates Four Chinese Bishops
Posted by Prodigal Son at 6/09/2006 06:20:00 AM