Antonio Yao Shun

Antonio Yao Shun (simplified Chinese: 姚顺; traditional Chinese: 姚順; pinyin: Yáo Shùn; born 1965) is a Chinese Catholic bishop, and Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining since 2019.[1][2] Yao is the first Chinese bishop appointed by Pope Francis.[3]

Antonio Yao Shun
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining
ChurchCathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Ulanqab
ProvinceSuiyuan
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Jining
Installed26 August 2019
PredecessorJohn Liu Shi-gong
Orders
Ordination1991
Personal details
Born1965 (age 56–57)
NationalityChinese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materNational Seminary of Catholic Church in China
St. John's University
Coat of armsAntonio Yao Shun's coat of arms

BiographyEdit

Yao was born in 1965 in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia, China. In 1991 he graduated from the National Seminary of Catholic Church in China. He was ordained a priest at that same year. He pursued advanced studies in the United States, earning master's degree of church etiquette from St. John's University. He took part in short-term training at the school of rites of Paul VI in the Philippines. After returning to China he taught at the National Seminary of Catholic Church in China. In 2010 he became vicar general of Bishop John Liu Shi-gong in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining. In August 2019 he became Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Emily Chan (30 August 2019). 北京为何不愿对主教任命权放手. nytimes.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  2. ^ 天主教乌兰察布教区举行姚顺主教祝圣典礼. chinacatholic.cn (in Chinese). 26 August 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  3. ^ "First Chinese bishop consecrated after naming deal". 28 August 2019.
  4. ^ Xiao Shan (小山) (27 August 2019). 临时性协议后,中国首位主教获得祝圣. vaticannews.va (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  5. ^ 中梵临时协议后中国第一个教区主教获祝圣. rfi.fr (in Chinese). 28 August 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
Catholic Church titles
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John Liu Shi-gong
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jining
2019
Incumbent