Joseph Wei Jingyi

Joseph Wei Jingyi (Chinese: 魏景义; born May 1958) is a Chinese Catholic priest and the current Bishop of the Apostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar since 2000.[1]

Joseph Wei Jingyi
Bishop of the Apostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar
ProvinceHeilongjiang
DioceseApostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar
Installed2000
PredecessorPaul Guo Wen-zhi
Orders
Ordination1985
Personal details
BornMay 1958 (age 62)
Qingyuan County, Hebei, China
NationalityChinese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

BiographyEdit

Wei was born in Qingyuan County, Hebei, in May 1958, to a Catholic family. During the three years of natural disasters, his family moved to Shulan County, Jilin Province. After high school in 1976, he became a worker and two years later became a salesperson in a supply and marketing cooperative. In 1983 he was accepted to Jilin Seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1985. He began to spread Catholicism in Heilongjiang in 1986. On December 7, 1987, he was arrested by the local government for printing Catholic publications. A few months later he was released. On September 21, 1990, he was arrested and imprisoned for attending underground Roman Catholic church. He was released after reeducation through labour. In January 1994 he was arrested by the Xushui County Public Security Bureau in Hebei province. On June 22, 1995, he was elected Coadjutor bishop of the Apostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar. On August 1, 2000, he was elected Bishop of Apostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar. In 2002 he was received by Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City. In October 2005, Pope Benedict XVI invited four Chinese bishops to attend the World Bishop Conference in Rome, including Joseph Wei Jingyi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 斐洛尼枢机解释中国与圣座有关主教任命的临时性协议所蕴含的牧灵价值. chinacatholic.org (in Chinese). 2019-02-14.
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Paul Guo Wen-zhi
Bishop of the Apostolic Prefecture of Qiqihar
2000
Incumbent