Please pray for this dead Chinese bishop

In your charity will you stop and pray for this man?


Restrictions in place for bishop’s funeral
Officials say ‘no’ to honoring status of Changzhi prelate who died last week reporter, Changzhi
May 30, 2012Government officials have barred the Church community from honoring Bishop Francis Li Yi of Changzhi’s status at his funeral, which is scheduled to take place in northern Shanxi province tomorrow.

The Franciscan prelate died of a stroke at the age of 89 on May 24. He had been ill since March.

Bishop Li, who was consecrated secretly in 1998, was approved by the Vatican but not recognized by the government. Despite negotiation with government officials, the Church community will not be allowed to recognize his bishop’s status at his funeral.


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  1. acardnal says:

    Done! Requiescat in pace. Memorare also said for the Church in China.

  2. Suburbanbanshee says:

    The sheep know their shepherd, and the Lord knows those to whom He has entrusted His sheep. To refuse honor to a man of God only assured that he is given more honors in Heaven.

    May light perpetual shine upon him.

  3. Kathleen10 says:

    “Their hearts were hardened”. It never does seem to dictators and atheists that to persecute the Church only means it’s growth.
    May Perpetual light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace.

  4. ReginaMarie says:

    Blessed repose & eternal memory for +Bishop Francis Li Yi.
    Blazennyj pokoj; Vicnaja pamjat’.

  5. Supertradmum says:

    God bless this good bishop and may the angels escort his soul to heaven.

  6. catholicmidwest says:

    Then the rest of us will do it.

    Rest in peace, Bishop Francis Li Yi of Changzhi, holy man of God.

    God of Mercy, hear our prayer.
    May our brother, Bishop Francis Li Yi of Changzhi,
    who followed your Son Jesus in the way of Francis,
    and who has now been embraced by Sister Death,
    enter that kingdom of peace and light
    where your saints live with you in glory.
    This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Let those who observe these things
    be blessed in heaven
    with the blessing of the Most High Father
    and on earth
    with the blessing of his beloved Son
    and with the Most Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

    Let us bless the Lord God, living and true!
    Let us always render God
    praise, glory, honor, blessing, and every good.
    Amen. Amen.
    So be it. So be it.

  7. Supertradmum says:

    In the meantime, we have a great holy example of a man in
    China we should honor. Our brothers and sisters in the underground Church
    know what reality is all about.

  8. I deleted some comments of a political nature.

  9. Knittycat says:

    A Bishop is a Bishop is a Bishop. God and His people know this and honor this great man, despite governmental intrusion. I too will honor and remember him in my prayers.

  10. NoTambourines says:

    There’s also this report to remember, about “disappeared” Catholic bishops and priests in China:

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