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|Michael Fu Tieshan|
Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan
November 3, 1931|
Qingyuan County, Hebei Province, China
April 20, 2007 (aged 75)|
|Occupation||Chairman of Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association|
Fu was born in Hebei province. He served as a priest, and in 1979 was made a bishop by Beijing. The appointment lacked the approval of the pope. He was appointed chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association in 1998. He was acting president of the government-recognized Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in China. He was named vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in 2003.
Anthony Liu Bainian, vice chairman of the Patriotic Association, told UCA News, an Asian church news agency, that Fu wanted to "see his priests, whom he hasn't met for a long time" due to his long illness.
He was succeeded by Joseph Li Shan.
- Beijing Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan, 75, dies. Catholic News Service
- Patriotic Church bishop critically ill. AsiaNews
- Fu Tieshan, "tragic" figure of the Chinese Patriotic Church, dies. AsiaNews
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