John Fang Xingyao

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John Fang Xingyao
President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
Native name
房兴耀
ProvinceShandong
Installed9 December 2010
PredecessorMichael Fu Tieshan
Orders
OrdinationDecember 1989
Personal details
BornJune 1953 (age 66)
Hedong District, Linyi, Shandong, China
NationalityChinese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materNational Seminary of Catholic Church in China
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese耀
Simplified Chinese耀

John Fang Xingyao (Chinese: 房兴耀; born June 1951) is a Chinese Roman Catholic Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Shandong, China. He is the current president of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.[1]

He was a member of the 9th, 10th and 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a member of the 12th and 13th Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference .

Biography[edit]

Fang was born in June 1951 in Hedong District of Linyi City, Shandong Province. In 1983 he entered the newly founded National Seminary of Catholic Church in China, where he graduated in 1989. In December 1989 he was consecrated as priest in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jinan, capital of Shandong province. In 1994 he became acting bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yizhou. He was ordained bishop on July 27, 1997 by the Holy See and the Chinese government. In 2004 he was elected vice-president of the Bishops Conference Of Catholic Church in China (BCCCC). On December 9, 2010, he was elected the 8th President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. On August 24, 2011, he was appointed as chairman of the board of the National Seminary of Catholic Church in China. On December 29, 2016, he was re-elected President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 房兴耀:宗教领袖要自己得要走得正 站得直. ifeng (in Chinese). 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ 房兴耀连任中国天主教爱国会主席 曾获双重认可 [John Fang Xingyao is re-elected President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association]. china.com (in Chinese). 2016-12-29.
  3. ^ 房兴耀当选中国天主教爱国会主席 [John Fang Xingyao is elected president of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association]. ifeng (in Chinese). 2016-12-29.
Religious titles
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Michael Fu Tieshan
President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
2010
Incumbent