Joseph Li Shan
|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Joseph Li Shan
|Archbishop of Beijing|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Predecessor||No immediate predecessor
Thomas Tien Ken-sin (1946-1967)
|Other posts||Parish priest at St. Joseph's Church|
|Consecration||21 September 2007|
|Motto||Omnia Omnibus (English:All things to all men)|
|Coat of arms|
Joseph Li Shan (Chinese: 李山; pinyin: Lǐ Shān; born March 1965 in Daxing District, Beijing) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Beijing, China. He was consecrated a bishop on 21 September 2007, at age 42 at a ceremony at Nan Tang (South Cathedral) at Xuanwumen. Before becoming archbishop he served as parish priest of Saint Joseph's Church in Wangfujing.
Li Shan was born on March 1965 in Daxing District, China. His appointment as Archbishop of Beijing was approved by the Vatican, and he is thus one of the minority of the Catholic bishops in China who are in full communion with Rome. This approval was granted before his ordination, as happened for several other in the early years of the 21st century, unlike others, of an earlier period, of whom Pope Benedict XVI wrote that they, "under the pressure of particular circumstances, have consented to receive episcopal ordination without the pontifical mandate, but have subsequently asked to be received into communion with the Successor of Peter and with their other brothers in the episcopate. The Pope, considering the sincerity of their sentiments and the complexity of the situation, and taking into account the opinion of neighbouring Bishops, by virtue of his proper responsibility as universal Pastor of the Church, has granted them the full and legitimate exercise of episcopal jurisdiction."
- "The new Bishop of Beijing is elected". AsiaNews. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Letter of 27 May 2007 to the Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Church in the People's Republic of China
- The bishop of Beijing, the Vatican and compromising with the Patriotic Association
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