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Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin announced that he was quitting all of his positions in the Catholic Patriotic Association during his ordination speech, July 7.
"At this moment, I recall that the Holy Church reminded me that when you serve as an assistant bishop in Shanghai, your body and mind should be completely focused on the chaplaincy and evangelism," he said.
"It is not convenient to hold any other position any more, so, from this moment of ordination, I will no longer be a member of the patriotic association," Ma added.
Several state officials were in the audience during his ordination speech. Bishop Ma disappeared shortly after Saturday's ceremony.
Source: CBN News