Michael Fu Tieshan
Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan
|Chairman of Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association|
|Preceded by||Zong Huaide|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Liu (acting)|
|Vice Chairman of the NPCSC|
|Born||November 3, 1931|
Qingyuan County, Hebei Province, China
|Died||April 20, 2007 (aged 75)|
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 at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2007-05-08)
- Patriotic Church bishop critically ill. AsiaNews
- Fu Tieshan, "tragic" figure of the Chinese Patriotic Church, dies. AsiaNews
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