ASIA/CHINA - Mourning in the Episcopate: His Exc. Mgr. Andrea Jin Daoyuan

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On the evening of 20 November 2019 His Exc. Mgr. Andrea Jin Daoyuan, Bishop "without jurisdiction" of the Diocese of Changzhi/Luan, in Shanxi, in Mainland China passed away.
The Prelate was born on June 13, 1929 in the village of Beishe, Lucheng district. He was ordained a priest in Beijing on July 1, 1956. In the serious context of the 1950s, Bishop Andrea Jin was arrested and remained in prison for about thirteen years.
He is remembered as a devoted and zealous Pastor towards his people. He dedicated himself in particular to vocational pastoral care, helping to form many priests and religious women. At the same time, Mgr. Andrea Jin Daoyuan personally dedicated time in the realization of the construction of several religious buildings in the Diocese of Changzhi/ uan.
The funeral was held on November 26 last year, with the participation of the local Catholic community. (Agenzia Fides 23/5/2020)