Diocese of Haimen

Bishop Shen

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Bishop Joseph Bin Shen

c/o Good Shepherd Langshan Catholic Church, Qingnian East Road, Langshan town, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province {226004} China


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Bishop Joseph Shen Bin was ordained with both papal mandate and government recognition at the Good Shepherd Cathedral in Nantong city on April 21, 2010. The main celebrant at his Ordination was Bishop Johan Fang Xinyao of Linyi from Shandong province, assisted by Bishops Francis Lu Xinping of Nanjing and Joseph Xu Honggen of Suzhou, both from Jiangsu.

Coadjutor Bishop John Wang Renlei of Xuzhou, also from Jiangsu, concelebrated the ordination Mass. All prelates are Vatican approved except Bishop Wang, who was ordained without a papal mandate in 2006.

Born to a Catholic family in 1970, Bishop Shen graduated from the National Seminary in Beijing and was ordained a priest in 1996. He served in parishes until he worked in the diocesan curia since 2002. He was appointed vicar general in 1999.

His predecessor Bishop Matthew Yu Chengcai ordained bishop of Haimen in 1959 and not recognized by the Vatican, died at the age of 89 in 2006.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Simon Zhu Kai-min (Chu or Tsu Kai-min), S.J. (1926 - 1960)