Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges faithful as he leaves after his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Vatican on Wednesday denounced China for ... more 
Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges faithful as he leaves after his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Vatican on Wednesday denounced China for ordaining a bishop without papal consent, accusing the government-backed church of gravely damaging the faith, and warning that the bishop himself risked excommunication. Pope Benedict XVI learned of the ordination of Rev. Joseph Guo Jincai "with deep regret'' as it constituted a "grave violation'' of church law and hampered reconciliation efforts that have been a priority for the papacy, the Vatican press office said. less 
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Thu, Nov 25, 2010 11:30 PM EST