MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/CHINA – Mourning in the Episcopate: h. E. Bishop Joseph Ma Zhongmu
Vatican city – In the first afternoon of the 23rd of march 2020 is dead, at the age of 101 years, h. E. Bishop Joseph Ma Zhongmu, Bishop Emeritus of Yinchuan/Ningxia, not recognized by the Government. He was the first, and so far also the only Bishop of the mongol ethnicity. His name in the mother tongue was Tegusbeleg. Since 2005, he had retired to live in inner Mongolia, precisely in the village of Chengchuan, where he was born on the 1st of November 1919, and where he carried out the functions of the parish priest.
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