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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/CHINA – Mourning in the Episcopate: His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Ma Zhongmu

Vatican City – In the early afternoon of March 23, 2020, His Exc. Mgr. Joseph Ma Zhongmu, Bishop Emeritus of Yinchuan/Ningxia, not recognized by the government, died at the age of 101. He was the first, and so far the only Bishop of Mongolian ethnicity. His name in the native language was Tegusbeleg. Since 2005 he had retired to live in Inner Mongolia, precisely in the village of Chengchuan, where he was born on November 1, 1919 and where he served as parish priest.

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