Ignatius Kung pin Mei

Ignatius cardinal Kung pin Mei (* 2. August 1901 in P' ou-tong, Shanghai; † 12. March 2000 in Stamford, the USA) was bishop von Shanghai.


Ignatius Kung pin Mei received according to theological and philosophical studies in Shanghai to 28. May 1930 the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe. Subsequently, worked he as a municipality priest and teacher in the Diözese Shanghai. 1949 appointed it Pope Pius XII. to the bishop von Suzhou and received to 7. October 1949 by the Apostoli Nuntius in China and later cardinal Antonio Riberi the Bischofsweihe. 1950 it transferred it the line of the diocese Shanghai and assigned it at the same time the administration of the dioceses Suzhou and Nanking. 1955 it was placed by the communist ruling powers under detention, condemned 1960 to life imprisonment. 1985 it was placed to 1988 from the prison to dismiss and under house arrest , was allowed to leave the country it into the USA. Already 1979 appointed it Pope Johannes Paul II. into pectore to the cardinal, with the public proclamation the admission took place into the Kardinalskollegium as a cardinal priest with the title church San Sisto in the year 1991. Ignatius Kung pin Mei died to 12. March 2000 in Stamford, Connecticut and was bestattet on the Santa Clara mission Cemetery in Santa Clara , California.

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