Ignatius Pi Shushi


Ignatius Pi Shushi (Chinese: 皮漱石; 1 February 1897 - 16 May 1978) was a Chinese Roman Catholic Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Liaoning, China. He was one of the founding fathers and the first president of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, the top CCP-supported Catholic institution in China.[1]

Ignatius Pi Shushi
President of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association
Native name
皮漱石
ProvinceLiaoning
Installed2 August 1957
Term ended30 May 1980
PredecessorNew position
SuccessorJoseph Zong Huaide
Orders
Ordination1928
Personal details
Born(1897-02-01)February 1, 1897
Liaoyang County, Liaoning, Qing dynasty
DiedMay 16, 1978(1978-05-16) (aged 81)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
BuriedTieling Catholic Cemetery
NationalityChinese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Chinese name
Chinese

He was a member of the 3rd and 4th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Biography


Pi was born Pi Jinxu (Chinese: 皮金旭) in Shaling Village of Liaoyang County, Fengtian Province, on February 1, 1897, to a Catholic family. He was being christened in 1906. From 1909 to 1927 he studied theology at Shenyang Monastery. He was ordained a priest in 1927. He became a priest of Dalian Catholic Church in 1942. On July 26, 1949 he was appointed archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shenyang by Pope Pius XII, becoming the fourth Chinese archbishop from China, after Thomas Tien Ken-sin, Paul Yü Pin, and Joseph Zhou Jishi. On October 11 of that same year, he was ordained by Antonio Riberi.

After the establishment of the Communist State in October 1951, he was put prison was released in 1955. In July 1957 he was elected president of the newly founded Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.[2] During the Cultural Revolution, he was brought to be persecuted and suffered political persecution. He died in Beijing on May 16, 1978, aged 81. He was buried in the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery. In 2005 his ashes were buried in the Tieling Catholic Cemetery.

References


  1. 中国天主教爱国会及历届主席副主席. people.com.cn (in Chinese). 2007-07-31.
  2. Liu Bainian (2009-10-13). 一轮甲子满 好风正扬帆 中国天主教60年的新生与辉煌. people.com.cn (in Chinese).
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