Bishop Augustine Zheng Shouduo of Jiangzhou (Yuncheng) Diocese, Shanxi Province, passed away on July 16, 2006, at 5 am, at the age of 90.
The Life Story of Bishop Augustine Zheng Shouduo:
March 17: Born in Fenggeliang Village, Yangqu Town, Jiancaoping District, Taiyuan City.
1931: Entered the minor seminary in Taiyuan.
1934: Entered the major seminary in Xiazhuang, Taiyuan.
1944: Entered Jiangzhou (Yuncheng) Diocese as Latin teacher in the minor seminary.
1947: Entered St. Joseph Seminary for philosophy and theology.
March 13, 1949: Ordained to the priesthood.
April 1949: Incardinated into Jiangzhou Diocese as pastor of Puoli parish.
October 1964: Labeled as counterrevolutionary and sent to a labor camp
September 23, 1982: Consecrated bishop by Bp. Han Tingbi, as the first bishop in the history of Jiangzhou Diocese
Please keep Bishop Zheng in your prayers, that the Lord may grant him eternal repose.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated on the 18th of this month in memory of Bishop Zheng, with all the clergy of the diocese participating.
The funeral is on July 25, at 8 am, in the cathedral.