It has been revealed a Vatican delegation has traveled to Beijing to continue dialogue with the Chinese government. That was in last October. Previously the government had proposed a priest of the diocese of Sichuan as bishop and now it has also been reported that the Vatican has approved this election. The Episcopal consecration will take place in 2016.
|Committee on the election of the new bishop|
This 'solution' for the election of bishops in China is that the Chinese government 'choose' a new bishop and asks the Vatican approval or veto. Meanwhile, the dialogue between the Vatican and China, begun by Pope Francisco, continues.