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Chinese Catholics pray during a 2014 Mass in Beijing (CNS)

Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi says ordinations are example of the government tightening its control over the Church.

Cardinal Vincent oversees the ordination of three former Anglican bishops [PA]

The wonder of ordination

The beautiful call to share in the priesthood is given to a human person wounded by sin

Fr Salvatore Mellone, left, at his ordination

Fr Salvatore Mellone, who was ordained two years early, died on Monday

19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance

Women priests (PA)

The author of Bread Not Stones had a dramatic and unconventional journey to Rome

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood

Jimmy Cricket, left, in 2003 with the manager of Rochdale football club (Photo: PA)

Frankie Mulgrew, to be ordained a priest next year, will minister to athletes at the Olympics this summer

Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia ordains Dom Andrew Berry as a priest in the abbey church at Belmont

Belmont Abbey was the scene of the ordination to the priesthood of Dom Andrew Berry, monk of the same monastery, on June 24