Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing, flanked by his personal aide Rev. Georg Gaenswein, right, and Archbishop James Harvey, Prefect of the Papal Household, during his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Vatican on Wednesday denounced China for ordaining a bishop without papal consent, accusing the government-backed church of gravely damaging the faith, and warning that the bishop himself risked excommunication. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Photo by: Andrew Medichini

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing, flanked by his personal aide Rev. Georg Gaenswein, right, and Archbishop James Harvey, Prefect of the Papal Household, during his weekly general audience, in Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Vatican on Wednesday denounced China for ordaining a bishop without papal consent, accusing the government-backed church of gravely damaging the faith, and warning that the bishop himself risked excommunication. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)