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Ye Xiaowen, party hound on Vatican and religions, is promoted
He is now Party secretary of the Central Institute for socialism with the rank of minister. Under his direction, the Religious Affairs Bureau has persecuted underground Christian communities, Tibetans, Falun Gong. He did not want Benedict XVI to publish the letter to Chinese Catholics and blocked its circulation in China. Wang Zuoan, of the same ideological approach, takes his place.
21/03/2008 CHINA - VATICAN
The Vatican's "double face", according to Beijing
Ye Xiaowen, the religious affairs minister, lashes out against an imaginary power grab on the part of the Vatican, and rejects any sort of openness, precisely while a Chinese delegation is meeting with the secretariat of state in Rome.
01/12/2005 CHINA VATICAN
Chinese Catholic web-sites "blacked-out" on the assault against nuns in Xian
05/10/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Shanghai’s priests and nuns subjected to brainwashing, after Ma Daqin’s "big blow"
Three days of lectures, 12 hours a day, at the Institute for socialism in Shanghai. Themes on duty towards the nation, religious regulations, the principles of a Church independent of the Pope. As in the days of Maoism, priests and religious forced to take a final exam and "confess" what they have learned.
27/06/2016 13:39:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Mgr Ma Daqin’s volte-face, a cross to bear for the sake of Shanghai
The auxiliary bishop of Shanghai holds dear the welfare of his diocese and intends to carry alone the burden of his statements of four years ago. Fr Lombardi’s clarification on the role of the Holy See dispels any doubt: the Letter of Benedict XVI to the Chinese Church is still valid; thus the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association's position is not accepted by the Vatican. A Chinese priest comments. Translation by AsiaNews.
23/05/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
Sheshan: Beijing’s war and the Pope’s “battle”
Every year, the Sheshan shrine is transformed into a battlefield: police, checkpoints, cameras, metal detectors, to crush the pope's appeal for the unity of the Church in China, on the World day of prayer for Chinese Catholics. Labour camps,, arrests, bans fail to stop prayer, even in prisons. Attempts to divide the Church and our solidarity.
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