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Henan government: destroy the sanctuary of Our Lady of Carmel in Tianjiajing
A decree defines the sanctuary and the pilgrimages which stretch back over a hundred years involving over 40 thousand faithful each year as “illegal religious activity”. Catholics promise to resist this violation of their right. Perhaps the sanctuary grounds are wanted for the construction of hotels and villas.
Our Lady of Carmel shrine in Tianjiajing safe for now
Pressures from abroad and from Chinese Catholics delay the destruction of the Catholic shrine, but pilgrimages and liturgy are banned. A former party member who converted to Roman Catholicism urges the party not to behave like the Japanese and the Red Guards. “Stop hurting Christians in their hearts,” he pleads. However, the Communist Party continues to be afraid.
Celebrations concluded for 400th anniversary of Church in Shanghai
Auxiliary bishop of China: with the end of the anniversary, our commitment continues. Celebrations marked by the "war" of local authorities and the Patriotic Association, to block the participation of 200,000 faithful in the pilgrimage on May 24 to the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan.
First steps to rebuild the shrine of La Vang
Architects and firms have draft plans for what will be the National Centre for Marian pilgrimages, with the largest church in the country. Built in 1798, the sanctuary was destroyed and rebuilt several times, sharing the fate of Vietnamese Catholics, who go there every year by the hundreds of thousands.
Following Mary's example, think about the common good, Card Vidal tells political leaders
In the closing ceremony of the Third National Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, the prelate tells the faithful and the nation's political leaders to perform their duty
Jolo: fear of attacks, masses cancelled for the All Saints and All Souls
Bishop Angelito Lampon "precautionary measure". There will however be brief moments of prayer at the cemetery and the blessing of the graves. The decision follows attack on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Caramel. On July 7 last another attack caused 6 deaths and 40 wounded.
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