» 11/18/2005, 00.00
CHINA - VATICAN
10 seminarians and a priest of the underground Church arrested
In the lead-up to the visit of Bush to China, the government is making a clean sweep. However a repression campaign targeting Catholics has been under way in Hebei for some time now.
China: a priest of the underground church is released
Fr Vincent Kong Guocun of the Wenzhou Diocese is freed after nearly six years of house arrest.
17/08/2004 CHINA - VATICAN
Eight priests and two seminarians from underground church arrested
11/08/2005 CHINA - WYD
WYD: The first time ever for China's underground Church
More than 100 Chinese Catholics of the clandestine (unofficial) church have arrived in Cologne, overcoming difficulties posed by visa and controls. They tell of persecution but also of great vitality in evangelization.
Bishop Jia Zhiguo arrested for "study session"
This is the 70-year-old bishop's eighth arrest. He has spent nearly 20 years in prison. The police have also taken away two priests from his diocese.
25/04/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Underground bishop freed but still under surveillance
Mgr Giulio Jia Zhiguo was returned to his residence while Hu Jintao was on his way to the United States. The Church in Hebei continues to be the target of arrests for its refusal to subscribe to the Patriotic Association.
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