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CHINA - VATICAN
As Mgr Ma Daqin's reflection on 'Lumen Fidei' is blocked, a new priest is ordained in Shanghai
Many believers view the bishop's reflection on the papal encyclical as his "first pastoral letter". He has been under house arrest since July 2012. A priest is ordained in the Diocese of Shanghai, but the ordaining bishop came from Haimen. The faithful call for Mgr Ma's release.
10/12/2012 VATICAN - CHINA
Under arrest, Mgr Ma Daqin is stripped of his title as Shanghai bishop
Mgr Thaddeus Daqin quit the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association the day of his ordination as a token of obedience to the pope. He also refused to share communion with an excommunicated bishop. The government-sanctioned Bishops' Conference, which stripped him of his title, is not recognised by the Holy See. Xi Jinping's leadership elicits hopes and brings disappointments.
06/07/2013 CHINA - VATICAN
After one year of house arrest, Chinese Catholics pray for Mgr Ma Daqin, bishop of Shanghai
His forced absence and silence are bringing Catholics together, boosting the high regard with which the Catholic Church, and even non-Christians hold him.
29/04/2013 CHINA - VATICAN
Msgr. Jin Luxian’s funeral without Bishop Ma Daqin
More than 1,000 faithful and 60 priests take part in the liturgy held in the cathedral. Celebrated by a priest. The successor bishop, Msgr. Ma Daqin was prevented from participating. After months of isolation in Sheshan, he was transferred to Beijing for "studies". For the Holy See he is the successor of Mgr. Jin. May 2, there will be civil funeral.
21/12/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Letter to the bishop of Shanghai: "No one can deprive you of your episcopal ministry"
A Catholic from the Diocese of Shanghai writes to his bishop, currently under house arrest at Sheshan Seminary, "punished" by the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for obeying the pope. On the day of his ordination, he refused communion offered by excommunicated bishops and resigned from the body that controls the Church. China's new leader Xi Jinping pledged to uphold the constitution. Will he do so in Bishop Ma Daqin's case? In Shanghai, Catholics are praying so that Xi Jinping may be inspired by wisdom.
Bishop Ma Daqin: "Praise God for the graces of 2013, peace and joy for the Year of the Horse"
The Bishop of Shanghai, under house arrest, publishes a prayer on the occasion of the last day of the Year of Snake. The Church celebrates the Chinese New Year by wishing "wisdom" to national leaders and "good health" for Pope Benedict XVI and retired to his successor Francis. A Catholic wishes bishop Ma may be released in the year that bears his name.
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