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» 08/23/2012
INDIA - CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Gracias: prayers for Card. Paul Shan, joyful and dedicated servant of the Church
by Card. Oswald Gracias
The Archbishop of Mumbai remembers the cardinal, who died yesterday in Taipei. Efforts to reconcile the Church in China and complete dedication to the mission of evangelization. Card. Paul Khu-Hsi Shan, SJ, was Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - Card. Paul Khu-Hsi Shan, SJ, Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung, died yesterday in Taipei on from pneumonia. (see 22/08/2012 " Card Paul Shan, the great evangeliser and unifier of the Church in China, has died"). The Cardinal never gave up his mission to reconcile the Church in China and bring the word of God, not even during his battle with cancer which began in 2006. Card. Speaking to AsiaNews Card. Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai and secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), recalls Card. Shan, as "a man who has served the Church with "joy and dedication", a "guide that instilled confidence."

Having learned with sadness of the death of Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-His , I offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers.

The FABC pray s for Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-His soul ,  that the Lord will grant peace to him who served the Church so intensely and generously and was dedicated to the evangelizing mission.

The commitment of Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-His to the Church of China was remarkable, and served the Church with joy and dedication.  He was looked upon as leader who instilled confidence.  He knew the mind of the Church, and was a good administrator.

I have met Card Paul Shan Kuo-His on a number of occasions and spoke at length about the Church in China, Taiwan and his zeal to improve the relationship between the two Churches.

Card Paul Shan Kuo-His was actively involved in FABC matters as well and would make contributions on various issues.

Card Paul Shan Kuo-His's death is an immense loss for the Church in Asia, we now have a powerful intercessor in heaven.

 


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See also
08/22/2012 TAIWAN – CHINA – VATICAN
Card Paul Shan, the great evangeliser and unifier of the Church in China, has died
01/10/2005 vatican
Life, food, peace and freedom: Pope's challenges for 2005
03/08/2005 TAIWAN - CHINA - VATICAN
The anti-secession bill does not serve peace, says Cardinal Shan
03/10/2008 VATICAN – CHINA
Reactions to the Pope’s letter are examined by the Commission for China
04/07/2005 CHINA – VATICAN
Prayer for John Paul II at the national seminary in Beijing

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