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INDIA - CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Gracias: prayers for Card. Paul Shan, joyful and dedicated servant of the Church
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.
- Card. Paul Khu-Hsi Shan, SJ, Bishop
Emeritus of Kaohsiung, died
yesterday in Taipei on from
pneumonia. (see 22/08/2012
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
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.
Shan Kuo-His's death is an immense loss for the Church in Asia, we now have a
powerful intercessor in heaven.
22/08/2012 TAIWAN – CHINA – VATICAN
Card Paul Shan, the great evangeliser and unifier of the Church in China, has died
He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II. He always worked for reconciliation in China. In the final years of his life, despite his cancer, he never spared himself to preach the faith and evangelisation. A mainland priest remembers him with emotion. He will be remembered by Chinese Catholics.
Life, food, peace and freedom: Pope's challenges for 2005
John Paul II gives his annual address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.
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The anti-secession bill does not serve peace, says Cardinal Shan
The bill that authorises use of force shows that the military is getting stronger in Beijing, says the prelate. Christians on both sides of the strait must work closely for reconciliation.
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Reactions to the Pope’s letter are examined by the Commission for China
The group in charge of China’s situation is meeting today and tomorrow. All aspects of the papal document are being vetted. Some heads of dicasteries, Church leaders from Asia and experts are present at the event.
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Prayer for John Paul II at the national seminary in Beijing
Card. Tong’s article on China-Holy See dialogue, arouses joy and dismay
The Hong Kong bishop’s optimism over a change in the method of appointing bishops and the function of the Patriotic Association. But it is unclear whether it is real change or just nominal, in words. Underground bishops are patriotic and love their country, but the Party is suspicious of them. Freedom in episcopal appointments is “essential", but the bishops are not free to exercise their ministry. Patriotic bishops controlled in their visits with members of the universal Church. The "bugs" (hidden microphones) in a bishop’s office.
Card. Tong: The future of Sino-Vatican dialogue from an ecclesiological point of view
Card. John Tong
The Hong Kong Cardinal outlines the steps that hope to propel dialogue between China and the Holy See. Themes include the Pope's role in the appointment of bishops; A change of vision in the Patriotic Association; the possible integration of the underground bishops in the Episcopal Conference. A new article by card. John Tong, following a previous article published a few months ago on "Communion of the Church in China with the universal Church."
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