- 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.