» 09/12/2007, 00.00
Catholic’s doubts on the death of Msgr. Han Dingxian, underground bishop of Yongnian
For some his case recalls that of other bishops tortured in prison, who died and were hurriedly buried. For others the police behaviour explains their concerns to avoid visible gatherings.
08/02/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Over twenty thousand Catholics at the funeral of the Bishop of Zhaoxian
Mgr. Raymond Wang Chonglin died February 2 at 88. He spent 21 years in prison for his loyalty to the pope. Underground bishop ordained in '83, he was accepted by the government in '88.
Running out of space in Malaysia’s Christian cemeteries
In Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas, publicly owned burial space for non-Muslims is running out. Traditionally, Christians avoid cremation, and private cemeteries are very expensive.
12/03/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Police isolate Hebei village after death of an underground bishop
Bishop Andrea Hou Jinli of Xiwanzi, died March 9. The date of the funeral not known while police block participation of the faithful. Bishop Hao spent 10 years in prison and 10 years in a concentration camp.
Hebei: bishop, priest and 90 unofficial Catholics arrested
Police from the province which has the highest density of Catholics, mostly of unofficial status did not explain why they took the bishop into custody. Local Catholics protested against the injustice: a pregnant woman miscarried and two men were seriously injured in clashes with the police.
Chinese democrat Yao Lifa: kidnapped by the police then released only to “disappear”
Yao Lifa was detained illegally for 10 weeks, beaten, deprived of food and subjected to torture. Back home for ill health reasons he “disappeared” again after one day. Dozens of dissidents kidnapped by police and interned in forced labour camps or psychiatric hospitals.
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