» 01/31/2018, 12.17
Celebrations as Msgr. Shao Zhumin returns to Wenzhou (Video)
He had been in the hands of the police for seven months. Pressure exerted to make him join the Patriotic Association.
04/01/2018 09:13:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Msgr. Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou freed after 7 months
He was released from police custody yesterday. From Xining, where he was, he will go to Beijing for treatment and then return to his diocese. His liberation - it is assumed - is the result of international pressure and the campaign of prayers and fasts launched by his community. He has not signed any membership of the Patriotic Association.
21/06/2017 12:05:00 CHINA-GERMANY
The German ambassador asks China to release Msgr. Shao Zhumin
In an official statement posted on the embassy site, Michael Clauss asks that the detained bishop of Wenzhou, be given full freedom of movement. Concerns also expressed over drafts of the new regulations on religious activities, which decree the end of the underground communities. It is the first time after a decade that a European ambassador has called for the release of a bishop.
19/06/2017 16:27:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Mgr Peter Shao Zhumin, Wenzhou’s bishop not recognised by the government, is missing again
The bishop apparently arrived at Wenzhou airport, but did not go home. Government officials took him to an unknown place. His priests did not see him at home. According to the latest figures, Wenzhou Catholics number 130,000.
19/12/2017 12:53:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Wenzhou, a prayer campaign for Mgr Shao Zhumin, who is still in detention
The bishop, recognised by the Vatican but not by government, has been in the hands of the police for seven months. He is convalescing from an operation, but watched by security forces, 2,500 km from his diocese. To be recognised by the government, he must join an independent Church (not under the Holy See), accept the self-appointment and self-ordination of bishops, concelebrate with an unlawful bishop, and obey new regulations. The faithful will pray and fast on the 18th of every month.
24/07/2017 09:36:00 CHINA - VATICAN
60 years of the Chinese Patriotic Association: the Church subordinated to Politics
Although in a low key - perhaps because of talks with the Vatican - the slogan for an "autonomous" and "independent" Church (from the Holy See) is completely subjugated to Party politics. Official bishops die like "state officials" far from the faithful. The Party forces its members to atheism. There are few "witnesses" among official bishops and many "opportunists".
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