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China's first contemplative monastery since the days of Mao Zedong opens
The "Garden of St. Augustine" in Lintou home to a community of nuns, devoted to prayer and care of the elderly and the sick. More than 1,700 people from 8 different dioceses attend opening. Those present include local political authorities. Sr. Mary Niu: "It is the fruit of our labors, but the work of God. He oversees all things, big or small". The apostolic blessing of Pope Francis.
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Anyang Nuns and priests demonstrate in Tianjin against government plans to demolish Church building
The central government recognizes the Church's right to the property, but the local government refuses to hand it over and wants to profit from speculation. An appeal to Xi Jinping to enforce the rule of law.
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A monstrance for the sisters, the poorest in the Church and in Chinese society
In the Chinese Popular Republic, contemplative monasteries are prohibited, but the religious want to live action and contemplation. In the most absolute poverty, there are religious living on less than 100 euros a year.
Xian: 16 nuns brutally beaten for having defended a school of the diocese
Yesterday, Catholics in Xian protested to call for justice.
Nuns beaten in Xian : 11 of 40 "thugs" under police detention
Following local complaints and international pressure, government authorities have decided to cover all the nuns' medical costs.
Nuns beaten in Xian: the government asks the diocese to pay for the school that it already owns
One of the nuns risks permanent paralysis; another has gone blind in one eye. The government has offered 3000 yuan as compensation. The European and Italian Parliaments are asking China for full respect of religious freedom.
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