» 04/02/2005, 00.00
vatican - china
China: the Vatican denounces the arrest of bishop, priest and layperson
Meanwhile in China, news on the Pope's condition disappear from Internet.
31/03/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Police arrest underground Zhengding bishop Jia Zhiguo
He was taken from his home by 5 police officers. For weeks, he had been under surveillance 24 hours a day, to prevent him from meeting with the official bishop, with whom he had reconciled on instructions from the Vatican. A blow to the Holy See's strategy of unifying the Chinese Church, while the meeting of the Plenary Commission on the Church in China continues at the Vatican. Bishop Jia Zhiguo was also taunted by the police.
28/04/2005 CHINA - VATICAN
Seven Catholic priests arrested in Hebei
They were to go on retreat. Their bishop, Msgr Julius Jia Zhiguo, had been under surveillance from John Paul II's death through to the election of Benedict XVI.
More than 10,000 faithful attend the funeral of Mgr Xie, underground Bishop of Mingdong
05/03/2018 12:07:00 VATICAN-CHINA
A healthy scepticism of China – Vatican agreement, does not mean we are 'against the Pope'
AsiaNews is neither an optimist nor a pessimist, but a realist. The "targeted" appointments of bishops have already lead to the suffocation of the Church today. The silence of the "optimists" in front of the destruction of churches, bans on young people practising their religion, the tight control on priests and faithful. A program – that need no agreements -: promote the unity of the Chinese Church; strengthen the formation of priests, religious, laity; support evangelization. The model of underground Protestant communities. The danger of considering the underground Catholic Church as something that can be just "discarded".
04/04/2005 CHINA VATICAN
Condolences for the Pope and new arrests of bishops and priests in Peking
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