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CHINA – VATICAN
W. Zhicheng - Z. Yuan
Chinese bishops deported to attend Patriotic Assembly
The gathering, incompatible with the faith of Catholics, aims to elect the Presidents of the Patriotic Association and the Council of Bishops. Some bishops have gone into hiding to avoid having to participate, while others have been taken against their will. The bishop of Hengshui, seized and torn from the safe cover of the faithful, dragged to Beijing.
14/07/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Cardinal Zen: The Church in China two years after the Pope's Letter
Misinterpretations of the Letter have led to confusion and distress in the underground community. The official bishops must have more courage in their faithfulness to the pope, refusing structures that are contrary to the Catholic faith. The Chinese government continues its usual policy: total control of the Church.
Government attack against Sheshan shrine bears fruit, number of pilgrims cut by half
According to shrine figures, only 5,000 people made the pilgrimage this year. Last year at the time they were 11,000. Plainclothes policemen monitor the venue.
25/07/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Funeral of Msgr. Zhang Hanmin, bishop of Jilin
Bishop Damaso Zhang worked for the freedom of the Church despite the constraints posed by the regime and by the Patriotic Association. Because of Maoism, he had to wait 40 years to be ordained priest.
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.
02/04/2005 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.
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