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CHINA - VATICAN
Church in China: Easter of suffering, but full of baptisms
Many communities are still divided because of the Patriotic Association. Hebei underground communities change venue to avoid being arrested by police. In Shanghai, joy for the process of beatification of Paul Xu. But underground Catholics would like to also see Card. Gong Pinmei beatified. Yet in all the official and underground communities there will be dozens of baptisms.
07/04/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Police pressure on underground community. Easter in the Church of Silence
Controls stepped up ahead of the change of leadership at the next Party Congress. A campaign to "convert" underground communities to the official Church and subject them to government policy. Arrests, "dialogue" and "study sessions".
Death of bishop of Shijiazhuang, Mgr. Jiang Taoran. Problems for Mgr. Jia Zhiguo
Illicitly ordained, he was granted communion with the Holy See in 2008 with orders to obey Mgr. Jia Zhiguo. Who,, once again, is under detention and probably will not officiate at the funeral.
11/08/2005 CHINA - WYD
WYD: The first time ever for China's underground Church
More than 100 Chinese Catholics of the clandestine (unofficial) church have arrived in Cologne, overcoming difficulties posed by visa and controls. They tell of persecution but also of great vitality in evangelization.
07/01/2005 CHINA VATICAN
Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo arrested once again
It is the sixth arrest in a year. Back in April the Vatican deemed his detention inadmissible.
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.
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