» 11/30/2006, 00.00
Episcopal ordination in Xuzhou is "indecent and astounding", says Card Zen
The bishop of Hong Kong stresses the "astounding" methods by the Patriotic Association and the Religious Affairs Bureau in the unlawful Episcopal ordination. It make China look ridiculous, offends the faithful and damages the interests of the country. He appeals to the central government to start meaningful talks with the Holy See.
02/12/2006 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See: Ordination caused pope's sorrow and laceration of ecclesial community
The Vatican press office has issued an official statement about the illegitimate ordination of Wang Renlei that took place on 30 November.
09/05/2006 VATICAN - CHINA
Card. Zen: Chinese government is mistaken; all in China want to be led by pope
When a bishop is not chosen by the Holy See, priests usually refuse to concelebrate with him and believers keep their distance.
30/11/2006 CHINA VATICAN
Bishop escapes from abductors to avoid participating in an ordination not allowed by the Holy See
Four other bishops take part in the ordination, but very few faithful and priest are present attend the ceremony.
16/09/2013 HONG KONG
Hong Kong , the Church appeals to the UN: "An end to religious repression in China"
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese has sent a document to the Committee which is set to assess Beijing’s progress in the area of religious freedom . The text highlights distortions of the truth and egregious violations, illicit episcopal ordinations as well as the torture and disappearance of clergy faithful to the Pope. A call on China to "stop these activities directed against its own people."
29/04/2006 CHINA HONG KONG - VATICAN
Card. Zen: "Suspend ordination of Kunming bishop"
In a fax sent this morning to officials of the diocese in Yunan, the cardinal "requested the ordaining bishop and co-ordaining bishops to suspend the episcopal ordination of Fr Ma Yinglin, because he has not received approval from the Holy See."
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