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VATICAN - CHINA
Harbin’s illegitimate bishop excommunicated, Msgr. Ma Daqin welcomed
A statement by the Holy See recalls that before ordination the candidate had been warned that he would be going against the will of the Pope. The hope expressed that Chinese authorities are not encouraging "actions contrary to dialogue" with the Vatican.
27/06/2016 13:39:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Mgr Ma Daqin’s volte-face, a cross to bear for the sake of Shanghai
The auxiliary bishop of Shanghai holds dear the welfare of his diocese and intends to carry alone the burden of his statements of four years ago. Fr Lombardi’s clarification on the role of the Holy See dispels any doubt: the Letter of Benedict XVI to the Chinese Church is still valid; thus the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association's position is not accepted by the Vatican. A Chinese priest comments. Translation by AsiaNews.
11/05/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: "Ready to do anything for China, but Beijing must respect clergy and faithful."
This was the response of the cardinal of Hong Kong to China's Foreign Ministry Commissioner who urged him to "persuade the Vatican to accept the conditions of the Chinese government to re-establish diplomatic ties".
11/11/2016 12:24:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Underground Priest: In the name of fidelity to the pope, I reject the Patriotic Association
Christmas Masses shut down by police, celebrations held in houses, crowded by hundreds of faithful, the non-recognition of the government, which forces faithful to join the Patriotic Association. The daily life of an unofficial priest and his flock of faith. Fears that the China-Vatican dialogue will endorse membership in this association for everyone.
07/11/2016 15:05:00 VATICAN – CHINA
Press Office reacts to "alleged" unlawful episcopal ordinations in China
The reference is to the unlawful (and private) ordination of Fr Dong Guanhua, Hebei, which was immediately condemned by the underground Church. Some blame underground Catholics; others believe that the self-ordained priest is a government spy who wants to divide the Church.
27/06/2011 CHINA – VATICAN
Hebei: ordination of Handan bishop cancelled, it had Holy See approval
The ordination was scheduled for 29 June, feast day of Sts Peter and Paul. The priest had just completed his spiritual retreat and was preparing to go back to his diocese. Police detained him and took him to an unknown location. Meanwhile, the current bishop, who was set to preside over the ceremony, suffered a heart attack.
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