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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.
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".
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.
25/03/2010 VATICAN – CHINA
Card. Zen appreciates "clarity" and work of the Vatican Commission on the Church in China
Among most salient points, the stress on communion with the pope, avoiding participation in contradictory meetings, reference to bishops and priests still in prison, the responsibility of Chinese bishops in forming church personnel. Accord and integration among the different members of the Commission.
01/06/2006 VATICAN - CHINA
Card. Zen: Government told Patriotic Association to stop illicit ordinations
The cardinal yesterday took possession of his titular church, Holy Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, in Rome. The Chinese government "has warned Liu Bainian, but should illicit ordinations continue, links will be completely severed".
04/05/2006 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See: illicit ordinations in China are a "serious violation of religious freedom"
A statement by Navarro speaks of the Pope's "profound distress", "pressures and threats" against bishops and priests, and recalls the "serious sanctions" foreseen by canon law.
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