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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.
28/12/2016 17:27:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Old guard and illegitimate bishops dominate the new Catholic Assembly
Ma Yinglin and Fang Xingyao are re-elected presidents of the Bishops Council and the Patriotic Association, respectively. The principles of independence, autonomy, self-management and sinicisation are extolled. There is no "positive signal" as hoped by 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".
02/01/2017 12:43:00 CHINA - VATICAN
The Ninth Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives: More smog and pollution in 2017
For the famous priest-blogger Fr. Shanren, “the Ninth Assembly has created even more confusion in the Chinese Church, just like the smog that is choking the capital and many parts of China these days. The bishops were treated like "dolls" by Party members present there. The root problem is that an atheist Party wants to control, manage and correct religious experience.
10/11/2016 09:12:00 CHINA - VATICAN
The "tranquil" ordination of Msgr. Peter Ding Lingbin, bishop of Changzhi
The ordination was attended by about 2 thousand people; many non-Christians looked on from the street. Security was discreet. Rules imposed on the eve very strict. All of the ordaining bishops are in communion with the Pope. The Holy See mandate read in private; that of the council of Chinese bishops read in public.
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.
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