» 09/18/2012, 00.00
Hubei, a church burned. Catholics call for justice
The church - which can hold 100 people - had been rebuilt after its destruction under Mao. Suspicions point to construction companies who want to seize the village land. Local authorities indifferent to complaints.
Tomb of underground priest destroyed: "Beijing even afraid of the dead"
The police smashed a tombstone because the engraving said the deceased was a "father". But he "had no right" to the title because was not recognized by the government. only relatives and a few faithful of the village allowed at funeral ceremony and cemetery.
Orissa: no peace for Christians even in refugee camps
Even in the camps, the faithful find fundamentalists who coerce them to convert to Hinduism. Priests also threatened and abused.
No more tickets to pay for midnight mass
23/05/2009 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope approves Compendium of his Letter to the Catholics of China
The publication two years on from the Letter on the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. The Letter is furthering unity between the official and underground Church, but the Patriotic Association pounces on their divisions with controls and arrests.
10/08/2004 POPE - LOURDES - CHINA
In spirit Chinese Catholics join pilgrim Pope in Lourdes
A message from one priest: "Your Holiness, we cannot be there in person but we are with you in our prayers. With all their suffering, all Chinese Catholics place themselves in Mary's trusting care." On the Feast of the Assumption, many faithful will receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
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