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CHINA - VATICAN
March 17 the funeral of underground bishop of Xiwanzi
The faithful are subject to police control. No episcopal insignia or prayers for the bishop, not recognized by the government.
12/03/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Police isolate Hebei village after death of an underground bishop
Bishop Andrea Hou Jinli of Xiwanzi, died March 9. The date of the funeral not known while police block participation of the faithful. Bishop Hao spent 10 years in prison and 10 years in a concentration camp.
08/02/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Over twenty thousand Catholics at the funeral of the Bishop of Zhaoxian
Mgr. Raymond Wang Chonglin died February 2 at 88. He spent 21 years in prison for his loyalty to the pope. Underground bishop ordained in '83, he was accepted by the government in '88.
Mgr. James Lin Xili, underground bishop of Wenzhou, dies
Even while sick and bed-bound he was controlled by the police. He spent 16 years in a forced labour camp, as a cobbler. Under him, the Church of Zhejiang flourished.
17/03/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Msgr. Joseph Fan Zhongliang, underground bishop of Shanghai, has died
He spent about 30 years in prison or forced labor camps. Designated successor to Card. Kung Pin-mei, he never had the freedom to exercise his ministry. The government replaced him with Msgr. Jin Luxian, who died last year. The only bishop left in Shanghai, is Msgr. Ma Daqin who is under house arrest. The Pope’s blessing through AsiaNews.
19/04/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Excommunicated Bishop at Nanchong ordination. Abp. Savio Hon: Disobedience leads to self-destruction
The ordination took place this morning. In addition to the excommunicated bishop, there were five other bishops in communion with the pope. The faithful speak of "disrespect" to the newly ordained bishop, and to the community. The risks of division between official and underground communities will lead to the failure of Hu Jintao’s "harmonious society". Secretary of Propaganda Fide, “Lack of respect for the person of the new bishop and his community."
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