» 02/14/2017, 16.05
CHINA – VATICAN
Mgr Casimir Wang Milu, retired bishop of Tianshui, has died
The underground bishop spent ten years in prison. In 2003 he was suspended by the Holy See. He was admitted to hospital in late January. The funeral should take place this Saturday, 18 February.
20/02/2017 14:36:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Funeral of Mgr Casimir Wang Milu: full of love for God and the poor
Thousands of people, along with scores of priests and some underground bishops, took part in the funeral. He had spent ten years in prison.
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