» 06/19/2017, 16.27
CHINA – VATICAN
Mgr Peter Shao Zhumin, Wenzhou’s bishop not recognised by the government, is missing again
The bishop apparently arrived at Wenzhou airport, but did not go home. Government officials took him to an unknown place. His priests did not see him at home. According to the latest figures, Wenzhou Catholics number 130,000.
Two clandestine priests arrested in Guangdong
Fr Shao Zhoumin and Fr Jiang Sunian, who had just returned from Europe, have already spent time in prison. AsiaNews sources in China said the release of the bishop of Zhengding, Mgr Jia, was decided "for fear of popular protests" and they warned that "he could be arrested again".
26/06/2017 14:24:00 CHINA-VATICAN
The last 10 years of the Church in China: from the Letter of Benedict XVI to the silence on the arrest of Msgr. Shao Zhumin
The silence on the persecution of Chinese Catholics and their bishops in Wenzhou and Shanghai. The organisms that Benedict XVI did not accept (Patriotic Association and Chinese Bishops' Conference) because "incompatible with Catholic doctrine" now govern the Church. Dialogue between China and the Vatican must address the issue of underground bishops out in the open and not under the shroud of secrecy. An analysis from a northeast Chinese Catholic, as the Vatican celebrates a new round of China-Holy See talks.
21/06/2017 12:05:00 CHINA-GERMANY
The German ambassador asks China to release Msgr. Shao Zhumin
In an official statement posted on the embassy site, Michael Clauss asks that the detained bishop of Wenzhou, be given full freedom of movement. Concerns also expressed over drafts of the new regulations on religious activities, which decree the end of the underground communities. It is the first time after a decade that a European ambassador has called for the release of a bishop.
17/06/2017 13:37:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Wenzhou: Mgr Shao back in Wenzhou under police escort
The bishop is recognised by the Holy See but not by the government. He was held for 27 days during which he attended a “religious seminar" to convince him to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and force the Vatican to appoint right away a coadjutor bishop from the official community.
13/04/2017 10:09:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Msgr. Peter Shao Zhumin, bishop of Wenzhou (underground) seized by police
Public security will not reveal where he was taken, but allow the faithful to deliver some clothes for their pastor. The bishop will celebrate Easter with his faithful. Pressures on the prelate to adhere to the Patriotic Association. A similar fate to that of Msgr. Guo Xijin. It is also pressure on the Holy See.
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