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More than 10,000 faithful attend the funeral of Mgr Xie, underground Bishop of Mingdong
28/04/2005 CHINA - VATICAN
Seven Catholic priests arrested in Hebei
They were to go on retreat. Their bishop, Msgr Julius Jia Zhiguo, had been under surveillance from John Paul II's death through to the election of Benedict XVI.
14/07/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Cardinal Zen: The Church in China two years after the Pope's Letter
Misinterpretations of the Letter have led to confusion and distress in the underground community. The official bishops must have more courage in their faithfulness to the pope, refusing structures that are contrary to the Catholic faith. The Chinese government continues its usual policy: total control of the Church.
Thousands are baptised in Beijing, while in Zhejiang two priests are imprisoned
The wave of new conversions makes it difficult to find sufficient godparents. In the interim of the Pope’s long awaited letter to China’s Catholics, the Patriotic Association’s iron fist is felt, particularly in Hebei and Zhejiang.
Government attack against Sheshan shrine bears fruit, number of pilgrims cut by half
According to shrine figures, only 5,000 people made the pilgrimage this year. Last year at the time they were 11,000. Plainclothes policemen monitor the venue.
02/04/2005 vatican - china
China: the Vatican denounces the arrest of bishop, priest and layperson
Meanwhile in China, news on the Pope's condition disappear from Internet.
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