» 05/02/2013, 00.00
VATICAN - CHINA
Msgr. Savio Hon's message on death of Msgr. Jin Luxian
The Secretary of Propaganda Fide, the only Chinese personality in the Vatican hierarchy, sent a personal letter to participate in the morning of the diocese of Shanghai. A message of appreciation for the work of Msgr. Jin, for the reconciliation of official and underground communities and to remember the fate of Msgr. Ma Daqin, under house arrest.
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."
18/03/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Bishop Fan Zhongliang: Better broken jade than intact tile
The Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples publishes a eulogy for the Bishop of Shanghai who died on March 16, on AsiaNews. A witness faithful to the Pope and the Chinese nation. As a sign of reconciliation and harmony, his funeral should be celebrated by Msgr. Ma Daqin, currently under house arrest.
15/06/2012 VATICAN - CHINA
Msgr. Savio Hon: episcopal ordinations with no papal mandate reveal Party’s lack of ideals and internal fighting
The Vatican secretary of Propaganda Fide prays a new illicit episcopal ordination in Harbin will not take place. This gesture "hurts the pope," but also Chinese Catholics, especially the newly baptized. "Inconsistency" between liberalism preached by the government and the actions of the Patriotic Association, that wants to create "a new Protestant church", independent of the pope. The Gospel in China "highly relevant" to overcoming the materialism and pragmatism of power and money.
14/03/2011 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.
22/08/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Diocese of Shanghai under siege after Ma Daqin’s "big blow"
The seminaries will be closed until further notice, a nun was forced to step down as superior general. Seminarians and nuns "did not cooperate" with the government for the ordination of July 7, when Ma Daqin decided he was quitting the Patriotic Association. Catholics resistance to and criticism of official Church body on the rise. A bishop tells AsiaNews: "The government has lost control of the masses and the confidence of the people."
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