» 07/12/2010, 00.00
Ningxia Catholics : Death of priest and nun leads us to unity and reconciliation
The priest who presided at the funeral calls on Catholics to forgive the murderer and pray for him. The official bishop of Bameng does not participate in the funeral, but brings a floral tribute and offers condolences to the underground community. The church and hospice where the two victims worked in danger of being demolished.
Ningxia, priest and nun murdered by former seminarian
Wenping Zhang, 43, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Hohhot. He had been fired and promised to kill Fr Joseph Zhang. Victim’s funerals will be held on 11 July.
Priest and nun of underground diocese of Ningxia are killed
The two religious worked in a nursing home in the district of Wuda in Wuhai, a main city of Inner Mongolia. The hospice staff found their bodies around 6.30 this morning in a pool of blood. Reasons for murder and identity of assassin remain unknown.
Death of bishop of Shijiazhuang, Mgr. Jiang Taoran. Problems for Mgr. Jia Zhiguo
Illicitly ordained, he was granted communion with the Holy See in 2008 with orders to obey Mgr. Jia Zhiguo. Who,, once again, is under detention and probably will not officiate at the funeral.
17/11/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Official and underground priests in China ponder Card. Bertone’s letter
The document of the Vatican Secretary of State is "encouraging." Underground priests and nuns have begun to study the letter in groups. Others hope that the Vatican will give more precise information. A young bishop: We too need to be trained". Among the problems: priests too distracted by the Internet and a lack of educators in seminaries.
18/02/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Cardinal Zen: My hopes for the Church in China in this Year of the Tiger
Nearly 1000 days from the Pope's letter to Chinese Catholics, it is hard to see any fruits. But there are some seeds. The most important commitment is reconciliation in the Church, without media exaggerations. The "abnormal interference" of the current government makes "the abnormal secrecy" of the Church still valid. The Cardinal of Hong Kong, a defender of religious freedom, takes stock of the situation.
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