» 12/12/2005, 00.00
Nuns beaten in Xian : 11 of 40 "thugs" under police detention
Following local complaints and international pressure, government authorities have decided to cover all the nuns' medical costs.
Nuns beaten in Xian: the government asks the diocese to pay for the school that it already owns
One of the nuns risks permanent paralysis; another has gone blind in one eye. The government has offered 3000 yuan as compensation. The European and Italian Parliaments are asking China for full respect of religious freedom.
30/11/2005 VATICAN - CHINA
Nuns beaten in Xian and arrested priests: the Holy See releases a statement
Xian: 16 nuns brutally beaten for having defended a school of the diocese
Yesterday, Catholics in Xian protested to call for justice.
Xian nuns and defendants reach out-of-court settlement in assault and battery case
Franciscan missionaries accept 260,000 yuan compensation from nine men charged in physical attack against nuns who were trying to stop the demolition of the diocesan Rosary School. Superior general of the congregation forgives aggressors and thanks all those who showed interest in the case.
Xian Catholics fear retaliations after nuns were attacked
The Religious Affairs Bureau sends its agents to investigate who leaked the information. Local authorities insist the diocese must buy back school confiscated in 1952.
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