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CHINA - VATICAN
Jian Mei - W. Zhicheng
Officials kidnap bishops of Guangdong to force them to take part in illicit Shantou ordination
Three bishops were taken in the past two days: the bishop of Guangzhou has been missing for days. In Shenyang Mgr. Pei Junmin, designated to preside over the celebration, is being defended by his priests and faithful with a non-stop sit-in in the cathedral. PA claims the Vatican "divides the Church in China and creates more disputes."
Beijing and the Holy See: the unity of the Church before diplomatic relations
From December until today, despite many difficulties the Church in China has been trying to rebuild the path to unity between official and underground Catholics, dealt a severe blow by Communist Party strategies. The idea of the "Vietnam model". But Beijing’s fear of the "Jasmine Revolution" seems to prevail over interests in seeing reconciliation with the Church and society.
04/07/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
The Holy See condemns Leshan ordination
In a statement made public today, the Vatican states that it does not recognize the new bishop, that he can not administer the diocese and is excommunicated. Voices in Leshan say that the new bishop has two children. The Vatican had informed some time ago that he could not be accepted as a candidate "for serious reasons”. Bishops who attended the ordination also warned. Fears that the government wants to create a de-facto schism, ordaining dozens of other bishops without papal mandate.
13/06/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Harbin Catholics pray and fast against ordaining of bishops without Papal mandate
Sources tell AsiaNews that no one wants this order - not the official Catholic or dungeons and even the candidate - but the PA has decided this show of force against the Holy See. P. Joseph Yue Fusheng is considered a 'weak' in 2010 was elected vice president of the Association.
24/10/2016 12:39:00 VATICAN - CHINA
The new bishop of Changzhi and the many voices on China-Vatican dialogue
The ordination will take place on November 10 in the Cathedral. The bishop had been appointed by the Holy See at least two years ago. But he was waiting for the green light from Beijing. Similar situation in Chengdu. Fears for the presence of excommunicated bishops. Reconciliation between illegitimate and official bishops is not brought about by political gestures, but depends on personal and canonical procedures. A meeting between the Chinese delegation and the Vatican is not "imminent".
25/03/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See: Education, reconciliation, unity with the Pope, the Church's priorities in China
Formation of seminarians, priests and religious reconciliation between official and underground Catholics, greater unity with the pope for all the bishops, avoiding participation in actions against communion, prayers for bishops and priests deprived of liberty. The full text of the communiqué at the end of the work of the Vatican Commission on the Catholic Church in China, released this morning by the Holy See Press Office.
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