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    CHINA

    Our Lady of Sheshan under the snow (photos)



     

     

    Rome (AsiaNews) - At the end of December, snow fell on the national Marian shrine, which is located near Shanghai.

    Chinese friends have shared with us these wonderful photos, full of peace and hope.

    The basilica is a permanent destination of pilgrimage and a sign of reconciliation for the Chinese Church, visited by members of both official and underground communities.

    On the feast day of Our Lady of Sheshan, 24 May, the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China established by Benedict XVI is celebrated worldwide.

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    See also

    25/05/2009 CHINA – VATICAN
    The day of Prayer for the Church in China under control. Pope’s Letter is blocked
    No diocesan pilgrimages to the Sanctuary of Sheshan because of bans. Little publicity even in the diocese of Shanghai. In Hebei the Catholics go without mass because the priests are under arrest. Access to the Vatican website with Benedict XVI’s Letter (in Chinese) is still blocked.

    22/05/2008 CHINA – VATICAN
    In China the Church is getting ready for the World Day of Prayer in union with the Pope
    The government stops pilgrimages and gatherings, but in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Guangzhou official and underground priests, religious and faithful prepare to pray the Pope’s words about Our Lady of Sheshan. In addition to the Pope’s intent they will pray for Sichuan quake victims, grateful to the Universal Church.

    24/05/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
    Month long Chinese crackdown on Donglu Marian shrine
    Catholic source tells AsiaNews that security measures have been tightened in the village, used to accommdoate a Marian shrine. Officials enforce round-the-clock control on the village. Lay Catholic leaders are also under surveillance. Banners call for resistance against "foreign infiltration". Faithful pray instead to Our Lady for Church unity.

    20/05/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
    You should be at the Marian shrine of Sheshan, Pope tells Card Zen
    Hong Kong’s bishop emeritus leads a prayer vigil for religious freedom and the Church in China. He reveals bits of conversation he had with Benedict XVI during the pilgrimage to Fatima.

    26/05/2016 13:41:00 CHINA - VATICAN
    Evangelize China for the good of society, demanding an end to persecution

    Official and underground Christians have celebrated the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, wanted by Benedict XVI. In a China marked by individualism and corruption, academics and scholars advise greater freedom for the economy and religious freedom for communities. Religions, viewed with suspicion by the leadership, are actually one of the few glues for a supportive and creative society. The strange silence of some commentators on persecution. The priority is formation of the clergy, the religious, the faithful. Now is the opportune time for the evangelization of China.

     





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