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CHINA - VATICAN
Police arrest underground Zhengding bishop Jia Zhiguo
He was taken from his home by 5 police officers. For weeks, he had been under surveillance 24 hours a day, to prevent him from meeting with the official bishop, with whom he had reconciled on instructions from the Vatican. A blow to the Holy See's strategy of unifying the Chinese Church, while the meeting of the Plenary Commission on the Church in China continues at the Vatican. Bishop Jia Zhiguo was also taunted by the police.
30/09/2005 China - Vatican
China's 4 bishops will not attend Synod
Underground bishop of Xiwanzi released after two and a half years in prison
He had been arrested for consacrating a church without the consent of the Patriotic Association. The authorities view him only as a priest, and do not allow him to preside at large-scale activities. Two priests and 20 faithful of the diocese of Xiwanzi are still in prison. In Hebei, two bishops are still "disappeared" after many years.
02/04/2009 VATICAN - CHINA
Vatican's "sadness" over arrest of Bishop Jia Zhiguo. The Church and formation
The statement on the work completed by the Vatican Commission for the Church in China has been published. For the first time in years, names and details of persecution have been provided. The problems related to the formation of priests, seminarians, and religious personnel in China have been addressed, in order to help them be "disciples of Christ" and "exemplary citizens." An impulse toward mission.
14/09/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Zhouzhi bishop arrested; he defied government for love of the Pope
On 11 September, a unit of around 30 policemen scaled the wall of the parish where Mgr Wu Qinjing lives. They took him away without charging him with anything, after mistreating an 80-year-old priest and some sisters. The bishop from the official church had been ordained by Mgr Li Duan without government permission.
02/04/2005 vatican - china
China: the Vatican denounces the arrest of bishop, priest and layperson
Meanwhile in China, news on the Pope's condition disappear from Internet.
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