» 08/23/2012, 00.00
VATICAN - TAIWAN
Pope's sorrow for the death of Card Paul Shan Kuo-hsi
In a telegram to the bishop of Kaohsiung, (Taiwan), Benedict XVI remembers the service the cardinal dedicated to the Church. Born in mainland China, he entered the Jesuit order in Beijing. The late cardinal had been general relator to the Special Assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops.
22/08/2012 TAIWAN – CHINA – VATICAN
Card Paul Shan, the great evangeliser and unifier of the Church in China, has died
He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II. He always worked for reconciliation in China. In the final years of his life, despite his cancer, he never spared himself to preach the faith and evangelisation. A mainland priest remembers him with emotion. He will be remembered by Chinese Catholics.
08/03/2005 TAIWAN - CHINA - VATICAN
The anti-secession bill does not serve peace, says Cardinal Shan
The bill that authorises use of force shows that the military is getting stronger in Beijing, says the prelate. Christians on both sides of the strait must work closely for reconciliation.
24/08/2012 TAIWAN - CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Shan's work for youth of Taiwan and mainland China
The cardinal's funeral will be held on 1 September. In attendance Cardinals of Hong Kong, John Tong and Joseph Zen. Admired by politicians and applauded by the young, Card. Shan has worked for reconciliation between Taiwan and China, providing places for encounter and culture at Fu Ren for seminarians. The Archbishop of Taipei’s memories.
Archbishop of Taipei: A new evangelization for Taiwan
Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, talks to AsiaNews about the challenges facing his Church in the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope: "This is a rich country, where many believe they can buy anything. They do not understand that their inner emptiness can only be filled by Christ. We are grateful to the Pope for the enormous motivation and continuous support”. Relations with other churches, the crisis of vocations and a personal memory of the late Cardinal Shan.
03/09/2012 TAIWAN - CHINA - VATICAN
Farewell to Card Paul Shan
Vatican officials, Hong Kong cardinals and local political and religious leaders took part in the ceremony. President Ma Ying-jeou sends a memento to remember the late prelate. Many indigenous Taiwanese and young people attend the funeral. People are moved by his final, videotaped words, "with my two empty hands with which I can carry only what I did during my life."
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