» 07/06/2010, 00.00
Priest and nun of underground diocese of Ningxia are killed
The two religious worked in a nursing home in the district of Wuda in Wuhai, a main city of Inner Mongolia. The hospice staff found their bodies around 6.30 this morning in a pool of blood. Reasons for murder and identity of assassin remain unknown.
Ningxia Catholics : Death of priest and nun leads us to unity and reconciliation
The priest who presided at the funeral calls on Catholics to forgive the murderer and pray for him. The official bishop of Bameng does not participate in the funeral, but brings a floral tribute and offers condolences to the underground community. The church and hospice where the two victims worked in danger of being demolished.
12/04/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Priests and bishop of Bameng forced to concelebrate with excommunicated bishop
More details emerge on the installation ceremony of Bishop. Du, under pressure from the religious authorities and the Patriotic Association. The ceremony on 8 April was all under government control. Fears of priests for possible difficulties for faithful and the underground community.
Ningxia, priest and nun murdered by former seminarian
Wenping Zhang, 43, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Hohhot. He had been fired and promised to kill Fr Joseph Zhang. Victim’s funerals will be held on 11 July.
Underground Protestant clergyman on trial
His trial is set to start tomorrow. The clergyman is accused of "illegal business practices" because he kept Bibles in a cache with the intention of giving them free to the faithful.
An ancient church becomes home to two Protestant communities.
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