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Priest arrested in Fujian for organizing winter camp for 300 university students
Fr. John Baptist Luo was arrested on 3 March. Three other priests have been issued arrest warrants, but not yet detained. Another three have to pay a fine. Fr. Luo told AsiaNews: "I'm ready to go to jail. I would be happy to serve as a witness to Christ and follow the example of many holy martyrs. "
Xiwanzi underground priest arrested again after three years in prison
Fr Peter Wang, an underground priest of the Diocese of Xiwanzi, was only able to take a few steps as a free man. The police arrested him again immediately after his release. He had been originally arrested for celebrating mass (with the permission of the government). Local Catholics: "The police want to force him to join the Patriotic Association."
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Msgr. Jia Zhiguo taken by police
The arrest took place shortly before ceremonies concluding the Olympics. The bishop had been under house arrest for months. Catholics fear a worsening of persecution and arrests now that the Olympic “truce” is over.
Catholics freed from prison. The Bishop of Vinh seeks solidarity
The 19 believers were arrested for hoisting a prayer tent near the ruins of the ancient church. The government has decided not to give back the land, instead it will build a public garden and a private resort. According to local authorities there are no Catholics in the area and there is no need for churches.
Two underground priests from Wenzhou soon to be freed
Shao Zhoumin, vicar general of the diocese of Wenzhou, and Fr. Jiang Sunian are set to be freed this summer. The two were charged with having falsified their passports. The “Insieme per Prato” association mobilizes itself for their release.
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.
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