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Seven priests released, 80-year-old bishop sent to re-education
26/09/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Mgr Jia Zhiguo, underground bishop of Zhengding, released after 10 months
The bishop has been home since yesterday afternoon and is being allowed to meet his priests. Local sources said his release was due to "prayers and denunciations through the media".
Thousands are baptised in Beijing, while in Zhejiang two priests are imprisoned
The wave of new conversions makes it difficult to find sufficient godparents. In the interim of the Pope’s long awaited letter to China’s Catholics, the Patriotic Association’s iron fist is felt, particularly in Hebei and Zhejiang.
Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo released in Hebei
Beijing, religious freedom according to the Olympics
Foreigners are guaranteed ceremonies, meetings and even mass in their own language; Chinese Catholics from the Official Church are ordered not to hold large gatherings that last too long. Bishops and priests from the underground Church are under house arrest. Msgr. Giulio Jia Zhiguo under round the clock police surveillance. The pretty pictures of China Daily.
16/11/2017 12:02:00 CHINA-VATICAN
The Chinese government recognizes the bishop of Handan. No illicit bishops at the ceremony
Msgr. Joseph Sun Jigen, an official priest, was secretly ordained in 2011. Although approved by the government, the installation ceremony was canceled at the last moment for fear that illicit bishops would attend. At today's ceremony, the vice-president of the Council of Bishops was absent having suffered a heart attack; the vice-president of the Patriotic Association was absent because in mourning. Immediately following his installation, the Lanzhou bishop brings priests and nuns in "pilgrimage" to Jinggangshan, the cradle of the Communist Revolution in Jiangxi.
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