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CHINA - VATICAN
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.
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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.
Underground Catholic priest released
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