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Synod: for Chinese bishop our Church is faithful and devoted despite 50 years of persecution
A message from Mgr Lucas Li Jingfeng, bishop of Fengxiang, is read. Released in 1979 after 20 years in prison, he was forcedly absent from the assembly. "I pray intensely and constantly Almighty God that our piety, faithfulness, sincerity and devotion may overcome the tepidness, unfaithfulness and secularism that have developed abroad as a result of unrestrained openness and freedom."
19/03/2009 VATICAN - AFRICA
Pope: faith holds answer to those who want to impose the "reign of money"
On the feast of Saint Joseph, Benedict XVI tells fathers and mothers to look to the saint as an example of trust. In Cameroon, the presentation of the working document for the Synod for Africa. In a cordial meeting with Muslims, the pope again talks about faith and reason. "God loves you," he tells children who have been abused and forced to become soldiers.
23/03/2009 VATICAN – AFRICA
Solidarity among generations, nations and continents is the first challenge, says Pope
Upon his departure from Africa Benedict XVI calls on the continent’s leaders to take care of those who “suffer for lack of food, work, shelter or other fundamental goods.” May violence “never prevail over dialogue, nor fear and discouragement over trust, nor rancour over fraternal love.”
09/09/2005 VATICAN SYNOD CHINA
Synod on Eucharist: Vatican-appointed Chinese bishops speak
Mgrs Jin of Shanghai and Li Duan of Xian may have health problems and Mgrs Li Jingfeng of Fengxiang and Wei Jingyi of Qiqihar may be excited about their appointment, but they are all waiting with trepidation what the Chinese government will do. "The nominations are a sign of friendship towards China".
18/10/2005 VATICAN SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
Pope to write letter to Chinese bishops invited to Synod
Pope will personally answer the letter send by Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng to express his regrets for not being able to come to the Synod. Mgr Kondrusiewicz, Bishop of Moscow, speaks about the situation of Russian Catholics, expressing hope Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Aleksij II can meet each other.
03/11/2008 TURKEY – VATICAN
Relations with Catholics and ecology are our priorities, says Bartholomew I
The emotions generated by the address he gave to the Synod of Bishops last month are still fresh in the Ecumenical Patriarch’s mind. Currently, he is working on an international symposium in Africa for next year to save “creation”.
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