» 03/21/2012, 00.00
Tomb of underground priest destroyed: "Beijing even afraid of the dead"
The police smashed a tombstone because the engraving said the deceased was a "father". But he "had no right" to the title because was not recognized by the government. only relatives and a few faithful of the village allowed at funeral ceremony and cemetery.
Hubei, a church burned. Catholics call for justice
The church - which can hold 100 people - had been rebuilt after its destruction under Mao. Suspicions point to construction companies who want to seize the village land. Local authorities indifferent to complaints.
Hebei underground Catholic priest arrested
A group of law enforcement officers stopped Fr. Song Wanjun of the clergy of Xiwanzi, while driving his car at 4 in the morning. Place of detention unknown. The Northern Province, stronghold of Catholic China, still targeted by the authorities.
On line mourning for a priest and six seminarians who died in an accident in Hebei
Tianzhujiao zai xian website proposes prayer to honour the dead and support for their families. A young seminarian has survived, but his condition is still very serious.
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Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
The rector of the seminary is the illegitimate bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin: Students refuse to concelebrate with him and reject Msgr. Fang Xingyao, who has participated in several illegal episcopal ordinations. The directors close the year without awarding diplomas and send students home: rumors of some courses being "suspended" in September. The precedent of 2000, when 130 young students chose fidelity to the Pope over compromise with the government.
The priests of Taiyuan call for justice after attack
In a message received by AsiaNews, priests tell of violence, police delays, and unrestrained aggressors and ask for authorities to intervene.
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