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CHINA – VATICAN
Two Chinese bishop martyrs recognised as ‘Illustrious Unknown’ for 2011
Mgr James Su Zhimin, 80, has done 40 years in prison; Mgr Cosma Shi Enxiang, 90, has spent 50 years. No one talks about them whilst the Chinese government says it “does not know where they are”. Many fear they might die under torture as other bishops have done before. The Vatican should demand their release as a condition for dialogue. A campaign is launched on their behalf in 2012.
13/02/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
New Year in prison for the Chinese bishops. Two priests released
The family of Bishop Jia Zhiguo have been requesting his release for months, but they have not been answered. Two other bishops missing for years in police custody: Bishop James Su Zhimin and Bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang. The two priests released belong to the diocese of Zhengding.
Beijing hides the body of bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang: too "dangerous"
The underground bishop of Yixian disappeared in police custody in 2001. In late January news of his death spread. But authorities denied the reports. Family members await his corpse or ashes. The long list of underground bishops who have died in prison after torture. The government is terrified of possible demonstrations at his funeral. The visit of Yu Zhengsheng, "number four" from Baoding Politburo. Out of his 93 years of life, Bishop Shi spent 54 years in prison because of his fidelity to the Church and the Pope.
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Card Zen and Catholics protest against Beijing over the fate of Mgr Cosma Shi Enxiang
The Chinese government has not said whether the bishop of Yixian is still alive or dead. White roses and carnations are offered to honour bishops who died in prison, and those alive but still in prison. Chinese authorities violate their own constitution. Protesters called for the release of Mgr Su Zhimin, who disappeared in police custody 17 years ago.
Bishop languishing in Beijing's prisons for four years
The authorities deny knowing anything about the fate of Bishop Shi Enxiang or Fr Liu Deli, jailed for six years, whose names join that of many others on a list AsiaNews published back in March.
18/10/2012 CHINA - VATICAN
Msgr James Su Zhimin: 15 years in police custody in a secret location
Family members continue to demand news to the authorities who respond do not know anything. Since 1996 he has died in police custody. The priests of his diocese hope that the new head of the United Front work for its liberation. In all, he spent 40 years in prison, without charge, without trial.
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