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CHINA - VATICAN
Vatican approval for Guiyang Episcopal ordination made public
Yesterday at mass the public announcement was made; in recent weeks the papal document of approval was circulated. Everything is being dealt with according to the indications of the pope’s Letter. Disapproval for the presence of Ma Yinglin, illicit bishop of Kunming.
21/09/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
The joy of Beijing’s Catholics for the ordination of Msgr. Li Shan
Over one thousand people took part in the ceremony, among them government representatives and members of the Patriotic Association . According to a local Catholic, Msgr. Li represents a great step forward for Church unity in China.
09/10/2007 CHINA - VATICAN
Guangxi: stop the Pope’s Letter, even by brain washing
Obligatory political sessions for Catholic priests, “guilty” of having publicly distributed the Pope’s Letter to China’s Catholics. The office for religious affairs orders the sequester and closure of internet sites, as well as a campaign to stop “Vatican penetration” of its faithful. A similar script to ’99.
18/11/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Holy See against an illicit Episcopal ordination and violence against bishops
The government preparing for ceremony on Nov. 20 and seizes two bishops to force them to participate. The Vatican denounces "severe violations of religious freedom and conscience." Blackmail in anticipation of the National Assembly of Catholic representatives, a body "incompatible" with Catholic faith, which the bishops should not attend
23/05/2009 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope approves Compendium of his Letter to the Catholics of China
The publication two years on from the Letter on the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. The Letter is furthering unity between the official and underground Church, but the Patriotic Association pounces on their divisions with controls and arrests.
21/06/2016 17:27:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Vatican silence over Shanghai’s Mgr Ma Daqin causing confusion and controversy
For some, Mgr Ma’s blog post praising the Patriotic Association and acknowledging his mistakes is nothing but “dirt”. For others, he chose humiliation for the “sake of his diocese”. Many wonder why the Holy See has remained silent about the article’s content and the bishop’s persecution. Some suspect the Vatican views the episode in positive terms. Yet, the Ma Daqin affair raises a major question. Has Benedict XVI’s Letter to Chinese Catholics (which describes the Patriotic Association as “incompatible with Catholic doctrine”) been abolished? If it has, who did it? A journey of compromises without truth is full of risks.
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