» 05/15/2006, 00.00
china - vatican
Zhan Silu, a bishop against everything and against everyone
In an interview with AsiaNews, the patriotic bishop who took possession of the Mindong diocese explains the reasons for his choice, made "to unite" the diocese. For those who have known him, he is "ambitious" and "very close to the Party."
15/05/2006 china - vatican
Monsignor Zhan Silu installs himself as bishop and condemns himself to isolation
The installation ceremony was deserted by official and underground Catholics. The Patriotic Association continues its scheme of controlling and dividing the Chinese Church.
08/05/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Undergound bishops in China ask for prayers for official priests facing pressure and threats
Following illicit ordinations achieved through violence and deceit the Patriotic Association subjects priests to political sessions and brainwashing to destroy their faithfulness to the pope. AsiaNews supports the bishops' appeal.
02/05/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
"A slap in the face against the Vatican": new episcopal ordination without pope's approval
To take place tomorrow in Anhui. The Patriotic Association is preparing many other ordinations of bishops to bring about a crisis in dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See.
03/05/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
New bishop ordained in Anhui without Pope's permission
The Vatican sent a message to the candidate asking him to not go ahead.
18/01/2007 VATICAN - CHINA
Meeting at Vatican on the Church in China
A meeting of various Vatican dicasteries will begin tomorrow on the situation of the Church in China. Topics will include Beijing’s ambiguities, bishops ordained illicitly, the unity of the official and underground Church, and, above all, how to eliminate the influence of the Patriotic Association.
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