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Will 2013 bring some relief for Chinese Catholics?

I regularly think about times when the Church has been persecuted.  Has been? Nay, rather… is being persecuted.  I think it is a good idea to reflect on these matters frequently and even try to get your head around the real … Continue reading

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Please pray for this dead Chinese bishop

In your charity will you stop and pray for this man?
From UCANEWS:

Restrictions in place for bishop’s funeral
Officials say ‘no’ to honoring status of Changzhi prelate who died last week
ucanews.com reporter, Changzhi
China
May 30, 2012Government officials have barred the Church community from … Continue reading

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AFP: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest

From Agence France-Presse:
China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest
(AFP) – 6 hours ago
BEIJING — Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and blocked his ordination as a bishop, a parishioner said Thursday, in a move likely to raise tensions with the Holy … Continue reading

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Loyal Chinese priest arrested

From AsiaNews with Ucan with my emphases and comments:
Priest arrested in Fujian for organizing winter camp for 300 university students
Fr. John Baptist Luo was arrested on 3 March. Three other priests have been issued arrest warrants, but not yet detained. … Continue reading

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