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HANOI, Vietnam, July 13, 2012—Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the non-resident representative of the Holy See to Vietnam, met and talked with more than 3,000 priests and parishioners during his visit to Tan An, a city in the Mekong Delta region. Government media quoted the prelate as saying that he was very happy to visit Long An […]

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HANOI, Vietnam, July 10, 2012–More than 10,000 Catholics and non-Catholics prayed for the victims of the attack against the community of Con Cuông (Vinh Diocese) and for the many young Catholics arrested and held in custody. Their action comes in the wake of the violent attack on 1 July, which casts a dark shadow on […]

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VATICAN CITY, July 10, 2012–Excommunication for Bishop Joseph Yue Fusheng, illicitly ordained in Harbin, the request for an explanation from concelebrating bishops, the hope that the Chinese authorities are not encouraging “actions contrary to dialogue” with the Vatican, “welcome and encouragement” for ordination of the auxiliary bishop of Shanghai, Thaddeus Ma Daqin. This is expressed […]

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HONG KONG, July 17, 2012–More than 800 Catholics in Hong Kong packed St. Margaret’s Catholic Church last night to pray for the early release of heroic Auxiliary Bishop Ma Daqin of Shanghai, who is under restriction after he openly left the Patriotic Association at his Episcopal ordination on 7 July. Card Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus […]

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GUANGZHOU, Hong Kong, July 17, 2012–Cardinal John Tong Hon, archbishop of Guangzhou in Hong Kong, criticized Chinese authorities for their involvement in Church matters, following reports that Auxiliary Bishop Ma Daqin of Shanghai is under investigation after his ordination. Several news agencies have reported that Bishop Daqin was detained shortly after his ordination, when he […]

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