DAILY CATHOLIC    THURSDAY     September 16, 1999     vol. 10, no. 176

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CHINA ARRESTS CATHOLIC BISHOP AND PRIESTS

        BEIJING, SEP 14 (ZENIT).- In central-eastern China, the police arrested four representatives of the "clandestine" Catholic Church, which is faithful to the Pope but not officially recognized by the Chinese government. The information was given by the Cardinal Kung Foundation, from its headquarters in the United States.

        Bishop Lin Xili, who is 81 years-old and had spent 20 years in jail for his fidelity to Rome; and Fathers Wang Chenzhi and Shao Zhumin, were arrested in early September in Wenzhou, in the Zhejiang region. Fr. Chu Guangyao, of the Shanghai diocese, was arrested on August 16, the Kung Foundation stated.

        There are over 10 million Catholics in China, divided between the Patriotic Catholic Church, controlled by the government; and the clandestine Church, persecuted for its ties with the Holy See. ZE99091410


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September 16, 1999       volume 10, no. 176
NEWS & VIEWS

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