Chinese bishop dies, police take coadjutor into custody [CC]


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Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou, China, who spent more than 20 years in prison camps, has died at the age of 90.

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#2

May God rest his soul.


#3

Praying for the repose of his soul & for his family.


#4

It would be a great leap forward if the Chinese government would simply allow the Catholic Church to exist openly in China without government interference.


#5

…except that would be a violation of a) Communism’s atheist principles (which makes me wonder why it even bothers with the Chinese Patriotic Catholic* Association at all, since it knows it’s a farce), and b) the Chinese Communist Party’s self-preservation instinct (cf. Poland).

Not that it would be a bad idea; it’s just never going to happen with the people in charge.

*Patriotic Catholic. “Devoted to one’s country universal”. Hm. :shrug:


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