martedì 24 maggio 2022

Vatican-approved Chinese bishop’s whereabouts remain unknown a year after his arrest

(CNS - America)
A Vatican-approved Chinese bishop remains in detention more than one year after his arrest for allegedly violating the communist country’s repressive regulations on religious affairs. Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu of Xinxiang was arrested May 21, 2021, reported A day earlier, police arrested 10 priests and an unknown number of seminarians from a Catholic seminary in the diocese that was set up in an abandoned factory building. About a year ago, authorities in Xinxiang shut down Catholic schools and kindergartens in line with a government ban on education by religious groups. All those arrested were accused of violating China’s regulations  (...)