Chinese 'underground' bishop dies during Easter Vigil
Catholic World News - April 26, 2011
A Chinese bishop of the “underground” Church who had spent 15 years in prison followed by decades of house arrest died on April 23.
Bishop Peter Li Hongye suffered a fatal heart attack while he was presiding at the Easter Vigil. He was 91 years old. Because the Chinese government never recognized him as a bishop, officials will probably discourage the faithful from attending his funeral, which is scheduled for April 29.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($35,000 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!