Chinese police destroy tombstone of 'underground' priest
Catholic World News - March 21, 2012
Chinese police have smashed the tombstone of an “underground” Catholic priest, explaining that the decease priest should not be identified on the tombstone as “Father” Joseph Shi Liming.
Police destroyed the tombstone when they learned that mourners planned to inscribe it with a testimony to the late priest, who was killed in a car accident in January. His status as a priest was seen as a challenge to the Beijing regime, which does not recognize the “underground” Church. Catholics in the area observed that the government fears even a deceased priest.
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