Chinese officials detain bishop, compel him to attend ‘learning classes’
Catholic World News - March 26, 2012
Chinese government officials have detained a bishop and his chancellor and are compelling them to attend “learning classes.” The Holy See recognizes the ministry of Coadjutor Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, 49, of Wenzhou, a city of three million in eastern China; the Communist government does not.
Officials were quoted as saying that the bishop and his chancellor, Father Paul Jiang Sunian, would be compelled to attend the classes until they are “intelligent enough in their learning.”
In January, Bishop John Wang Ruowang of Tianshui was also detained and forced to attend “learning classes.”
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