Chinese authorities discourage pilgrimages to Marian shrine
Catholic World News - May 22, 2012
Chinese government officials are discouraging pilgrims from participating in a May 24 pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan. But while citing “security reasons” to keep Catholics away, the government is encouraging tourists to visit the same area.
At his public audience on Sunday, May 20, Pope Benedict XVI urged all Catholics around the world to join in prayer for the Church in China on May 24, the feast of Our Lady of Sheshan.
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