Priest arrested in China
Catholic World News - August 12, 2013
An underground priest in Hebei, a province in northeastern China, was arrested on August 7, according to AsiaNews.
The arrest of Father Song Wanjun, 39, by 10 policemen continues a local pattern of persecution of clergy faithful to the Holy See. Bishops arrested in 1997 and 2001 remain missing, and “over the past 20 years at least 20 Catholic priests of the underground … have been tortured and suffered tremendous pressure join the Patriotic Association, controlled by the Communist Party of China,” AsiaNews reported.
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