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Chinese 'underground' priests arrested as Communist Party meeting approaches

Catholic World News - November 19, 2013

Two priests of China’s “underground” Catholic Church were arrested in October for organizing adult catechism classes and still remain in custody, the AsiaNews service reports.

Father Tian Dalong and another unidentified priest were arrested by officials in Baoding province, where the underground Church is particularly strong, AsiaNews says. At least 10 other underground priests are currently in prison.

The arrests came before a meeting of the Communist Party. Chinese officials have a record of making arrests in advance of major political gatherings.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Nov. 20, 2013 2:38 AM ET USA

    And does anyone complain? No, too many countries either want China's money or China has too much of their debt. Either way, mums the word, let's pretend nothing happened - out of sight, out of mind.

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