Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

China: faithful fear police will storm cathedral, take bishop’s body

Catholic World News - December 19, 2013

Catholics in the Diocese of Tangshan are fearful that police will storm the cathedral and take the body of Bishop Paul Liu Jinghe, who died at the age of 92 on December 11, according to an AsiaNews report.

The bishop had expressed a wish to be buried in a Catholic cemetery; civil authorities do not want him to be buried there, and the faithful are keeping vigil over his remains in the cathedral.

The prelate, who was ordained a bishop in 1981 without Vatican approval, reconciled with the Holy See in 2008, according to UCA News.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,493 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,507.00
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Dec. 20, 2013 1:24 AM ET USA

    And if they do, nothing of any real substance will result. This administration doesn't care, the Vatican (wishing better relations) will issue a statement and that's all. Meanwhile, the Catholics who have kept faith with Rome will continue to shake their heads and wonder why they are forsaken.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? 8 hours ago
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4