Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Chinese 'underground' priest released, then re-arrested

Catholic World News - July 29, 2010

A priest of the “underground” Catholic Church in China who was released from prison after a 3-year term was immediately re-arrested, the AsiaNews service reports.

Father Peter Wang of the Xiwanzi diocese, who was originally arrested for celebrating Mass without permission from local authorities, was released on July 24, exactly three years after his first arrest. But before relatives could greet him, he was seized and returned to prison. The priest—who reported to a sister that he was “doing well” in custody—is under heavy pressure to cooperate with the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association.

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 September expenses ($15,718 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,281.73
45% 55%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

St. Augustine's warning to pastors 3 hours ago
Side effects of the Pill? Oh, don't worry. 22 hours ago
Scotland demonstrates the provisional nature of sovereignty September 17
Targeting the Pope? September 16
Gregory the Great, Christ, the Church and the Soul in the Song of Songs September 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days