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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.

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