‘Underground’ Chinese bishop dead at 95
Catholic World News - March 11, 2011
Bishop Andrew Hao Jinli, who endured imprisonment and constant police surveillance for his loyalty to the papacy, has died at the age of 95. Secretly ordained in 1984, he led the northeastern Chinese Diocese of Xiwanzi .
Local sources said that police had forbidden others to visit the wheelchair-bound prelate or to take him to a hospital.
Bishop Hao’s coadjutor died last year at the age of 86.
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