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Chinese bishop, imprisoned for 20 years, dead at 90

October 10, 2014

A Chinese bishop who suffered imprisonment from 1965 to 1985 has died at the age of 90.

As Communists forces took over China, Bishop John Baptist Wang Jin left for Hong Kong and Macau to complete his seminary education. He returned to China in 1950 and was ordained the following year.

In 1999, at the age of 75, he was ordained bishop of Yuci, located in the eastern part of the nation, and governed with the mandate of the Holy See. During the last 15 years, he has ordained 30 men to the priesthood.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Oct. 11, 2014 12:37 PM ET USA

    Wow, those Chinese bishops live a long time! It seems that every few months there is a story of the passing of a Chinese bishop in his 90's who has survived all sorts of trials. I guess what doesn't kill you makes you tougher.