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Chinese ‘underground’ bishop taken into police custody

November 09, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou has been taken into custody by police and expected to undergo 10 to 15 days of compulsory indoctrination. Bishop Shao is an “underground” bishop, whose status has never been recognized by the Chinese government. His arrest comes on the heels of a Vatican-Beijing agreement, in which the Holy See recognized bishops who had been appointed by the government without approval from Rome.

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  • Posted by: DanS - Nov. 10, 2018 12:44 AM ET USA

    Sounds like The Vatican really struck a sweet deal...for the Communists! Given our Political Pope’s inclinations, this should surprise no one. The Vatican’s silence on the matter will merely confirm Bishop Zhou as “rigid,” and obsessed with doctrine, thereby not worthy of the Pope’s protection.