Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chinese Bishops Arrested after Olympics

After all the fauning by the MSM on the Chinese system and how we could better American life by imitating them.

I guess freedom of religion is not essential in China (no surprise) but why doesn't the MSM report this?

Oh I forgot, they're all in Denver...

Chinese bishop arrested as Olympics close

Beijing, Aug. 25, 2008 ( - China's most prominent "underground" Catholic bishop was arrested on Sunday, August 24: the day that also saw the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding was taken into custody by several police officers at Wuqiu cathedral. No immediate reason was given for his arrest, and authorities have not disclosed where the aging bishop is being held.

The 73-year-old Bishop Jia, who heads an active diocese of over 100,000 Catholics in the Hebei diocese, spent 15 years in prison, from 1963 to 1978. Since his release he has been re-arrested at least 12 times; ordinarily he has been detained for a few days of interrogation each time. He has been living under house arrest since 1989.


Our Prayers go out the good Bishop Jia

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