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Diocese of Shanghai under Siege after Bishop Leaves Government-Run Church

Diocese of Shanghai under Siege after Bishop Leaves Government-Run Church

Shanghai's regional and minor seminary will not reopen at the beginning of September until further notice, and a Nun who is faithful to the Pope was forced to resign as superior general of her order... these are some of the "revenge" moves by the Patriotic Association to express its anger at Msgr. Ma Taddeo Daqin's decision to leave the Chinese government controlled Catholic Church, and return to the Vatican approved Church.

On 7 July Msgr. Ma was ordained auxiliary bishop of Shanghai, with the approval of the Holy See. During the ceremony, he announced he would henceforth devote himself fully to his pastoral mission and consequently quit the Patriotic Association (PA), an organization which, according to Benedict XVI is "incompatible with Catholic doctrine" and pursues a policy of "independence" from the Holy See. Immediately after his ordination, brave Msgr. Ma was placed under house arrest. Visit this article to read more.


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