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China: Priest 'Missing' on Eve of Illicit Ordination

Last edited 4th July 2012

China: Priest 'Missing' on Eve of Illicit Ordination

Father Giuseppe Zhao Hongchun, apostolic administrator of Harbin, has been "missing" since the afternoon of July 4, where he went to attend an appointment arranged by religious affairs officials. Father Zhao, who is not affiliated with the government-sanctioned open Church and has voiced his opposition to the illicit ordination planned for 6 June, was "invited" by government officials yesterday (July 4) afternoon to a meal. He has not returned to his parish.

According to AsiaNews, sources believe that Father Zhao has been put under house arrest in order to prevent him from taking actions during the illicit ordination on July 6. Visit this article to read more.

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