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China keeps faithful away from underground bishop’s funeral

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On Ash Wednesday, 95-year-old Bishop Andrew Hao Jinli of Xiwanzi, who shepherded believers in the illegal, underground Catholic church in northeastern China, died of natural causes.

 Security forces were mobilized to block the faithful from paying last respects or attending his funeral.

 

  China allows adult Catholics to worship in state-sanctioned Patriotic Catholic Churches, but not in the Roman Catholic Church. Patriotic Catholic Church clergy must denounce any allegiance to the Vatican.

 Bishop Hao had defied that ban. Born in 1916 and ordained in 1943, he was a parish priest when Mao took over China in 1949. Refusing to renounce his belief in Christ, he was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in 1958, but was not released until 1981. He was secretly ordained as a bishop in 1984.

 “Communist anxiety over a dead country priest exposes official paranoia about any movement or association state authorities cannot control,” wrote Washington Times editorial writer Brett Decker. “Beijing can have soldiers patrol the streets, put spies in pews, have junior Marxists taking notes in the classroom, micromanage newspapers, pick and choose corporate executives and try to censor the Internet, but it’s impossible to control all the people all the time.”

 To see a video of Chinese Christians telling of persecution, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to read about China’s 2011 Lenten crackdown against Christians.
CLICK HERE to read about a 1,000-member church’s persecution by officials.



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Norman,Francis

posted May 19, 2011 at 10:01 am


To the Honorable Peoples Republic of China,The Spirit of God allows all people everywhere to Freedom of Religion and it’s Faithful Buddha,Confucious,Wong Tai Sin,Taiost,Sun Yet Sin,etc…
For what a man sow’s he will also reap!Some of the very early Christian people in China,such as,Sun Yet Sin,was a Doctor,his love for his people and Country never changed,it was the re-newing of his mind!!!!His Heart and Soul Changed,why???I Believe China’s Heart and Soul of It’s People will one day soon be willing to except the re-newing of it’s own Spirit and Faith and Religion will not be such an issue as to fear some sort of faction taking place which in some way might be threatening to it’s soveringty but rather a guiding light,Aluminating it’s Honorability along the way……we pray in Jesus Name,Amen ~~~ + ~~~ “SEMPER FIDELAS”! USA’S MOTTO,”IN GOD WE TRUST”! What is China’s Motto,”Live Free Or Die”?NORM in NH.USA



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Sharon

posted April 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm


Let us pray to the Lord that Bishop Andrew will be recognized as a saintly ambassador to the Chinese people. Let us pray to the Lord that He (the Lord) will create miracles through Bishop Andrew that the Chinese government will not be able to hide from the people. Let us pray to the Lord for the conversion of China.



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fran

posted April 3, 2011 at 10:58 am


To GOD be the glory!! It is still very heartening to know that there are those willing to risk life and all of its entrapments to worship The ALMIGHTY. It is saddening to know man is still pitting himself against himself and destroying the very life GOD made for all of us. Blessings and Peace to the bishop in his Heavenly home. Prayers, love,the guardianship of GOD’s Angels and the grace of the FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT be with those who continue to whorship in all places where the throne of God is at constant war with the forces of evil. I bless all Christians and send heartfelt prayer to those, who are stronger than I am in this free country, who continue to spread the WORD, bring people to the Kingdom of GOD Almighty, spare their fellow man the hardship of not believing, worship The KING OF KINGS, and still pray for my salvation. May the peace, wisdom, and Love of the LORD be with you always now and forever. Amen



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