Posts Tagged ‘Shanghai’

Who will be next Bishop of Shanghai?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The death of Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, a key figure in the struggle for control of the Catholic Church in China, has raised the question of who will succeed him as Bishop of Shanghai. Bishop Jin, originally named a bishop by the government-approved Patriotic Association but reconciled with the Holy See in 2005, frequently straddled Read more

Chinese authorities act against Bishop Ma

Friday, December 14th, 2012

In a move described by a Vatican representative as “an abuse of authority”, government authorities backed by the new Chinese leadership have withdrawn their recognition of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, the auxiliary bishop of Shanghai. Bishop Ma has been under house arrest since he publicly resigned from the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association at his ordination Read more

Chinese close Shanghai seminaries in retaliation

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Chinese authorities have closed both Catholic seminaries in Shanghai diocese, apparently in retaliation for newly ordained Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin’s public resignation from the state-sponsored Catholic Patriotic Association. Coadjutor Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, the head of Shanghai’s “open” church, issued a notice to Sheshan Major Seminary and Tailaiqiao Minor Seminary stating classes had been delayed Read more

Bishop Ma of Shanghai reported to be under house arrest

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Catholics in China are dismayed at the apparent house arrest of the newly-ordained Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin after he publicly cut ties with the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association. Local Church sources said Bishop Ma of Shanghai was taken away by several unidentified persons shortly after his ordination last Saturday and is now at a diocesan Read more

Newly ordained Chinese bishop cuts ties with Patriotic Association

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A newly ordained Chinese bishop who had been active in the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association publicly cut ties with the association at his ordination on July 7. “After today’s ordination, I would devote every effort to episcopal ministry. It is inconvenient for me to serve the CPA post any more,” Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin Read more