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Museum glorifies a hanging judge

BEIJING (AsiaNews): Village authorities in Dingan, Guangxi, plan to celebrate the expulsion of foreign Catholics from their area in 1856 with a museum celebrating the role played by a magistrate from the Qing era, Zhang Mingfeng, in sentencing a priest from the Paris Foreign Mission Society, St. Auguste Chapdelaine, to death.

The opening of the museum includes a poetry contest and the new facility boasts a six metre-tall bronze mural showing the condemned priest confined in a cage.

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