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Late bishop remembered for formation work


YIBIN (AsiaNews): Bishop John Chen Shizhong, from Yibin in China, died at the age of 96 on December 16 in hospital in his hometown and was buried from his cathedral church on the following day at 8.30am.

A veteran of several years in prison, he was also put to work as a farmer during the Cultural Revolution, but after rehabilitation he resumed relations with the Holy See and became a major force in the formation of priests and sisters.

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