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Priest still missing despite China-Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Liu Honggeng, of the unofficial Church in the Diocese of Baoding in Hebei province, northern China, remains missing after being taken away by authorities three years ago.
 
His family wonders why the Vatican did not ask the Chinese government to release detained underground clerics before signing the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement.
 

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Zhejiang priest still missing

Hong Kong (UCAN): Father Lu Danhua remains unaccounted for eight months after he was taken away from the dormitory of Qingtian Catholic Church in Zhejiang province, by personnel from Qingtian Religious Affairs Bureau. 
 
When he was detained on 29 December 2017, bureau personnel said they just wanted a brief chat and later said the priest had been taken to Wenzhou to study new religious regulations and return after legal registration.
 

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Priest goes missing in Zhejiang

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Lu Danhua from the diocese of Lishui in eastern Zhejiang province has been missing since government officials from State Administration for Religious Affairs took him away from a priests’ dormitory on December 29.
 
A witness to the incident said that the officials claimed Father Lu was only going for a brief chat.
 
He is the only priest of Lishui and was ordained by for the diocese by Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from the unofficial Church in Wenzhou, on 14 December 2016. 

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