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A year on from suspicious death

BEIJING (AsiaNews): Over the last month, many people have remembered Father Pedro Yu (also known as Wei) Heping (peace), around the first anniversary of the day his family was informed that his body had been found.

Father Yu’s body was discovered on November 8 last year in a river near the city of Taiyuan in Shanxi. Police have doggedly continued to treat his death as a suspected suicide, but the many people who knew him do not believe this.

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A body that reveals no answers

HONG KONG (SE): A Mass was celebrated on December 30 at Tseung Kwan O parish in Hong Kong for the late Father Wei Heiping, whose body was found on November 8 in the Fen River, a tributary to the Yangtze River that runs through Shanxi province in northern China.

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Priest’s body found in river

HONG KONG (UCAN): The body of Father Pedro Yu Heping, from the unofficial Church community in China, was found in the Fen River, a tributary to the Yellow River, which runs through Shanxi province on November 8.

Father Yu, who was also known as Wei Heping, ran a website that ran afoul of Chinese authorities some time ago. His death is being described as mysterious.

On November 11, police informed his family that his body had been found.

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