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Two China dioceses reportedly forced to join patriotic association

HONG KONG (UCAN): The dioceses of Fuzhou and Mindong in Fujian, China were forced to join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA). In Fuzhou some priests were allegedly banned from leaving China, sources said. 
 
When approaching the Diocese of Fuzhou, government officials reportedly said that the Diocese of Mindong had already agreed to fall under its wing.
 

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Bishop Ma chalks up 100 days out of public eye

 

SHANGHAI (AsiaNews): After chalking up 100 days of forced rest and recreation, Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daquin has published segments from his dairy, penned during his virtual confinement at Sheshan Seminary, since he publicly quit his post in the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association when he was ordained a bishop in Shanghai on July 7.

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