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China marks Day of Prayer at Sheshan

SHANGHAI (AsiaNews): Thousands of people descended on the Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan on the outskirts of Shanghai on May 24, the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians, which is also regarded as the feast of Our Lady of Sheshan.

While the shrine has always been a popular place for pilgrimage, it has taken on a new significance since Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the day as the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China in 2007.

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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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