Posted by: becketfund | November 27, 2007

China: Clergy Arrested Following Diocesan Meeting

AsiaNews reports that Fr. Zeng Zhongliang, the rector of the Catholic seminary for the Yujiang diocese in Jiangxi, was arrested by Chinese authorities during a visit to Guangdong province, where he had organized a meeting for clergy of the diocese. Authorities arrested Fr. Zeng and a seminarian, Wang Bin, both of whom are curently in prison in Yujiang, after confirming the diocesan meeting had taken place. Fr. Zeng had traveled to Guangdong in place of the local bishop, Msgr. Thomas Zeng Jingmu, who is currently under house arrest and could not travel.

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