Report: China Detains Bishop Again – The News Tribune

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An elderly bishop in China’s underground has been detained again by police, nine months after his release from their custody, a U.S.-based monitoring group said Thursday.

Bishop Jia Zhiguo, 73, was taken away Tuesday by security agents in the northern city of Zhengding , the Cardinal Kung Foundation said in a statement. It was not immediately clear why Jia was detained or where he was being held, the group said.

Jia was last released in September 2006 after being held for 10 months by local authorities. The reason was never made public but religious groups say Jia has been repeatedly detained over his refusal to affiliate himself with the Communist Party-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association . [Full Text]

June 7, 2007 11:22 AM
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