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Swiss authorities want proof of provenance and consent forms signed by the deceased or family members before allowing the exhibition to open. In the past, there have been reports concerning the illegal trade in body parts of executed prisoners for organ transplants.


The ecumenical body has composed a prayer to support the sufferings and persecutions that Christians suffer and to stir our memory. Crosses torn down, churches canceled, forced abjuration, minors unable to attend the ceremonies: this information is not carried by  the West because it is "China's economic slave".

| 13/10/2018

They had escaped from a detention center in Thailand after opening a gap in the wall and using blankets to lower themselves to the ground. Malaysia was only a temporary transit point, before clarifying their status as refugees with the UN High Commissioner (UNHRC) and reaching the Uyghur community in Turkey.


| 13/10/2018

They are the bishops of Xian, Haimen, Zhoucun. The three are part of the Church recognized by the government. They had been ordained with a papal mandate. The two bishops invited to the Synod leave for China on October 15th.

| 12/10/2018

Cross and boundary wall of  Lingkun church torn down. A cross demolished in Zhumadian in Henan. It was "too visible". Re-education of priests in Hubei to reaffirm the Church's "independence" from the Vatican and submission to the Party.

| 11/10/2018
by Wang Zhicheng

People can now be ideologically “re-educated” against "religious extremism" through psychological pressure and torture. At least one million Uyghurs are held in "vocational training centres".

| 10/10/2018
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The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops writes an open letter to the former nuncio to Washington.  In it, he describes the former nuncio’s accusations as a baseless “political manoeuvre”. “I cannot understand how you could have allowed yourself to be convinced of this monstrous accusation which has no standing,” he writes.

| 07/10/2018

Chinese faithful, official and underground communities, express their feelings about the present and the future of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement. Many ask for the publication of the agreement document; others that bishops held  in prison are freed and that the unofficial bishops are recognized by the government. The fear that China will belittle the Vatican. Fidelity to the Pope and to the unity of the Church, but concern for the rise in "collaborator" bishops.

| 24/09/2018
by Bernardo Cervellera

For the optimists the provisional agreement is "historic"; for the pessimists it is the beginning of the total sell out of the Church to the Party. The Pope is involved in naming bishops. But we know nothing of a right of veto. The lifting of excommunications is good, but the faithful expect a public request for forgiveness. China has not asked for a break with Taiwan as a prior condition. Praise for Lithuanian martyrs, amid silence on the Chinese ones.

| 24/09/2018
by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun



| 22/09/2018
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