Martyr for the Faith

Chinese underground bishop dies in custody

Beijing, Sep. 11, 2007 ( – Bishop Han Dingxiang of the Yong Nian diocese in Hebei province had been in custody for nearly eight years after his most recent arrest, the Cardinal Kung Foundation said. He had been imprisoned on 11 different occasions during his life, spending a total of about 35 years in prison, labor camp, or under house arrest.

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Hat tip: Ian at Aquinas and More, who pulls no punches

More information on the underground Church in China can be found at The Cardinal Kung Foundation and Spero News (which has backstories linked, as well).

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