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2014 March 16 CKF: Bishop Joseph FAN ZhongLiang, S.J., Bishop of Shanghai, has died
March 17 AsisNews: Msgr. Joseph Fan Zhongliang, underground bishop of Shanghai, has died
March 17 AsisNews: Mgr Fan Zhongliang's body taken to a funeral home, not at church
March 17 UCANews: Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang of Shanghai dies at 96
March 17 Vatican Insider: The president of Bishops' Conference of China's 'underground' Catholic community dies
March 18 AsisNews: Bishop Fan Zhongliang: Better broken jade than intact tile
March 18 AsisNews: Authorities in Shanghai allow Masses for the late underground bisho



2013 August 10 AsiaNews:Hebei underground Catholic priest arrested
August 9 News Release:Arrest of An Underground Catholic Priest in Hebei Province and An Appeal to the Chinese Authority to Release Religious Prisoners
May 22 Vatican Insider:Pope calls on Catholics worldwide to pray for Chinese Catholics



2012 July 26 UCA News: Govt punishes Heilongjiang priests
July 21 The Tablet, UK: Challenge to Beijing
July 20 National Review Online: China: Caesar Demanding What Is God's
July 9 UCA News: New Shanghai bishop 'barred from ministry'
July 9 AisaNews: Brave Shanghai auxiliary takes "period of rest" in seminary



2011 January 11 Chinese Government Threatens to Take Over Orphanage for Handicapped Children by Force, if Necessary



2010 July 7 Bishop Jia Zhiguo Has Just Been Released
February 18 Remembering His Late Eminence Ignatius Cardinal Kung Pin-Mei on the Tenth Anniversary of His Death
January 4 Chinese Underground Bishop Yao Dies at 87 (Associated Press)
January 4 Bishop Yao Liang of Xiwanzi, Hebei has died and Three Underground Priests in Xuenhua Have Disappeared



2009 October 19 The Oldest Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport Died



2008 September 19 Bishop Jia Zhiguo, Now Released, But Under 24 Hour Police Surveillance
August 25 Bishop Jia Zhiguo, an Underground Bishop of Zhengding, is Arrested Again by Chinese Authorities
July 13 The Arrest of Two Unofficial (underground) Priests and The Plight of Bishop Jia Zhiguo, and Other Bishops



2007 September 9 The Death of An Underground Bishop in Yong Nian, Hebei, China
August 23 Underground Bishop Jia Zhiguo is Attested Again; Another Priest is Also Arrested
July 28 Four Underground Priests Arrested
June 6 Underground Bishop Jia Zhiguo Is Arrested Again



2006 September 29 Two Underground Roman Catholic Priests Arrested On Their Way Home From Europe
August 25 An Underground Catholic Bishop released after more than 10 years in prison
August 2 Underground Catholic Bishop Yao Liang is Arrested Again in China; Another Priest and Some 90 Catholics are Also Arrested
July 6 Underground Bishop Jia Zhiguo Is Arrested Again
June 29 An Underground Bishop Has Passed Away
February 23 Two Underground Roman Catholic Priests Arrested In Hebei; Bishop Jia Zhiguo Is Still In Detention
January 4 An Underground Roman Catholic Priest Arrested in Hebei; Another Underground Bishop has Disappeared



2005 November 28 Six Underground Roman Catholic Priests Arrested
November 17 Underground Roman Catholic Priest and Ten Seminarians Arrested
November 9 Underground Roman Catholic Bishop Arrested Again in China; Two Underground Priests of the Same Diocese Also Arrested
October 28 AsiaNews: Two Underground Priests Arrested
October 12 Underground Roman Catholic Bishop Peter Chang Died
September 4 Underground Roman Catholic Priest and a Recently Graduated Seminarian Arrested in China
July 28 Underground Roman Catholic Priest and His Parishioners Beaten and Arrested in China
July 4 Underground Roman Catholic Bishop Arrested Again in China
June 5 Release of an Underground Roman Catholic Priest
April 27 Arrest of Seven Underground Roman Catholic Priests
April 3 Arrest of an Underground Roman Catholic Bishop and a Priest; Reflection on the Pope's Passing from the Underground Roman Catholic Church
March 30 Arrest of an Underground Roman Catholic Priest
March 23 Petition to China To Release All the Imprisoned Bishops, Priests, and the Faithful and to Exonerate Their Criminal Charges
January 31 AsiaNews: Unofficial Yantai Bishop Gao Confirmed Dead
January 6 Bishop Jia Zhi Guo Arrested in China



2004 September 12 AsiaNews: Msgr. Gao Kexian, martyred Bishop, killed by five years in prison
September 11 AsiaNews: Holy See calls for Beijing to free detained priests, bishops and seminarians
August 16 Arrest of Eight Underground Roman Catholic Priests and Two Seminarians
May 16 Arrest of Two Young Underground Priests
April 6 Another Arrest of an Underground Roman Catholic Bishop
March 8 Another Arrest of an Underground Roman Catholic Bishop



2003 November 19 Underground Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in China, "Lost" for More than 6 Years, Found Very Ill in Government Detention
October 27 Approximately A Dozen Underground Roman Catholic Priests and Seminarians Were Arrested and Another Church Was Demolished in China
September 5 CHINA 'Underground' Priest Arrested, Detained Bishop Released In Hebei
July 4 More Underground Roman Catholic Priests Are Arrested In China
May 28 China Tightening Its Grip on Catholics
May 7 China Security Officials Use Mother of 'Underground' Priest As 'Bait' To Arrest Him
April 25 Harassment During Easter Season - More Than 20 Seminarians Harassed In Southeastern China
February 11 One More Underground Roman Catholic Priest Is Arrested In China



2002 September 16 Bishop WEI Jingyi Arrested on September 9
July 26 Underground Catholic Priest Sentenced to Three Years in Labor Camp
July 20 31 Catholics, Most of them Youths under 18, arrested in China
March 24 Arrest of Roman Catholic Bishop



2001 May 1 Priest sentenced to 3 years for activity in underground Church
April 22 Arrests of Roman Catholic Bishop, Priests, and Lay Persons in China During Easter Season



2000 September 16 China Crushes Religious Freedom as the U.S. Senate Considers Normalizing Trade Relations
September 1 Mass Arrests of 24 Underground Roman Catholic Religious in China
August 28 Another Arrest of Roman Catholic Priest in China
March 12 Obituary - Ignatius Cardinal Kung Pinmei
February 13 Another Arrest of Roman Catholic Bishop in China
January 23 New Arrests of Roman Catholic Bishop and Priests in China



1999 November 2 New Arrests of Roman Catholic Bishop and Laypersons in China
September 13 New Arrests of Roman Catholic Clergy in China
July 12 ZENIT news agency: The Pope and Cardinal Kung Exchange Greetings
July 12 FIDES news agency: The Pope and Cardinal Gong Pinmei Exchange Greetings
July 11 London Sunday Times: Priest's Murder Jolts Underground Mission
July 5 Catholic Clergy and Laity Arrested, Beaten, and Killed
January 31 Arrest of Underground Priests
January 30 Chinese Government Adopted a Terrorist Policy To Prevent Religious Celebrations
January 28 UCA News: Chinese government's violence and harassment against underground Catholic peasants
January 5 FIDES news agency: Sexual blackmail against underground Roman Catholic priests



1998 October 13 Arrest of Underground Catholic Priests and Laity in Hebei China
June 26 Arrest of an Underground Catholic Bishop in China
June 5 The Chinese Government Confiscated the Passport of the 97 year-old Cardinal Kung, Arrest of Catholic Bishops Continues in China
May 10 An Underground Roman Catholic Bishop Under House Arrest After Release From Jail, Another Underground Priest Is also Released
April 15 Two Underground Catholic Priests Arrested After The Recent Visit of the U. S. Religious Leaders' Delegation to China
February 22 House Confinement of the Underground Roman Catholic Priests in Shanghai
February 20 The Unrelenting Religious Persecution Continues in China



1997 November 6 Bishop Su Zhimin of Baoding, Hebei is still detained by the Chinese Government
October 11 Re-arrest of Bishop Su Zhimin, Underground Catholic Bishop of Baoding, in Hebei Province, China
April 1 Chinese Public Security Agents Ransacked the Home of Another Underground Roman Catholic Priest in Shanghai, and Seized his Religious Goods and Money
March 23 Chinese Public Security Agents Ransacked the Home of the Underground Roman Catholic Coadjutor Bishop of Shanghai, and Seized his Religious Goods and Money
January 10 Document of the Chinese Communist Party details steps to eradicate underground Catholic Church



1996 December 1 Mass arrest of "underground" Roman Catholics in Jiangxi and Hebei provinces.
August 12 Bishop Su Zhimin's appeal to the Chinese Government.
June 17 PERSECUTION of Roman Catholic Church in China EXPLODED. The Chinese Government Cracks Down on the Roman Catholics in Baoding, Hebei.
March 23 It is a crime in China for a Roman Catholic Priest to offer Mass, promote the Roman Pontiff,etc. A Roman Catholic Priest was sentenced to 2 years of reform through labor for these "crimes".
March 31 No Roman Catholic Easter Mass in most parts of China. Arrests of two bishops and a priest.



1995 November 26 Rearrest of a Roman Catholic bishop and release of detenee as reported on November 24, 1995.
November 24 Destruction of a Roman Catholic Church and release of a bishop.
November 3 Release of Bishop Zeng Jingmu, Bishop Han Dingxiang and Father Chi Huitian.
October 9 Arrest of a Roman Catholic Bishop in China and a review of recent arrests of Roman Catholics there.
September 15 Arrest of a Roman Catholic Bishop in China.
September 11 Continuous arrests of Roman Catholics in Jianxi
August 17 Arrest and torture of a Roman Catholic in Handan county, Heipei
July 21 Is this a miracle? Supernatural celestial phenomenon in the sky over China as witnessed by 30,000 Roman Catholics.
July 19 A follow up of the mass arrest of Roman Catholics in Jiangxi Province in China.
May 1 A follow up of the mass arrest of Roman Catholics in Jiangxi Province in China.
April 28 Arrest of another Roman Catholic priest by the Chinese Government during the Holy Easter season.
April 26 Renewed mass arrest of Roman Catholics in Jiangxi Province by the Government of People's Republic of China.
January 17 Arrests of Roman Catholic priest and seminarian in Jiangxi Province by the Government of People's Republic of China.



1994 December 29 Release of Bishop Zeng Jingmu
November 30 Arrests, harassment, and beatings of Roman Catholics in Jiangxi
November 29 Arrests of priests
November 22 Rearrest of a priest
October 19 Release of a priest
August 29 A review of the status of many arrested priests
August 3 Follow up of previous arrests
June 3 Arrest of a priests
May 31 Release of a priest
May 25 Arrest of a priest
May 6 Arrest of a bishop and three priests