Vatican City, Italy.
The pope said today that he was carrying Chinese Christians “in his heart,” a day after the Catholic Agency revealed that the authorities in that country were the bishop of Xiangxiang (China) province, Zhang Weizhu and seven priests and ten seminars.
“I invite you to come with prayers in the depths of my heart with the prayers of our dear brothers and sisters who are Christians in China,” he said at the end of Ara Koli’s prayer, recalling that the festival will be celebrated in that country tomorrow. Blessed Virgin Mary.
“May the Holy Spirit, the protagonist of the Church’s mission in the world, guide and help you to be bearers of the gospel, witnesses of charity and builders, and righteousness and peace in the motherland,” said St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
63-year-old Monsignor Zhang Weiju, teachers and students were arrested at a factory owned by Hebei Catholics, all of whom used it as a seminary.
Last Thursday, “at least 100 policemen from Hebei province – from Congo, Heijian and Shahekyo – surrounded a building used as a diocesan seminary in Shahekyo (Hebei)” and several agents entered and arrested the priest, four of whom were professors, Karthiyanus. .
The Xinjiang Apostolic Province, which has about 100,000 believers, is not recognized by the Chinese government, so all activities of priests, seminars and believers are considered “illegal.” Since the signing of the Interim Agreement between the audience, China and the Holy See, persecution against Catholics has increased, and Asinevs promises that the treaty has been “betrayed” to many believers.