As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

Chinese Catholics leave the Mindong underground Catholic church after attending the Good Friday service in Saiqi in southeast China’s Fujian province March 30 Good Friday celebrations in one Chinese parish had a conspicuous absence: their bishop, who just the day before was whisked away by the government.

As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

Chinese Catholics leave the Mindong underground Catholic church after attending the Good Friday service in Saiqi in southeast China’s Fujian province March 30 Good Friday celebrations in one Chinese parish had a conspicuous absence: their bishop, who just the day before was whisked away by the government.

As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

Priests and their followers perform a procession during a Good Friday service at the Mindong underground Catholic church in Saiqi in southeast China’s Fujian province March 30.

As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

A man stands outside the Hepo underground Catholic church in Jiexi county in south China’s Guangdong province. Good Friday celebrations in one Chinese parish had a conspicuous absence: their bishop, who just the day before was whisked away by the government.
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