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Chinese Seminarians Hunger Strike to Protest Communist Control of their Seminary
The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/08/2010 | Tancred

Posted on 12/10/2010 11:46:09 AM PST by 0beron

Editor: This article appeared about two weeks ago, this situation is still ongoing, will check for more information and join these brave souls in their resistance to Communism.

(Peking)All 100 Seminarians of the seminary in the Chinese province of Hebei are protesting against the Official of the State Commission for Ethnic and Religious Affairs in the Province. For 19 Days the Priests are in a hunger strike with which they are protesting the appointment of a Communist to the Vice Regency of the Seminary. The Seminarians fear that the Communist regime is going to interfere with the religious education and spiritual values by subordinating and making it docile to outside political influence.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010/12/china-communist-named-to-vice-regent.html

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: china; communism; oppression; patrioticchurch

1 posted on 12/10/2010 11:46:16 AM PST by 0beron
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To: 0beron

I am not Catholic, but my recently deceased friend, Fr. John Lawlor was teaching at a seminary in China when the Korean War broke out in 1950
His Seminarians were ordered at gun-point to join the Chinese army and Fr. Lawlor was jailed for the duration of the war.
He did not think any of his students would have survived as “they were men of God, and knew nothing of soldiering” according to Father Lawlor.
May that good man rest in peace.


2 posted on 12/10/2010 1:07:14 PM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: ruesrose

Thank you for sharing that story, and welcome to Free Republic.


3 posted on 12/10/2010 1:16:35 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: ruesrose

I cry for those Seminarians and missionaries who sacrificed their lives for justice and freedom in China. I wish Chinese people would know all these stories, appreciate all these sacrifices, and also follow the steps so as to make themselves worthwhile to save.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 8:31:51 PM PST by mulan (Molon Labe,)
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