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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:45 PM

 

Beijing workshop 'educates' Catholic clergy

21/06/2016
14:59

About 150 Catholic bishops, priests, nuns and lay leaders are attending a five day workshop from June 20-24, in Beijing conducted by the Chinese central government.

The Chinese central government has begun a five-day workshop run by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) at a training center in Beijing, which has forced a seminar to commemorate the birth centenary of the late Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian of Shanghai to be postponed.

With five members picked from each province, about 150 Catholic bishops, priests, nuns and lay leaders are attending the SARA workshop that runs from June 20-24, according to those attending the workshop. They are there to learn the "spirit" of the National Conference of Religious Work held in April.

China observers believe the workshop is a further sign of the party inserting itself into church's affairs after the National Conference of Religious Work's and the SARA's response to an inspection by the party's anti-corruption watchdog, which criticized the administrative body's loose control on national religious groups.

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/06/21/beijing_workshop_educates_catholic_clergy/1238869

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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:09 AM

1. Is this the official Catholic church or the CPCA?

 

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:26 PM

2. I don't think the government recognizes the RC Church.

 

Anyone who has not aligned with the CPCA and attends this wuld be facing prosecution for belonging to an illegal church, imo.

But the article is unclear.

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