Sunday, August 27, 2006
Aug. 26 (CWNews.com) - A bishop of China's underground Catholic Church has been released after more than 10 years in prison, the US-based Cardinal Kung Foundation reports.
Bishop An Shuxin, an auxiliary of the Baoding diocese in Hebei province, was set free on August 24. He had been arrested in May 1996, in a government raid on the Baoding seminary, where he was rector. Since that time his whereabouts had been unknown.
Perhaps another sign of the growing legality of Catholicism in the Middle Kindgom?
I'm rather amazed that, according to the article, there are still six bishops MIA in China. Truly a land of martyrs.