China Releases Bishop Jia After Detention

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 26, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Catholic Bishop Jia Zhiguo, of the underground Church in China, was released after three days of detention, the bishop announced.

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The news was confirmed today by Vatican Radio, which added that Chinese police have asked the bishop not to celebrate Mass publicly.

Bishop Jia, 67, of the Diocese of Zhengdiing, Hebei, was arrested Thursday and released Saturday. He has been arrested several times in recent years.

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