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China Arrests Mass Attendees

PINGTAN, China, JULY 29, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Chinese government arrested a priest, a seminarian and nine parishioners who had been celebrating Mass in a private home in Pingtan, reported a U.S.-based watchdog group.

Vatican and China to Agree on New Bishop

VATICAN CITY, JULY 28, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Xi’an could have the approval of both the Vatican and the Chinese government.

Brazilian Priest Brutally Murdered

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, JULY 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Diocese of Nova Iguacu buried a young priest, ordained only five years ago, who shot dead by unknown assailants.

Chinese Bishop Jia Released

ZHENG DING, China, JULY 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Bishop Julius Jia Zhi Guo of the underground Catholic Church has been released, after a five-day detention, says a U.S.-based watchdog group.