Hong Kong — A Chinese bishop was taken away by authorities however was again house the following day, in keeping with a information report.
The Rome-based missionary information company AsiaNews reported that Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin of Mindong was taken from his house March 26. A supply mentioned authorities didn’t need Guo, 59, to rejoice the chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, March 29, as a result of the Mass with all of the diocese’s monks would spotlight his episcopacy.
Ucanews.com reported on the story from AsiaNews, which mentioned their supply famous that authorities had been extra civilized than on earlier events and had been ready to carry discussions.
According to AsiaNews, Guo acquired a name from his native Administration for Religious Affairs March 26 asking to fulfill him at his workplace.
After talks had been held for not less than two hours, the bishop returned to his house at 7 p.m. to pack his baggage and was take away at 10 p.m. The priest who serves because the bishop’s secretary was additionally taken away.
Last yr, simply earlier than Easter, Guo was additionally taken away and didn’t return till 20 days later, ucanews.com reported. He was unable to rejoice his first chrism Mass and was compelled to take part in a “brainwashing” class.
Guo is the bishop of the underground church of Mindong Diocese. He was accepted by the Vatican however not acknowledged by the Chinese authorities.
It was rumored lately that the Vatican would signal an settlement with China to request Guo to step all the way down to be an auxiliary bishop, giving approach to a bootleg bishop, Bishop Zhan Silu of Mindong. Zhan is acknowledged by the Chinese authorities however not accepted by the Vatican. Sources say Zhan must pledge his allegiance to the Vatican and search forgiveness for his illicit ordination earlier than he might be acknowledged.
Guo promised to step down, saying that “we can only obey the pope’s decision.”