Bishops supported the Catholics of China

18. 08. 2017 Section: Foreign
The Czech Bishops' Conference has supported an initiative for the release and to get current information in the case of Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin; at the same time, the Czech bishops appreciated the efforts of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun aimed at improvement of the situation of the Chinese Catholics. Full text of the appeal is given below.

 Appeal of the Czech Bishops’ Conference to Support Bishop Shao Zhumin and Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun

We, members of the Czech Bishops’ Conference, support the international efforts of the Church and the society for the release and to get current information in the case of Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin.

At the same time, we encourage the citizens of Hong Kong in their efforts to have preserved their civil, political and religious freedom.

And we also support the efforts of the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, aimed at improvement of the situation of the Chinese Catholics.

Velehrad, July 6th, 2017

Bishops of the dioceses in the Czech Republic

Author: František Jemelka