Lo spirito di Assisi

Priests detained in Hebei?

8 novembre 2018

Some of the reports emerging abroad about the situation in Hebei province, Northern China, where two priests have been reportedly detained are not accurate. We don’t see signs of a country wide push for repression or persecution against Catholics in China. We do see problems emerging in some places for many specific reasons. There is a lot of tension in that area in Hebei also because of historical frictions between parts of the Catholic community and the local government.