Monday, February 3, 2014

Chinese Block Access to Shrine of Our Lady

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As happens every year, Chinese police surrounded the village of Donglu,
made famous among Catholics by an apparition of Our Lady in the early
twentieth century, the official newspaper South China Morning Post reported.

Police prevented pilgrims from joining with city residents for the celebration in honor of Our Lady.

The forces of repression blocked the highways leading to the city with armed men standing watch day and night.

Even so, the ingenious Chinese Catholics managed to celebrate the feast with a solemn procession in front of the sanctuary.

The City of Donglu, in the diocese of Baoding, Hebei Province, has a
population of 10,000 and is a few hours drive from Beijing. Ninety
percent of the city's residents are Catholic. A Catholic man commented
that "the police deny access to outsiders.”

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Chinese Block Access to Shrine of Our Lady

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