Sunday, October 6, 2002

Government-approved Catholicism is flourishing in China; but the underground Church is suffering even more

"Even as this kind of money is coming in, the persecution of underground Catholics is ongoing and getting worse — all 50 of the underground bishops are now under arrest, under surveillance or on the run," said Joseph Kung, head of the Cardinal Kung Foundation. "You are either a good Catholic or not quite a good Catholic, like the people in the `patriotic' church."

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