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China Reportedly Arrests Catholic Priests Loyal to Pope

August 18, 2004

Benjamin Sand

"A U.S.-based Christian rights group says China has detained eight Catholic priests who are loyal to the Vatican.
The U.S.-based Cardinal Kung Foundation says Chinese police swept through a small village in Hebei Province last week looking for priests who support the pope..."

"...Nicolas Becquelin of Human Rights in China says Beijing refuses to allow independent religious organizations to operate on the Mainland..."

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