.- The Cardinal Kung Foundation is reporting that government agents in China have arrested an underground bishop of the Catholic Church for the eighth time in the city of Zhengding in northern China.
The detention of Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo, 70, by Chinese security forces was denounced by the Cardinal Kung Foundation, which defends the rights of the underground Catholic Church that is faithful to the Pope and the Vatican. The Foundation reported that Bishop Jia was taken away for a “study session.”
The Patriotic Association boasts of four million members. The Cardinal Kung Foundation, on the other hand, maintains that the underground Church loyal to the Vatican consists of nearly 12 million.