Wenzhou, China, Nov 16, 2018 / 17:01 pm
A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing "isolation and indoctrination."
This is Peter Shao Zhumin's fifth arrest in just two years as a bishop. Chinese police have recently been detaining priests loyal to the underground Catholic Church nationwide.
Pope Francis appointed Shao Bishop of Wenzhou in September 2016. Shao had previously endured an 11-month detention beginning in September 2006, after he and another priest returned from a pilgrimage to Europe and were charged with "illegal exit."
He was detained again during April 2017, ostensibly was to prevent him from celebrating the Triduum and Easter liturgies, which would have been his first time as head of the diocese.