Chinese bishop freed after seven months in captivity

A Chinese bishop who was removed from his diocese and held by authorities in detention for seven months has been freed, the Vatican said Friday.Last June the Holy See had expressed "grave concern" for Peter Shao Zhumin, saying he was being held in an unknown location and had been missing for some time.His friends said they feared the authorities were trying to force him to switch from the underground church recognised by the Vatican to the state-run Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA).The bishop was released on January 3, Vatican spokesman...

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By: France 24 - Friday, 12 January

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