Bring the remains of Bishop Stefano Li Side, to St Peter’s in Rome to view, as Martyr “Servant of God”
IANJIN, China, June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A heroic bishop of the underground Catholic Church in China has died under house arrest and will not be permitted a Catholic burial.
Asia News reported that Bishop Stefano Li Side, the legitimate ordinary of Tianjin, died June 8 after a long illness. He was 92 and had been living under house arrest since 1992. Because Li never joined the schismatic so-called Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, the state-backed religious authorities will not permit his body to be buried in a Catholic cemetery.
No sooner was the ink dry on our Catholic agreement, Chinese Xi began dismantling the faithful Church. Do you want to save the a billion souls in China? I believe you do! That is why you made the deal with the devil ( masonic- Communist) President “for Life” XI, Master of his Country. What is required now is unity, is trust, and a new impetus: to have good pastors, recognized by the Successor of Peter (Pope Francis) and by the legitimate civil authorities,” said Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Just one little indulgence, show of good faith?
Mr Xi, began reneging on his deal with the Church ( Jesus). As Peter, please take charge and give this man a proper burial. This faithful servant, suffered the communist persecutions, prison and arrest. “Before, during and after the Cultural Revolution, he was severely punished for his faith,” Mulroney said.
Papa Francis: BE NOT SILENT. The church in China, needs you. Change your schedule, if necessary.
I read. ” “Pope Francis hopes that, with these decisions, a new process may begin that will allow the wounds of the past to be overcome, leading to the full communion of all Chinese Catholics,” a Vatican statement said.
“The Vatican believes that the recent agreement with Beijing will grant the Church the space and official toleration it requires to serve the faithful in China,” Mulroney observed. “Beijing wants a Church staffed by dutiful bureaucrats, not saints and martyrs,” he concluded
It is time to find out if this is true.. Honor this man, who gave his life for the Church, and his POPE. CHRIST VICTORIOUS!
More on his life for Jesus:
“They seemed almost more afraid of him in death than they were in life,” he continued.
“Perhaps, given that Bishop Stefano Li suffered a dry martyrdom for over 50 years and is now a saint in heaven, they should be.”
AsiaNews related that Li was born on October 3, 1927, to a large Catholic family and in 1955 was ordained a priest of the Tianjin diocese.
A lifetime of state persecution soon followed.
“Following Mao Zedong’s seizure of power and the launch of the Patriotic Association, to control the Church and create an ‘independent’ community, he was arrested in 1958,” AsiaNews related.
“Released on 16 February 1962, he returned to service in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Tianjin, but was again arrested and imprisoned in 1963 until 1980, sentenced to forced labor camps.”
After his return to the Tianjin Cathedral, Li was secretly ordained the bishop of the diocese. The Chinese authorities did not recognize his episcopal status, and he was imprisoned again in 1989 after taking part in an assembly of the Chinese Bishops’ Conference. Li was released in 1991 and returned to his cathedral, only to be placed under house arrest in 1992 and sent to the small mountain village where he lived out the remainder of his days.
AsiaNews reported that most of the “official” priests in the diocese were loyal to Li, and that Tianjin also has an auxiliary bishop under house arrest in the mountains, the 92-year-old Melchiorre Shi Hongzhen.
“The Diocese of Tianjin has about 100,000 faithful, cared for by 40 official and 20 underground priests. Over 40 official and 20 underground sisters are also present,” its report concluded.