torsdag 3. april 2014

The bishop who stood up to China

The anticipation was he would be a yes man. Instead, standing before a thousand Catholics and government officials at Saint Ignatius Cathedral, Rev. Ma Daqin spurned the party: It wouldn't be "convenient" for him to remain in the Patriotic Association, he said. Many in the crowd erupted into thunderous applause. People wept. Ma had switched sides - and a crisis was under way. Read more