China: Bishop Arrested for 6th Time by Communists

UCANews: A Chinese Catholic bishop who was arrested several times for refusing to cut ties with the Vatican has disappeared again, with media reports claiming he has been “kidnapped” by authorities.

Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Yongjia (Wenzhou) Diocese in Zhejiang province in eastern China was detained by authorities on Oct. 25.

The reason for the detention and the whereabouts of the 58-year-old bishop remain unknown, according to local Catholic sources, who say the faithful in the diocese have been praying for the bishop so that God gives him “confidence and courage.” Report is here.