A Chinese bishop from the banned Church of China taken into custody with his vicar general as part of a long-running government crackdown on priests who are not aligned with the official clergy sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party.

The Chinese government has been actively pursuing a campaign that removes or imprisons priests who are affiliated with an underground branch of the Catholic Church in China’s northern Hebei province.

Bishop Augustine Cui Tai of Xuanhua is believed to have b...


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