Religion: Tang Goes

China ousts a bishop

Bishop Dominic Tang was the pivotal man in the Vatican's hopes for a diplomatic bridgehead in Communist China. The government not only freed him from prison last year but recognized him as head of the Canton diocese. Tang later went to Rome, and Pope John Paul II named him permanent Archbishop of Canton. But Archbishop Tang had barely reached Hong Kong before Peking stripped him of office. China Daily complained that in receiving a papal appointment, Tang had violated the independence and dignity of the autonomous Chinese church....

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