Abr. 4, 1999: CubDest Mailing List

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Abr. 6, 1999: Información News Agency

Cuban & Chinese Exiles urge:

Set free Bishops Fan, Su & An!!


From: CubDest Servicio de Difusión

Dear Cuban friends in Exile,

An urgent SOS has arrived from Catholic Chinese Exiles!

CubDest strongly recommends to add your voice to this pathetic appeal. Letís make it a Cuban-Chinese joint initiative!

Last March it was the 2nd. anniversary of the kidnapping & disappearance of Bishop Joseph Fan, in Communist China.

Next Tuesday, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji will arrive to the United States, and on Thursday he will meet President Clinton.

Itís an outstanding opportunity to claim for an urgent and immediate Bishop Fan release!

Monsignor Joseph Fan Zhong Liang, 80, Jesuit priest, is Auxiliary Bishop of Shangai. Since 1955 he has spent 20 years in labor camps.

Monsignor Fan was consecrated Bishop in 1985 and administers 3 dioceses in Cardinal Kungís absence (Cardinal Kung is in exile, in Connecticut). In March 1997, the Communist Public Security Bureau arrested him and since then Bishop Fan has been held incommunicado. We have not had any word on him since then (source: International Campaign to Free Bishop Joseph Fan).

We should also claim for the release of two other Chinese Catholic Bishops, Monsignor Su & Mons. An!

Monsignor Su, 67, Bishop of Baoding, since 1956 spent 19 years in prison, was arrested again in 1997 and nobody knows he is whereabouts (source: Fides Vatican Agency).

Monsignor An, Auxiliary Bishop of Baoding, arrested in 1996, is still arrested (source: idem).

Send your personal message expressing your concern and outrage, as the one that follows:

"We urge for the immediate release of Bishops Fan, Su & An, imprisoned in Communist China, and of other Catholic Bishops, priests and laity! We are shocked by those blatant violations of God and human rights!!"

Click in the following link, containing the e-mails of President Clinton; Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Permanent Representative of the Peopleís Republic of China to the United Nations; Embassy of the Peopleís Republic of China in the US; John Pomfret, Foreign staff writer/China, The Washington Post; The Washington Times; The Associated Press and the US Catholic Bishopsí Conference



There are 10 e-mail addrresses, please verify that your message includes all of them. Any problem with the link, please, write us!

Sincerely yours,

CubDest Servicio de Difusión