Churches will be closed or desecrated; priests, religious will be driven out; they will be put to death, and to a cruel death. Many will abandon the faith, and the number of priests and religious who will separate themselves from the true religion will be great; even Bishops will be found among these persons. Our lady of La Salette
en.news Four priests belonging to the Catholic [underground] Diocese of Zhangjiakou (Hebei) were arrested by the police, reports AsiaNews.it (November 5).
They refused to register with the Communist state church called "Patriotic Association". The priests are now subjected to indoctrination and isolation.
In September, Francis signed a secret deal with China which Hong Kong Cardinal Zen called an "incredible betrayal" and a "complete surrender".
In October, the Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines .