What could the
from a man who preached peace, defended human
dignity, who was loyal to his faith – a man whose
one delight was to paint beautiful Chinese flowers?
But thanks to Bishop John Han Dingxiang remaining true to his beliefs through cruel persecution, the torch of faith is now being passed on to a new generation of Chinese Catholics who are turning to Christ as never before.
One of the faithful we spoke to said: “We are so tired of these difficulties.”
Then, with a smile, he quickly added: “But the sufferings of this time are as nothing compared to the glory of God.”
Bishop Han is just one of many such clergy and faithful incarcerated for their beliefs in a
As one priest said: “The best thing you can do is to pray.
“Please pray that we won’t lose faith,
that we won’t give up trusting in God.”