Wednesday, May 14, 2008

After earthquake, will Chinese Communists open access for Catholic pilgrims?

International Herald Tribune

China moves to limit access to Catholic shrine in Shanghai

The Associated Press

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SHANGHAI, China: Chinese authorities are trying to limit access to a Catholic shrine in Shanghai during pilgrimages next month, in an apparent sign of anxiety over large religious gatherings.

While such restrictions are common, this year's May pilgrimage to Sheshan's Marian shrine is considered especially significant and the crowds are expected to be much larger than usual.

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