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CathNews China seeks Catholic Person of 2010

Readers asked to give choice as website celebrates 1st anniversary

Posters feature potential winners of CathNews China’s Chinese Catholic Person of the Year Posters feature potential winners of CathNews China’s Chinese Catholic Person of the Year
  • ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
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  • January 5, 2011
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The Chinese language service of ucanews.com, CathNews China, is asking readers to choose the “Chinese Catholic Person of the Year” to mark the first anniversary of its new website.

The Catholic Church in Greater China went through an eventful year in 2010, such as the souring of China-Vatican relations after an illicit ordination and a controversial Catholic congress, Taiwan archbishop and mainland officials agreeing on the formation of Chinese clergy, and the first Chinese clergyman to hold a senior post in a Holy See congregation.

Cathnews China editors picked 18 high-profile individuals and groups from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, who held significant influence or sparked controversy during the past year.

They include Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Bishop Joseph Li Liangui of Cangzhou (Xianxian) , students and teachers of the Hebei seminary , and Archbishop-elect Savio Hon Tai-fai.

Readers can also nominate their own choices.

The voting period lasts for a week and closes on Jan. 7. Voting forms are available on facebook and blog . The winner is expected to be announced in mid-January.

The Chinese language service of ucanews.com started in 1989. In January 2010, it was renamed CathNews China with a new layout, richer content and faster news updates. It has recorded continuous growth in visitors despite being blocked twice in mainland China.

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