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Sisters upset that their congregation was disbanded

Chinese nuns go on hunger strike, seek compensation

Two nuns from southeast Jiangxi province protest against their bishop in front of the entrance of the State Administration of Religious Affairs in Beijing. (Photo supplied)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

June 16, 2017

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Two Chinese nuns have been on a hunger strike since June 12 because they say they have not been properly compensated for the disbanding of their religious congregation.

Sisters Gao Wanjuan and Jiao Jialin of Our Lady of Good Counsel in southeast Jiangxi province launched their hunger strike outside the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) in Beijing after they failed to get help from various government departments since their congregation was disbanded in October 2014.

The nuns accuse Bishop John Baptist Li Suguang of Jiangxi (Nanchang) — who disbanded their congregation — for not providing adequate compensation.

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