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The controversial but much-loved Chinese bishop died at age 74 after suffering a stroke

Underground bishop known for devotion to poor dies

A portrait of deceased retired Bishop Casimir Wang Milu of Tianshui in front of an altar decorated with flowers. (Photo supplied)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

February 17, 2017

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Retired Bishop Casimir Wang Milu of Tianshui in China's northwest suffered a stroke and then contracted pneumonia while in hospital where he died at the age of 74 on Feb. 14.

The underground bishop, whose ordination was not recognized by the Chinese government, had been hospitalized since early January and continued to deteriorate since then. His funeral is scheduled for Feb. 18.

"Bishop Casimir Wang's health was much worse than a normal person of his age due to suffering imprisonment in his early years and his frequent travels to mountainous regions to preach," a source who is close to the bishop's family told ucanews.com.

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