|Hong Kong||CATHOLICS BANNED FROM ENTERING MAINLAND CHINA|
Catholics on church business have been banned from entering mainland China following the Vatican's recent canonisation of 120 Chinese and missionary martyrs, according to a local bishop quoted by the South China Morning Post.|
Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said that Catholics recently applying to teach or preach on the mainland have been turned down without reason, according to the Post.
"Members of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong have received calls from various mainland officials and Church representatives warning them not to visit the mainland," he was quoted as saying. ''Visiting places where the martyrs died is especially discouraged until things cool off."
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|11 Oct 00|