of French Catholic missionary priest teaching catechism in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southeastern Chi-Li, c. 1910.
Note: TCW has been recently studying,
in depth, the True Catholic Church's Apostolic hierarchy/lineage of (currently communist occupied) China. Pope Pius XII decried the bloody persecution of the Chinese Catholic Bishops and their flock, in his extremely important (and last) encyclical, Ad Apostolorum principis [June 29,
1958]. His Holiness blessed and comforted the persecuted Chinese Catholics who remained faithful to the Holy See, with the following:
"Be constant and put your trust in Him according
to the words: "Cast all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you." He sees clearly your anguish and your torments. He particularly finds acceptable the grief of soul and the tears which many of you, bishops and priests, religious and laymen, pour
forth in secret when they behold the efforts of those who are striving to subvert the Christians among you. These tears, these bodily pains and tortures, the blood of the martyrs of past and present – all will bring it about that, through
the powerful intervention of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, Queen of China, the Church in your native land will at long last regain its strength and in a calmer age, happier days will shine upon it."
(Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Ad Apostolorum Principis "Prince
of the Apostles", June 29, 1958)