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Torreciudad (Spain) -- A pilgrimage of Chinese faithful

On May 24, a group of Chinese Catholics living in Spain held a Day of Prayer for the Church in China at the Shrine of Torreciudad. By doing so, they were responding to the call of Pope Benedict XVI, who had asked for prayers for the faithful of that huge Asian country. A statue of Our Lady, Empress of China, was carried by students from Hong Kong and presided over the ceremonies. The Rector of the Shrine took part in the procession along with a Chinese priest who has exercised his pastoral work in Salamanca for the past three years. Among those attending were East Asian families from Madrid, Barcelona and Saragossa.

Romana, No. 46, January-June 2008, p. 150.