23-05-12

Tourists, not pilgrims, welcome in Sheshan

Tourists,-not-pilgrims,-welcome-in-Sheshan-24820.jpegCatholics from China are "advised" to stay home on the pope's World Day of Prayer. Only Shanghai Catholics can celebrate Mass 24 May. "Security" and changes in the country's leadership are given as the reason. Meanwhile, the China Daily advertises tours to Sheshan to visit the observatory, taste the local cuisine, see protected animal species and stop at local golf courses. Reciting 'Salve Regina' is banned however.

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View photos from my pilgrimage to Sheshan last year here

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