Tensions continue to rise over the Chinese government's control over the Catholic Church in the region.
According to Italian news agency AsiaNews, Catholic bishops have been forced against their will to Beijing to attend an assembly of representatives of Chinese Catholics.
The report said sources say many of the bishops have gone into hiding or declared themselves too ill to attend the meeting.
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