Zhang Bairen

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Peter Zhang Bairen (February 14, 1915 - October 12, 2005) was the unofficial Bishop of Hanyang, China.

Chinese authorities did not officially recognize Bishop Peter Zhang; however, he was officially consecrated as a monsignor within the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, by Liu Hede, the unofficial Bishop of Hankou.

Monsignor Zhang spent twenty-four years in prison and labor camps following his continued loyalty to the Pope (1955-1979). In an unusual concession, local authorities permitted Zhang's funeral services to be open to the public.

The funeral took place in October and was attended by both official and unofficial clergy members.


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