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Priest's body found floating on a river in China

By November 17, 2015 8 Comments

Fr Pedro Yu Heping a Popular webmaster in China that owned a popular site that engaged many Chinese Catholics in China. Fr Pedro Yu Heping was found dead floating in the Fen River, a tributary of the Yellow River that flows through Shanxi province on the 8th of November.
Fr Pedro Yu Heping was on the 7th of November expected to be in attendance at a catechetical meeting, but he did not show up. That lead to his enquiries of his where about and search.
On the 6th of November “two nuns accompanied Fr. Pedro Yu Heping to the train station in Taiyuan to take a bus. And that same day various Church members were still able to talk to him over the phone that day” said an interviewed Source.
Earlier that same day of 6th November, one of the nuns got a mobile text that read “bie” in Chinese that is interpreted as “Farewell” said the Source. Many find it very difficult to believe that a dedicated priest like Fr. Pedro Yu Heping would commit suicide.
Many Chinese Catholics conclude that Fr. Pedro Yu Heping’s death is still a mystery that is yet to unfold. Many though still believe the priest was murdered and setted up to look like suicide. But investigations as to what exactly happened to the priest is still on.
Fr Yu was born in Shanxi. He studied at Baoding seminary in Hebei province from 1993 until 1997. He was ordained a priest of Ningxia diocese in 2004.
He furthered his studies at the Pontifical Bolivarian University in Medellin, Colombia, and at the Pontifical University of Salamanca in Spain. After earning master’s degrees in Church social teachings in 2006 and in canon law in 2007, he returned and taught in various seminaries in China.
In recent years, Fr Yu was active in publishing a theological journal and conducting research at several cultural institutes in China. He also brought young Catholics to preach and serve in remote areas
 
 

8 Comments

  • Annie says:

    Really sad.

  • michael says:

    May his soul rest in peace!!

  • Tina says:

    To help others who *do* know….who *also* know.

  • Tina says:

    To help others who *do* know….who *also* know….aka…called to a higher calling.

  • Tina says:

    “‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ ‘No,’ said the priest, ‘not if you did not know.’ ‘Then why,’ asked the Eskimo earnestly, ‘did you tell me?’”
    To help others who *do* know….who *also* know…aka…called to a higher calling.

  • zhao zhang says:

    These days, it is in “P.R.” China very very normal, that many people have “committed Suicide”; especially those whom the Communist Party mislike.
    But most of them would never come to the idea committing suicide, so that they in fact were commited suicide!
    I do believe that a priest of God will never do commit suicide, unless he also “was suicided”! For how die his dead body manage going into the river?!

  • JP says:

    Hey, let’s all relax. You tell them to help free them from the slavery of sin. You tell them so they can enjoy a life free from the bondage of sin. You tell the so they can love a life of Faith and Hope in their own destiny. Most importantly, you tell them because God commanded it in Scripture and it has been cemented in Church practice from the beginning.

    • Marshall says:

      Maybe you should actually do some research or ask a priest or teacher in the Catholic Church who might be able to answer your questions. Posting on a random article and taking out your frustrations on everyone who came here is counterproductive to both you and everyone else here.

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