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Newly ordained bishop goes missing in Shanghai

10 July 2012 Last updated at 17:29 BST

A newly ordained bishop is reportedly being held after announcing he was quitting the body that oversees China's state-sanctioned Catholic Church.

Rumours suggest Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin has been taken to the Sheshan Seminary, the old church on the outskirts of Shanghai, where he trained to be a priest.

John Sudworth reports.

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