August 23, 2012. (Romereports.com)
China's Patriotic Church, which is at odds with the Vatican, has decided that two seminaries in the city of Shanghai will not open their doors in September, as was originally planned. Critics believe the move is a form of retaliation after Monsignor Tadeo Ma Daqin joined forces with Rome, instead of the Patriotic Church.
The Bishop of Shanghai reported that 'because of the current situation, the seminaries will not open in September until further notice.'
The Catholic Church in China is divided between the Patriotic Church, which is controlled by the communist government and the Church that remains loyal to the Vatican.