Beda Chang

Beda Chang, S.J. (Simplified Chinese: 张伯达; Traditional Chinese: 張伯達) (c. 1905 – November 11, 1951) was a Chinese Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. He was tortured to death during a wave of persecution by the communist government. Born as Chang Cheng-Min (or Tsan Cheng-Min, varying sources), Father Beda Chang was a priest and the dean of faculty of arts at Shanghai's Aurora University.[1]

Arrest and execution

Because he refused to renounce his faith and to cooperate with the government in their persecution of the Church, Fr. Chang was arrested, imprisoned, tortured and then died.[1][2] Rev. William Aedan McGrath, in the cell opposite Chang, reported that he saw the priest languishing and vomiting in the cell for two months before he died.[3] Chinese Roman Catholics reacted with mass protests and turned out in great numbers for Father Chang's requiem Mass.[1]

Other Languages
español: Beda Chang
français: Beda Tsang
日本語: 張伯達
norsk: Beda Chang
吴语: 张伯达
中文: 张伯达