The story of Ignatius Cardinal Pin-Mei Kung is the story of a hero – a man who refused to renounce God and His church, through 30 years of solitary imprisonment; a man who inspired his countrymen to preserve the Roman Catholic faith under persecution in a communist country.

The underground church is in its 70th year of persecution under the current communist government.  Since the signing of the Provisional Vatican-China Agreement, the persecution has intensified in order to force the underground bishop and priests to join, pledge obedience and promote the independent Patriotic Association.  Pope Francis has recognized ALL the Patriotic Bishops, but Pope Francis was not able to obtain permit for the Roman Catholic clergy to carry out their ministry.  Pope wanted 'unity' in the Catholic Church in China even if this meant uniting under the independent Patriotic church.  To remain faithful to Christ gospel, the underground bishops and clergy remain faithful.  They accepted harassment, arrest, brain washing, significant fines, churches and seminaries raided.  Vatican did not raise its objection against such atrocities.  Clergy offer Masses and sacraments to the faithful at great personal risk and accepted serious poverties.  
Your donation will assist the underground church in providing advance training for clergy, nuns,  seminaries, and the diocese apostolic projects.   

We are a non profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Codes. All donations are tax deductible in the United States to the fullest extent of the law. We welcome your inquiry by email to cardinalkungfdn@gmail.com or at 203-329-9712.

You may make a single donation or set up recurring donations by selecting the options below. You can contact us at anytime to cancel a scheduled recurring donation.



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Where it is needed most. This flexibility help us to meet the unexpected needs when its underground dioceses and facilities are constantly under attack by the government.
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Cardinal Ignatius Kung in obedience to the Pope, accepted the ordination to Bishop after the persecution has started in China. As a good shepherd, he chose to remain faithful to his flock. He became one of the longest prisoners of conscience in the world suffered 32 years of imprisonment with long periods of isolation. He was deprived of all normal prisoner's rights. He inspired thousands in china to remain faithful accepting martyrdom, imprisonment and labor camps. He trained hundreds of Catechists to pass down the faith to future generations. Opening the cause of Cardinal Kung will be a strong affirmation to the sacrifice of the underground church whose suffering continues into the 70th years.
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Pope Francis declared that he is now the head of all Catholics in China. He failed to obtain the government work Permit for the Roman Catholic bishops/clergy. The Pope's bishops/clergy must continue to carry out their ministry underground and carry an illegal status. The Vatican's directive said that it is all right to join the independent Patriotic church and promise total obedience in order to get a permit to practice their ministry. Underground dioceses chose to remain true to the gospel and refused to join an independent church, The renewal of the Vatican-China agreement in October 2020 brought increased persecution. Seminaries, convents and churches have been raided and closed. Clergy and bishops were arrested and given heavy fine for offering Masses, visiting the dying and praying at funerals. Following the Vatican policy, major religious orders give active support and donations to the Patriotic bishops. The underground church feels abandoned by the universal church. Your charity is critical to sustain the underground diocese.
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Even under the most difficult situation, the underground Church is blessed with many vocations. We support seminarians, priests & nuns in China as well as in overseas seminaries. Many are pursuing advanced degrees. Many graduates had already returned to serve the underground dioceses in China.
Your donation will significantly affect the future of the Roman Catholic Church in China.
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This "illegal" orphanage is supervises by an underground bishop. It has about 90 disabled orphans cared for by 30 dedicated nuns. Your donation is specially important during the COVID-19 period when food price has double. Donations will directly benefit these orphans. http://www.cardinalkungfoundation.org/press/110111.htm
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F. Support a Nun Program:

Sponsor the training and living expenses of 1 Novice, Postulant or a sister in China at $100 for a 6-mos. sponsor period. In appreciation of your support, that convent will remember in their daily community prayers your intentions.

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If you intend to continue after this 6 month period, please choose Recurring Frequency: Twice yearly. You credit card will be charged again 6 month from today to continue your sponsorship.

You can email us at cardinalkungfdn@gmail.com or call 203-329-9712 to cancel a recurring donation at anytime.

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G. Mass Request:

Each Mass will be offered by an underground clergy specifically for the intention you named below. It is a most precious gift for any occasions: birthday, illness, death or conversion. The stipends support the underground clergy and his pastoral activities.

Since the signing of the Vatican-China Provisional Agreement in October, 2018, renewed in October 22, 2020, the government has intensified its persecution on the underground church, destroyed most prayer rooms and carried out frequent arrests and indoctrination of the underground bishops and clergy. We CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT 30-day Gregorian Masses or the 9-day Novena Masses as we cannot guarantee that these Masses will not be interrupted by arrests and interrogations.  WE WILL BE PLEASED TO  ACCEPT SINGLE MASSES. 

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Gregorian Mass - A 30 consecutive days of Masses for ONE deceased person.

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H. Devotional Items:

If you are a priest, a parish or an association and need to order larger quantity, please email cardinalkungfdn@gmail.com with your name, name of parish and phone number, we will call you with the information. 

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Meditation on the Passion of Christ should not be just for Lent. Cardinal Kung wrote this meditation after spending 30 years in prison and while he was under house arrest. The insightful and practical thoughts of this holy man inspire us to look deeper into our own lives. The pictures of the stations are courtesy of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford CT.
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