Beaten and tortured by the Chinese Communist soldiers, Father Emilius Ying (b. 1886) collapsed during the Death March and died on September 23, 1947.
A native of the province of Shantung (old form of Shandong), he had always been a rather cantankerous priest, who angered easily, especially against the foreigners, the Western invaders in his beloved China.
When he died in Teng Chia Yu, on September 23, it was said that he died of a broken heart, because it proved too much for him that his very torturers were not foreigners, but his fellow Chinese.
VIVA CRISTO REY! 萬歲耶穌基督國王!