Accused of counterrevolutionary activities, Father Zhongliang "Joseph" Fan was first arrested in 1955, along with then-Bishop Pinmei "Ignatius" Kung and other Shanghainese Catholics, for remaining faithful to the Pope and to Christ.
Sentenced to laogai and shipped to slave labor death camps in Qinghai, Father Fan survived and was released as a post-prisoner detained employee, in 1978.
When Bishop Kung was released from Tilanqiao, in 1985, he was still under severe house arrest and was unable to fulfill his duties as Shepherd to his Flock.
So, on February 27, 1985, Father Fan was consecrated a coadjutor bishop of Shanghai, to assist Bishop Kung, who had ordained him into the priesthood, on May 31, 1951.
From the time the Chinese Communists took power, in 1949, until Bishop Fan's death, on March 16, 2014, when the Underground Catholic Church honored him with an "illegal" funeral, the regime and their henchmen hounded the priest, who forever remained faithful to Pope and to Christ.
VIVA CRISTO REY! 萬歲耶穌基督國王!