Thursday, February 19, 2009

Evangelical Church Leaders Detained in China

[The Christian Post] 19 Feb 2009--Police raided a private evangelical seminar in central China and detained more than 60 worshippers, with four of them still in custody a week after the roundup, a U.S.-based Christian group said Wednesday.

More than 30 police office broke into the gathering Feb. 11 in Nanyang city in central Henan province, the China Aid Association said in a statement.

China's communist government allows worship only in state-supervised churches, which claim about 11 million members. Christians and clergy in unofficial churches are regularly harassed and detained.

The participants came from four provinces for the event at which two South Korean pastors had been invited to speak, China Aid said.

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