Friday, August 07, 2015

Cross Removals Begin Again in ‘China’s Jerusalem’

The first ordination of a Catholic bishop in China in three years this week might give some the impression that Beijing is trying to get right with God. Believers in the city known as China’s Jerusalem would likely disagree.

In May, authorities in eastern China’s Zhejiang province unveiled rules severely limiting the size and placement of crosses on churches — the codification of a sometimes-violent 2014 campaign that saw crosses torn from more than 300 churches in and around the city of Wenzhou, home to a large Christian community.

The local government now appears to be enforcing the new regulations. Keep reading

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Chinese Christians hold protest on church roof to protect cross
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