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Xi Jinping Places Catholic Church in China Under Direct Party Control



This article originally appeared on One Peter Five https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HV_Podcast-2_WB_China-Church-Under-Party-Control.mp3 On March 22, the Chinese Communist Party announced that all “religious affairs” in China would henceforth be supervised by a shadowy Party office called the “United Front Department.” The former government agency responsible for Catholic and other believers–the State Administration of Religious Affairs bureau (SARA)—has been summarily abolished. The reorganization attracted little attention outside of China, but it is certain to have unpleasant repercussions for Chinese believers. I believe that …

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Why the Crackdown? Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China



China’s Communist government has been on an anti-Christian rampage of late, tearing down churches in the coastal city of Wenzhou and elsewhere, arresting underground bishops and home church leaders, and illicitly ordaining pliant priests as Catholic “bishops.” But underneath this escalating campaign of repression—in fact, the reason for it—is a rapidly growing population of Christians. There are now an estimated 100 million plus Christians in the world’s most populous country, with Catholics alone accounting for about …

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