China’s Christian Crack-Down

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Women worship at a state-sanctioned Catholic church in Sichuan (file image)

A recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity.
Among those arrested are a prominent pastor and his wife, of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan. Both have been charged with state subversion.
And on Saturday morning, dozens of police raided a children’s Bible class at Rongguili Church in Guangzhou.
One Christian in Chengdu told the BBC: “I’m lucky they haven’t found me yet.”
China is officially atheist, though says it allows religious freedom. -BBC

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