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China celebrates Lent with new crackdown on Christians

The Chinese government has begun its annual observation of Lent – what has become a yearly wave of repression against Christians.
“Like clockwork,” notes Brett M. Decker, editorial page editor of The Washington Times,
“China’s communist government ramped up its persecution of the country’s Catholics. Every holy season, Beijing and local cadres bulldoze churches and round up believers to remind Christians that there are severe consequences to faith in the officially atheist People’s Republic.


 Christian holidays, wrote Decker in an editorial, “is a particularly popular time to arrest priests. For millions of suffering Chinese trying to worship freely, martyrdom at the hands of the state isn’t a relic of past ages; it’s a fact of everyday life.”

To see a video of Chinese Christians telling of persecution, CLICK HERE.
To read about China blocking attendance to a local bishop’s funeral, CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to read about a 1,000-member church’s persecution by officials.

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Rita Manea

posted April 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

I think it is a sign that Christianity is still alive somewhere when we hear of believers enduring persecution. Dogs will not bark for nothing and will not go after dead bodies. So the promise of Jesus still stands true that : I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Even if we have complacency and apostasy running rampant in the Western affluent world, somebody is still willing to give his/her life for the Gospel. It may sound mean, but actually the fact that the Bible is still a best seller, that Israel still exists and true Christians are able to endure persecution are all signs to me God exists and His Word is true and eternal.

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posted April 1, 2011 at 7:25 am

China already gets low marks for persecuting non – Chinese ethnic groups within their boundaries, & of course annexing Tibet as a province & persecuting Tibetans, I guess they figure violating the rights of Christians won’t stick out particularly.

I wonder if the Holy See or any other governing ( ? ) Christian organization has said anything ?

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