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China sentences ‘unauthorized’ Christian pastor to 9 years in prison | News

January 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Protestant Christian pastor leading one of China’s largest underground churches has been sentenced to nine …
...and the samething will happen to "unauthorized" Catholic priests next. Great job, Pope Francis.
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The Catholics in China must surely believe the Final Judgment is imminent. I can not fathom, regardless of the novelties ,abuses, sacrilege etcetera that occurs in numerous churches, that you could walk in one day and see in place of the cross of Christ( as some sad NO churches have in place of a crucifix) a giant poster of a politician. Our Lady of Revelation, pray for us.
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Persecution has probably toughened their faith to levels incomprehensible to Western understanding. A similar parallel exists with Japanese Catholics during two centuries of active repression even eclipsing that of China. The Chinese are more insidious. Instead of simply eradicating religion, they plan to "syncretize" each faith into a tool of the state much the way the Russians (i.e. Soviets) …More
Persecution has probably toughened their faith to levels incomprehensible to Western understanding. A similar parallel exists with Japanese Catholics during two centuries of active repression even eclipsing that of China. The Chinese are more insidious. Instead of simply eradicating religion, they plan to "syncretize" each faith into a tool of the state much the way the Russians (i.e. Soviets) have done with the Orthodox Church.
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