Amid intensifying religious suppression in China, even membership in an official church no longer guarantees believers that they can practice their faith.
Rules and regulations prohibiting religious funerary rituals are being adopted across China, as the government promotes “civilized secular” traditions.
Crackdowns continue nationwide against believers of this Christian movement that has been suffering severe persecution ever since it was banned in 1988.
The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Henan and a myriad of Catholic churches across the country have been harassed by the Chinese regime.
In Communist China, where the law is used to abuse power, those with the right connections can get away with murder in broad daylight.
While Buddhist and Taoist temples are being destroyed and closed down every day, places of worship dedicated to China’s Communist Party leaders are thriving.
In the name of resisting “foreign religious infiltration,” the CCP prevents believers from going abroad and having any contact with overseas groups or individuals.
The CCP deploys all possible means to reduce the number of Three-Self churches, forcing congregations to sign handover agreements and manipulating them otherwise.
For the CCP, it’s not enough to replace the Ten Commandments with the president’s portraits and quotations. It is now mandatory for believers to study his work.