Although Catholics who refuse to join the Patriotic Church bear the brunt of persecution, state-run venues are also increasingly abused.
Throughout the northern province of Hebei, local authorities continue crackdowns on Buddhist venues, not even sparing protected cultural heritage.
The popular bishop was taken away by authorities on August 10. He has been harassed for months to close an orphanage for disabled children he runs for 30 years.
China’s folk religion venues, an integral part of rural life for generations, suffer severe crackdowns, as the communist regime aims to eradicate all religions.
The Chinese government continues stepping up efforts to suppress religions by demolishing places of worship.
With restrictions imposed by the new law on religion in China, many private orphanages across the country were closed, depriving children of love and care.
While sacrificing their lives to treat the victims of the deadly virus, China’s doctors and nurses were pressed to play along with the government’s propaganda.
Using propaganda and monetary rewards, police and teachers join forces to make schoolchildren report on people of faith.
To disseminate fear among people of faith, measures promoting snitching and offering considerable amounts of money for informers are expanded throughout China.