Ever since Bishop Fan Xueyan died in 1992, believers have been prevented from paying respects to someone who spent his life resisting religious persecution.
Aiming to stop the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in mainland China, CCP is tightening its grip over any religious activities or expression of traditional culture.
Chinese authorities are confiscating citizen’s passports, making sure that only “politically clean” and patriotic individuals are allowed to go outside the country.
The faith of Chinese Catholics is grounded in the martyrdom of 120 saints who gave their life for Christ and the Church. Now, CCP is systematically removing their statues from the churches.
The CCP is cracking down on Buddhist statues from the source: factories that cast them have become a new target of government’s attacks.
CCP is tightening the purse strings on Three-Self churches by forcing them to deposit their money, i.e., Christians’ tithes, into government-controlled bank accounts.
The authorities have been investigating the religious beliefs of military personnel, and are seeking to ensure that their number is reduced to “zero.”
The Communist Party authorities are “de-extremizing” China by focusing on removing Islam-related symbols.
The Chinese government continues to vilify underground Catholics and house church Protestants, but believers adhere to their faiths in the face of persecution.
With priests under surveillance and churches being closed, faithful in China relied on the app to hear Mass and study the lives of saints. Now believers are totally isolated.