Accused of “illegality” or “disturbance,” terrorized and manipulated, numerous house churches are closed down to make them join the official Protestant church.
Regarded by the CCP as its fiercest enemies, the statues of Buddhist deities are being demolished across China under orders from the central government.
Over 100 priests and the Archdiocese’s Apostolic Administrator joined the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association only after fighting for as long as they could.
Don’t expect to see statues of deities in some temples of eastern provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang: CCP directed to cover them up “to block the spread of religion.”
People in need are left to fend for themselves, as orphanages, drug addiction centers, and homeless shelters are suppressed just because the services are provided by the religious.
Pressuring to join the state-approved church, authorities installed surveillance cameras and stationed police officers to intimidate the pastor and believers.
Amid ultimatums and threats to join the Patriotic Church, the Catholics who didn’t do so continue to resist CCP’s goal to take full control of all the dioceses.
A nearly 70-year-old and one of the most influential house churches in Fujian Province ceased to function on May 31; the church’s pastor heavily fined.
The CCP suppresses religious groups that aren’t under its control under the pretext of “cleaning up gang crime and eliminating evil.”