The Catholic Henan Regional Seminary is an essential part of the province’s religious and cultural heritage; authorities recently forcibly demolished the entrance to the seminary.
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The bishop of Zhengding of the underground Catholic Church has been in and out of detention since 1989, and is still kept under strict surveillance.
At the beginning of the 17th century, one of the most important controversies in the history of Chinese Christianity developed in the Catholic Church, one whose consequences are still felt today. Jesuit missionaries proposed a new style of evangelization in China. They claimed that new converts to Catholicism should be allowed to keep participating in […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 11, 2018 Bitter Winter has learned that the Chinese Communist Party police shut down an “underground” Catholic church in Zhengzhou as part of an effort to enforce the new Chinese regulations on religion. From April 1 to 21, the police raided this church a dozen times hoping to […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 6, 2018 Recently, the Chinese government has divided local “grassroots” communities into a grid pattern, with each grid made up of 15 to 20 households, which are monitored by a designated person called the “grid administrator.” These persons must fully familiarize themselves with the residents of their grid […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 The Regulations on Religious Affairs, revised at the 176th Executive Meeting of the State Council on June 14, 2017, became effective as of February 1, 2018. It states inter alia that it is forbidden to hold any religious activities involving minors.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: May 1, 2018 Since early this year, the Chinese Communist government has strengthened surveillance and control of Christianity in mainland China. Recently, Bitter Winter learned that surveillance cameras have been installed in Christian churches in Zhejiang. In Beijing as well, surveillance cameras have been forcibly installed in the meeting […]
Source: AsiaNews Date: May 1, 2018 “The Catholic Church in the province of Henan, in central China, is violently persecuted,” according to reports received from the Vatican-connected Catholic wire agency AsiaNews. The Catholic agency reported that the plaque and the tomb of Mgr. Li Hongye (1920–2011), the former bishop of Luoyang for
Father Bernardo Cervellera is the editor of AsiaNews, the official press agency of the Roman Catholic Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME). A former professor of History of Western Civilization at Peking University (Beida), he is widely regarded as the leading Catholic expert on China.