A Catholic and resident of Tianjin, the soldier spent a month in solitary confinement. Later, he was disqualified from serving in the army.
Catholicism in china
Churches that had been demolished due to their dilapidated state cannot be rebuilt now due to ongoing religious persecution in China.
Across China, government-approved and underground Catholic churches are being shut down arbitrarily and believers arrested.
Chinese academics claim that the Vatican-China Agreement follows the “Vietnamese model.” However, they misinterpret it.
In Fujian, authorities have been shutting down churches and forcing Catholics to go underground.
Travels abroad for priests in China are restricted, and their movements are monitored via cellphones and surveillance cameras.
Bitter Winter accessed a video that shows the destruction of an altar of a Catholic church in Fujian’s Fuzhou city.
The long-awaited memories of Father Quirino De Ascaniis, a Catholic missionary to China who died in 2009 at age 100, warns against claims by CCP that Chinese enjoys “religious liberty” and offers new insights on the persecution of Catholics in China.
Authorities detained and continue to monitor a bishop who traveled abroad for religious purposes.
The authorities illegally closed a Catholic establishment two years prior to its lease expiration.