Over the past two months, at least a dozen of house church meeting venues were forcibly closed down in the province of Hubei, Fujian, and Liaoning.
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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 Fuzhou Reformed House Church has been shut down by the authorities for refusing to join the Three-Self Church.
Protestant meeting venues in Zhejiang and Fujian were demolished or closed down deemed as illegal or their land needed for government’s purposes.
A house church set up a school ten years ago in Henan’s Zhengzhou city for children to receive religious education. It’s been persecuted ever since.
April 21 was Easter. The CCP “celebrated” the day by harassing dissident Catholics, house church Protestants, and even devotees of the government-controlled Three Self Church.
Reaching CCP’s ultimate goal to reduce their number to zero, Protestant churches not controlled by the government are gradually disappearing from China’s capital.
Accused of “holding illegal gatherings,” three Protestant house churches in the central province of Henan were shut down, police confiscating their assets.
Increasingly persecuted, members of these conservative Protestant churches are fleeing China in growing numbers.