China

"...a deal that empowers the Chinese Communist party in its efforts to make the Church an instrument of the state."

"[T]he Vatican, ...now appears to be on the verge of repeating its mistake by completing a deal with the government of the People’s Republic of China, on the 85th anniversary of the Reichskonkordat." - National Review

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China Forces All Religious Buildings to Fly Communist Flag

The New 'Red Line' Christians in China Are Being Warned Not to Cross

"Christians in China are being forced to adhere to revised regulations on religion that were implemented in February which has led to strict government controls on their everyday lives. . . . Some of the most notable restrictions prohibit parents from bringing their children to church, while religious venues are banned from holding training sessions." CPost

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China Now Arresting Families for Praying at Home

"Many believe that this is a move by the Chinese government to show the state and the world just how serious it is about its new rules regarding regulating religion in order to enhance national security, dismantling and preventing extremism, and curbing the practice of faith by organizations which are not approved by the state." WRNews

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China detains 30 Christians in latest religious crackdown

"According to China Aid . . . personnel of the religious affairs bureau and the police raided the Olive Tree Church's Sunday worship service on the morning of July 10. The officials took pictures of the congregation, confiscated church property, banned their church meetings, sealed the church doors and then took away 30 of its members to the police station." ChristianTimes

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