Father Cervellera said that the Communist Party fears the interior freedom that religion can bring.
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One of the more well-known native martyrs was a 14-year-old Chinese girl named Ann Wang, who was killed during the Boxer Rebellion when she refused to apostatize.
On Saturday, China announced sanctions against top USCIRF officials, after the U.S. and several other countries last week leveled sanctions against regional officials in Xinjiang connected to the abuses of the Uyghurs.
Reports of plans to destroy the historic church circulated on Chinese social media after it emerged that local government officials intend to seize Church lands on either side of the cathedral.
The thousand-year history and present state of affairs offer a mixture of hope and concern.
Asia News reported that the priests are being ‘indoctrinated on the religious policy of the Chinese government.’
The former bishop of Hong Kong wrote a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday.
Some U.S. leaders contend that it concedes too much power to the government, undermines efforts to protect religious groups.
Holy Father encourages Chinese Catholics to work toward communion following a Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops.