COMMENTARY: The Chinese Communist Party remains determined to extinguish the Catholic faith — over time.
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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.
After the Vatican signed the interim agreement with Chinese Communist Party authorities on the appointment of bishops in September 2018, Chinese government persecution of Catholics continued with the demolition of churches and crosses and the continuing detention of underground clergy.
Bishop Guo and his priests have refused to join the state-run Church, and thus have not been approved by the Chinese government.