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China: rise in baptisms, ordinations

Catholic World News - April 23, 2012

Amid continued persecution, there is good news from the Church in China, writes Anthony Clark, professor of Chinese history at Whitworth University.

As “China’s Catholics have embraced the New Evangelization,” writes Clark, “the first few months of 2012 have seen a precipitous rise in Catholic outreach and catechumens.” In addition, “vocations are rising, as are ordinations, and as the government turns impatiently toward the lure of fiscal hegemony, more and more young Chinese are turning toward the waters of baptism.”

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