Chinese church torched; authorities slow to react
Catholic World News - September 18, 2012
Catholics in China’s Hubei province are protesting that a church in Xiantao was deliberately torched, and local authorities have been slow to react to the crime.
The church, which had been rebuilt after it was demolished during the reign of Mao Xedong, was almost completely destroyed by a fire set on September 14. Although the building is legally registered, police have not offered to help, parishioners complain. Church officials are demanding a full investigation.
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