Hong Kong diocese asks UN investigate Chinese violations of religious freedom
September 16, 2013
The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has asked the UN to push China to recognize religious freedom.
The justice-and-peace commission of the Hong Kong diocese has submitted an appeal to a UN committee investigating Beijing’s compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The group notes the August arrests of four Catholic priests, adding to a long list of Church leaders who have been detained.
"The Chinese authorities have imposed political and religious policies that have been against the principles and practices of the Catholic faith and have gravely violated human rights,” the document from the Hong Kong diocese charges.
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