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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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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 17, 2013 1:26 AM ET USA

    “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religion," so says the PRC's constitution. But we know that China signs and says anything to get their way, having no intention to live by their word (including UN provisions).