Over 20,000 Chinese baptized at Easter
Catholic World News - May 23, 2014
More than 20,000 people were baptized in the Catholic Church in China at Easter this year, the AsiaNews service reports.
Most of the newly baptized Catholics are adults. In spite of efforts by the Beijing regime to suppress the influence of the Church, the number of adult converts is growing, AsiaNews reports.
The high number of newly baptized Catholics is particularly impressive because many Chinese converts choose to come into the Church at Christmas time or the Chinese New Year.
The statistics for baptisms are not complete because of the difficulty of obtaining information from the “underground” Catholic communities. The 20,000 figure comes primarily from the churches recognized by the government.
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