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Zhejiang: 360 crosses, Christian buildings destroyed

Catholic World News - July 29, 2014

Chinese Communist officials have continued their campaign against Christian institutions in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

Since January, the government has demolished 360 crosses or Christian buildings, according to an AsiaNews report. On July 21, several hundred men attacked a Salvation Army church in Wenzhou, the province’s largest city, and tore down its cross.

In Ningbo, a city of 7.6 million, the Catholic cathedral burned to the ground on July 28. The destruction of the cathedral, built in 1872, has been ruled an accident.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 29, 2014 10:36 AM ET USA

    Looks like the Chinese have their own brand of ISIS, except the Chinese government is responsible for this through the "Patriotic" church offices. Just as in Syria, Iraq and the various countries of Africa, no United Nations condemnation.

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