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Chinese authorities demolish parish

Catholic World News - June 10, 2010

Government authorities in Ordos City, a city of 1.6 million in northern China, demolished the city’s only parish on June 7 in order to make way for a larger road. Authorities also handcuffed the parish priest and a lay leader. The parish had been registered with the government and was not part of the underground church; the local Inner Mongolian bishop has been approved both by the Holy See and by the Communist government.

One source told UCA News, “How could the government demolish the church secretly in the middle of the night and cause the ‘disappearance’ of our Church leaders while talking about social harmony?”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 10, 2010 12:11 PM ET USA

    We know that the communist government of China does this type of thing often enough that the world is inured by individual reports. China is a member of the UN and obviously ignores the basic principles enumerated in its many documents. China newfound economic largesse (partially sponsored by the World Bank that continues to grant it loans) has rendered so many countries mute in the condemnation of China's lack of the most basic and fundamental liberties.

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