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North Korean dictator visits Catholic church in China

Catholic World News - September 02, 2010

Kim Jong Il, whose repression of religion is unmatched by any other world leader, visited a Catholic church in China on August 26.

Father Nicholas Liu Wenhui showed the North Korean leader around the church; Kim Jong Il’s father, the equally notorious Kim Il Sung, had visited the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin, where the church is located, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45).

“North Korea has not given any sign of improving its relationship not only with the Catholic Church but with other religions in South Korea,” cautioned Father Baptist John Kim Hun-il of the Korean Bishops’ Conference.

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