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Chinese Christians now outnumber Chinese Communists

November 24, 2014

The number of Christians in China now outnumbers the number of Communists, writes Steven Mosher for the Aleteia site.

Mosher, who heads the Population Research Institute, reports that he encountered lively and growing Christian communities during a recent trip through China. "There are now an estimated 100 million plus Christians in the world’s most populous country, with Catholics alone accounting for about 12 million of this number," he says. By contrast there are 87 million members of the Chinese Communist Party--"most of whom are Communists in name only."

 


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