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Chinese officials to honor judge who ordered death of martyr

July 11, 2016

Public officials in Guangxi, China, plan to open a museum to honor the judge who ordered the death of St. August Chapdelaine, the AsiaNews service reports.

The museum, in the village of Dingan-- in a region that enjoys heavy tourist traffic-- features a bronze mural of Zhang Mingfeng, who pronounced a death sentence on the 19th-century French missionary. The life-sized mural is intended to show the resolve of Chinese officials in eliminating "foreign" religious influences. 

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