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Chinese bishops brief Hong Kong Catholics on ‘Sinicization’ campaign

November 29, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Catholic bishops from mainland China have been in Hong Kong this week, explaining the government’s plan for an independent Catholic Church loyal to the Communist party.

Bishop Joseph Shen Bin, the president of the Chinese episcopal conference—and vice-president of the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association—said that President Xi has “once again put forward the requirement of adhering to the direction of Sinicization of religion in China and actively guiding religion to adapt to the socialist society.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 30, 2022 1:39 PM ET USA

    "...guiding religion to adapt to the socialist society". As in the U S., so in China, religion is seen by atheists as a mental weakness at best or as a mental illness. Either way, it is considered a useful tool for manipulating the psychologically-handicapped masses into better serving the State as useful idiots. The Communists would kill tens of millions, but still not snuff out religion. So they changed their tactics and experimented with mind control. It seems in many ways to be working.