China Razes a Church for 3rd Time in 18 Months

BEIJING, NOV. 6, 2001 ( The government of Zhejiang province in eastern China has demolished the Catholic church of the town of Linjiayuan for the third time in 18 months.

UCA News, a Catholic press agency in Thailand, reported that the town's residents took advantage of the national holiday, from Oct. 1-7, to reconstruct their church, but the government demolished it Oct. 25.

The government made this decision after Catholics refused to become members of the local section of the state-controlled "patriotic" church.

Zenit - The World Seen From Rome
6. november 2001

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