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Authorities raze city’s only Catholic church

ICC Note: Not much religious persecution news is reported from Mongolia, but here a shocking story makes known some of what is happening there.

6/10/10 Mongolia (UCAN) – The only Catholic church in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, was destroyed overnight Monday and the priest and lay leader detained by police.

The demolition is believed to have been carried out pursuant to a court order.

Parishioners today set up camp near the ruins to try to prevent any new construction on the site.

They had arrived for morning Mass on June 8 to a pile of rubble littered with pieces of the altar and five-meter cross.

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