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House Church Pastor Beaten Into A Coma by State Church Staffs in China

武汉教产纠纷家庭教会牧师被打昏 (House Church Pastor Beaten Into a Coma During a Church Property Conflict with State Church)

ICC Note:

We translated the Chinese article into English and it reported a conflict between a house church and “three-self” church over the ownership of a church building in Wuhan, China. The house church pastor, Wu Qixi, was beaten to a coma during a physical conflict.

According to the report, the church building was bought and built by the house church pastor, however, was forcefully taken over by the “three-self” government church five years ago with a promise to allow Pastor Wu to return after three years. However, the government reneged when Pastor Wu and several believers came to claim the church building last week. Those brawlers went away unpunished.

05/14/2014 China (ChinaAid)- 武汉市江夏区一家庭教会与官方背景的三自教会,因教堂产权纠纷起争执,其中家庭教会牧师伍齐喜被大致昏迷,另有七位信徒被打,有信徒星期三(5月14日)说,伍牧师仍然处于昏迷状态,不能说话,还在抢救,但打人者逍遥法外。

武汉市江夏区纸坊街道基督徒因与三自教会的产权纠纷,本周日及周一发生争执,家庭教会牧师伍齐喜与七名信徒受伤,其中伍牧师病发昏迷,送医院急救。中国家庭教会联合会会长张明选牧师星期二晚对记者说:“武汉市纸坊街道的家庭教会,伍齐喜牧师,昨天在聚会时,七八个人被打伤,伍牧师双目失明,也被打致休克,现还在医院。还有张弟兄、郭姊妹他们被打,张兄弟兄还被公安扣留几个小时,刚放出来,他们非常无奈,他们的教堂早年被政府抢走了”。

张明选说,早年由伍齐喜与信徒集资兴建的这座教堂,现已被三自教会占据:“伍牧师原来建的教堂,在他们宗教局支持下,三自教会把他们抢走了,他们现在要去教堂聚会,就打他们,以前也是三自教会的,后来离开三自”。

一位信徒周三对记者说,伍牧师仍未苏醒,警方已介入调查:“我们很气愤,伍牧师现在医院里,还是昏迷不醒,他还不能说话,还有一个弟兄也被打伤,只是为了讨个公道,公安局派出所现在处理这个问题,我不知道处理得怎么样”。

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