Chinese Pastors Ordered to Post Signs on Churches Forbidding Entry to Minors

ICC Note:

Christians in China continue to be harassed by the communist government in many different ways. The authorities are not only demolishing church buildings and interrupting worship services; they also want control of how services are led and who can attend them. China sees Christians as a threat to communist ideals and appears determined to eradicate Christianity.

2/9/2018 China (Breitbert) –  As part of its most recent clampdown on Christian churches, Chinese authorities have instructed priests and pastors to post signs on churches barring entry to minors.

The instruction is part of a new set of communist party-controlled regulations on religious activities that went into effect on February 1 and is aimed at preventing children and young people from getting religious instruction or taking an active part in Christian worship.

According to a report Thursday from ucanews, the leading independent Catholic news source in Asia, authorities have begun enforcing the government ban on minors in church in several regions, while forcing a number of Protestant house churches in Henan province to close.

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