Another Chinese Church Destroyed in String of Demolitions

ICC Note: On Tuesday, August 14th, the communist party in china ordered 70 police officers to demolish the Liangwang Catholic Church in China. The demolition of the church was allegedly to make way for the construction of more housing and a railway station. This is yet another of many churches demolished by the Chinese government who claim that the land is needed for urban development.

08/15/2018 China (Southgate Observer) – Another church in China was demolished on Tuesday, this time by 70 police officers under orders of the Communist Party. Along with the building, altars, benches, and liturgical furnishings were also destroyed.

The officials said that under a new zoning plan, Liangwang Catholic Church was no longer allowed to stand,  reported, even though the building belonged to the community and had been registered since 2006.

The church demolition was reportedly necessary to accommodate plans to build residential housing and a railway station.

Members of the congregation took photos and  of the demolished church, showing both how the church used to look, and the rubble that was left afterward.

Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, a group that exposes Christian persecution in China, also posted photos of the rubble on its  page.

 

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