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11/15/2019 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – A video circulated on social media depicted several Hong Kong riot police officers entering a Catholic Church and later arresting several protestors.

Police entered Holy Cross church and subdued several protestors. Following several people questioning why police were allowed to enter in the first place and why the arrests were not stopped, the Diocese of Hong Kong released an official statement. They commented saying, “there is no way for a church to guarantee that those who enter it will not be arrested according to the law… It is our earnest hope that the current turmoil in Hong Kong will come to an end”.

Hong Kong bishop, Joseph Ha chi-shing, has called for Friday fasts and continued prayer for the safety of those engaging in protests. Catholics are among those gathering in protest of the government, though some have preferred to remain silent.

The church arrests come just days following the third protestor shooting by police and the death of one university student who was injured while running from police.

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